Rabbit Run Farm Tour & Culinary Class
Owner Denise Muir will lead a tour of Rabbit Run Farm, a hydroponic farm, introducing the variety of heirloom plants being grown and how the hydroponic system works. The sustainable farming practices used at Rabbit Run will be the focus of the tour material, including the farm's dedication to sell only to local restaurants and customers. Following the tour, a culinary class will be presented where Chef Kristina San Filippo will demonstrate a selection of recipes using Rabbit Run Farm produce. Guests will then enjoy a salad and vegetarian entree for lunch featuring the recipes presented in the culinary class.
Chef Bio: Kristina San Filippo
Owner Bio: Denise Muir
Time: Wednesday, November 5th, 10am-1pm
Pincher's Seafood 101
Reserve your seat for a Seafood Dining Experience like no other! All from the best view on the Caloosahatchee River from Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford. Take the ultimate taste bud tour of the freshest seafood caught from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico including Stone Crabs, Blue Crabs and Grouper. Get hands on knowledge from the seafood experts that are responsible for bringing your catch from the water to the table. A Family Owned and Operated company for 18 years in Southwest Florida, Pinchers and Island Crab Company owner, Grant Phelan, will be on hand to lead a fun and interesting discussion on the valuable fisheries that we rely on. Your dining experience will be capped off with a $20 gift certificate to take home with you to visit any Pinchers and taste your favorites from the day. Come see why we proudly say “You Can’t Fake Fresh!”
Time: Monday, November 3rd, 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Lee County 'Agritourism' Farm Tour
The Lee County Agritourism Farm Tour offers a full day of urban and peri-urban farming experiences on four of Lee County's premier farms. The tour takes attendees to parts of the Urban Farm Trail which offers a package of agricultural delights that appeal to the sense of taste, sight and touch; each farm unique, distinct, and enterprising. The tour provides a farm-to-table lunch served on-farm and fresh from the farm in an environment that enhances the connections between people and food.
Time: Thursday, November 6, 8am-4pm
Pine Island Botanical & The Sprout Queen Farm Tour
Owners Michael Wallace and Chris 'The Sprout Queen' Lindsey will lead a tour of their 4 acre residential farm known as Pine Island Botanicals. Michael will discuss the natural/sustainable farming practices utilized in all aspects of hydroponics, in ground gardens, flocks of chickens, and fruit tree groves. The Sprout Queen will talk about how they educate their customers on the taste, texture, color, and nutrition of what they offer. Following the tour, guests will enjoy a local Chef prepared appetizer, salad and entrée created from items currently available on the farm.
Time: Saturday, November 8th, 10am-2pm
Celebrate Southwest Florida’s delicious and locally sourced food by visiting one of Local Roots Farmers Markets! As four of the area’s largest markets, each of these one-of-a-kind shopping destinations offer a unique opportunity to purchase local treasures, including garden-fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, agricultural products, artisan products and other commodities. Stay for lunch, take a walk, and listen to our live music—best of all, keep it local!
Sanibel Island Farmers Market
Every Sunday starting October 5th
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coconut Point Farmers Market
Every Thursday starting October 2nd
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lakes Park Farmers Market
Every Friday starting October 2nd
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bonita Springs Farmers Market
Every Saturday starting October 4th
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.