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Tour de Farm, Slow Food First Coast

Slow Down with Tour de Farm 2017

Slow Food First Coast is hosting their biannual Tour de Farm November 19th from 12pm to 5pm. The event gives over 15 North Florida farms a chance to open their (barn) doors for a day. Each farm has a restaurant or an artisan food and beverage partner along with fun events for all ages. President of the , , encourages all visitors to bring their adventurous spirit. “Consumers shape the future of local food through the choice they make. We want to spread the word about all of the delicious, beautiful foods being grown and produced right here in our area, …

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Saturiwa Trading Company: A Mobile Market

Imagine a market that pops up around town. Setting up fresh fruits and veggies, delicious local honey, and other great products…and then disappears. Only to be found again, at a new location, later that week. That dream is the reality of the , a mobile market that is the latest addition to Jacksonville’s local food scene. You’ll find at the head of this new venture, and if you haven’t met him you’re missing out. Stowers isn’t new to the food culture here in JAX. He’s been providing hard to find food items for 20 years for chefs in the city. …

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Phoenix Art District, Christy Frazier, Photo by Nate Price, Springfield, Jacksonville, Florida

Let Your Phoenix Flag Fly: A New Arts District in Springfield

“I’VE GOT A SCHOOL TO BUILD.” Phoenix Arts District (P.A.D.) is prepping to be a game changer for Jacksonville. The district will house the Jacksonville Florida School of the Arts (JFSOTA), and will be a community space with lots of moving parts. The major focus will be on hands-on art education and building a home for local and visiting artists. P.A.D. is such a big undertaking that it needs a whole community of support–and thankfully there is a great team working on it. Local entrepreneur Christy Frazier and her business partner Aislynn Thomas-McDonald are at the helm. The two met …

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Forgotten Jacksonville Memories Found During Cowford Chophouse Restaurant Restoration

  You can’t help but cheer over the progress that restaurant restoration has made in the past year. Now, The Cowford Chophouse and Museum of Science of History have partnered up to preserve and share many of the items they uncovered in the old Bostwick Building. , of the , said they went into the restoration project with the intention that, “Whatever we did find, we wanted people to have access to.” While a great deal of archival materials like loans and mutual trusts have been discovered, and will surely contribute to the history here in Jacksonville, it’s the personal …

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People Of Jacksonville: Showing the talent and diversity of Jacksonville, Florida

Each person has their own story “There’s no such thing as not having a story,” which may sound like a line from a corny self-actualization book, but coming from Aidee Chavez and Francesco Salomoni, creators of the People of Jacksonville Instagram, it’s easy to believe. The new project is looking to document and share stories heard every day in our city from people just like you. Yes, you, reading this right now. Aidee Chavez and Francesco Salomoni, Creators of People of Jacksonville Aidee and Francesco met the same way they meet a lot of their People of Jacksonville subjects, through …

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Home Is Where The Pie Is – My Grandmother’s Pie

Allison D’Aurizio, owner and baker of , may be true to her southern roots with her flaky pie crust and perfect pecan filling, but she’s setting the bar higher when it comes to her new creations, like her sweet and savory galettes and portable hand-pies. While it’s been just two short years since D’Aurizio set up shop here in Jacksonville, she’s quickly become an institution. With no storefront, you can order from My Grandmother’s Pie online and you can find them at markets around town including Jaxsons Night Market in Hemming Park, Beaches Green Market at Jarboe Park, and various …

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Bold City Pops

  The popsicle competition in Jax is strong but in a short time Bold City Pops has carved out a name and a very visible brand for themselves. With their unique and bright campers, Pearl and Scout you can spot Bold City Pops a mile away. Suzanah Raffield and Rhonda Stringfellow Ryan started Bold City Pops in 2014, and now they always seem to have quite a line for their flavors like Cookies & Cream and Hibiscus Ginger Lemon. Bold City Pops sources local ingredients as much as possible, and try to stick to seasonal flavors. Sorry to all the …

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Tidal Craft Ice – pops with a buzz

Love to savor the taste of craft cocktails and wish you didn’t have to leave your house, or pay $12 to enjoy one? So did Rhonda and Suzanah of Bold City Pops, so they found a solution and named it Tidal Craft Ice. Tidal Craft Ice is simple, yet it’s never done before. It’s best described as a cocktail cube, and it takes care of the fresh, specialty ingredients that make you delicious craft cocktails, and puts them right at your fingertips in your freezer. Here’s how it works, grab your cube of choice, add your favorite type of alcohol …

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Mocha Misk’I Brownie Shop

  A specialty brownie shop has just opened in Jacksonville. I repeat, a specialty brownie spot has just opened in town. Let our taste-buds rejoice! Mocha Misk’i is located on Laura Street, two doors down from the well-loved downtown Chamblins Bookmine location. Owned by sisters Pilar and Helga Langthorn, the shop specializes in rich fudgey brownies, and has options for vegans and those who are gluten free!  Among personalized messages made with brownie letters, Mocha Misk’i’s unique specialty item is the Brownie Roll. An inventive take on brownies, the Brownie Roll is inspired by sushi. Don’t worry, there’s no rice …

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