Getting real, locally grown fruits and vegetables right on the farm in Redland just became a little bit easier. On Sunday Nov 17, Taste of Redland launched Market Sundays & The Locavore Kitchen, a weekly farm stand open every Sunday featuring an onsite mobile kitchen serving locally inspired cuisine on a 5 acre farm in South Dade. More than 700 people from all parts of South Florida turned out for the opening in Redland, as they enjoyed true Florida-raised food, made-from-scratch and prepared by award-winning master chef Vincent Gourmet.
The Redland farm is designed to allow guests an opportunity to learn about agriculture in Miami-Dade County while they explore the beautiful property among the lychee and avocado grove. The property at the corner of 256 St. and 202 Ave. is open every Sunday from 10-4 through June, and is the perfect way to spend the day with family and friends while enjoying amazing local food and music.
In addition to the regular Market Sundays each week, on the second Sunday of every month, you can also enjoy a sit-down ticketed brunch in a separate area on the farm.
“It’s truly a celebration of all that’s local and the growing locavore movement in Miami,” said Michael Huter, Founder of Taste of Redland. “Chef Vincent Gourmet is creating incredible menus that utilize freshly harvested produce directly from the on-site, all Florida-raised farm stand. What makes this different is we almost exclusively use Florida-raised products, no imports are allowed in the farm stand. Even the grass-fed burgers are pasture raised on our farms in Live Oak, Florida, and the seafood comes from the Keys or other parts of Florida. Great local food, great live music, sustainable living and lots of fun on the farm!”
Taste of Redland created the programming to champion the fast-growing Miami Locavore Movement and celebrate the bounty that local Redland and Florida farms offer. Visitors to the weekly family-and-dog-friendly gathering place are invited to purchase 100 percent non-GMO fresh-picked fruits and vegetables from the farm stand. Guest celebrity chefs will be on the calendar as well, to share their favorite recipes and give some tips with live cooking demonstrations. James Beard award winning Chef Allen Susser will be on hand for the January 12th brunch, doing live demos and book signings with his latest release of “GREEN FIG & LIONFISH.”
“The quality of the locally grown ingredients are the true star in every menu item and the grounds are a genuine paradise,” stated Chef Vincent Gourmet. “The brunches will have multiple stations that showcase the diversity of flavor profiles that can be achieved when you have such an incredible palette of local ingredients to work with. It’s very exciting.”
If you love horses, you’ll also enjoy live demos, pony rides for the kids and a chance to sign up for riding lessons, just a short hayride next door at Strong Current Stables.
Taste of Redland Market Sundays is free and open to the public, every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through June. The monthly ticketed brunches series will take place on the 2nd Sunday each month on Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 8 (Easter Sunday) and May 10 (Mother’s Day)
TASTE OF REDLAND MARKET SUNDAYS
Farm Stand & Locavore Kitchen at the Redland Banyan
25450 SW 202 Ave, at the Corner of SW 256 St.
FREE ENTRY, PARKING AND WI-FI
EVERY SUNDAY 10-4 THROUGH JUNE
More info and tickets visit tasteofredland.com.