For the last few years we have held a forum on the Importance of Local Food Production. this year we held two forums back to back. The other was Food Justice.
We were lucky enough to have someone videoing the first. U hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hqS 0bfFSDs
Edgartown was established in 1889 in an area just north of what was to become Ft Pierce. This area was completely uninhabited but for Seminole Indians and lots of mosquitoes.
Most of the houses built during this time are still in place today. The area is a highly sought after place to live.
Most of the ghosts on this tour are portrayed by the current owners of the houses.
These pictures were taken inside the Platts/Backus house. Home of the first Dr. in the area Dr Platts and the famous Florida landscape artist A.E.'Bean' Backus. It is now home to Main Street Ft. Pierce
These are two of the houses that line 2nd Street, the river used to come to their back yards. The Coral House was a boarding house and was a bed & breakfast in recent years.
One of the early owners of the boarding house.
Sea Captain from a Navy boat struck by a hurricane.
This house was a boarding house for fishermen, with the river in the back yard it was an easy commute to work. It is now a private residence.
This is a fisherman's cottage. He is said to have been lured to his death by the mermaid, and now haunts the cottage.
This is taken in front of an upscale boarding house, it is now home to Whimsy a stylish clothing store.
This was taken in front of the home of the first lady business person in the area. Remember this was during the time that a woman could not own property. She ran a very successful trading post, then later turned it into a general store.
The last stop on our tour is the Hill House, Mr Hill was the first photograper in our area, the house which is actually 3 houses is now home to the first micro brewery in our county.
I hope you enjoyed the tour through Edgartown.
On Sunday, October 19, in celebration of Food Day Slow Food Chapter Gold & Treasure Coast held a Memory Meal with Farmer Sal Varri as host.
We gathered at the farm all bearing a dish to share that held a special memory for us. The food was amazing plus we shared a meal with lots of new and old friends. The stories were sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, but always entertaining.
After our meal we were treated to a tour of the farm, here in South Central Florida this is our planting season so most of the plants were just starting. We canít wait for them to start appearing at our local Farmerís Markets.
Couldn't upload any of the group pictures I took, all said file too big, couldn't resist the silly picture of me!
Saturday October 18, 2014
Slow Food Gold & Treasure Coast in cooperation with the Downtown Ft. Pierce Farmerís Market and the St Lucie County Schools Culinary Arts Council held a competition between area schools culinary arts classes.
Each participating high school prepared an appetizer and an entrťe, made from ingredients found at the Farmerís Market. The students had to devise the recipe, and then prepare it, all within the time allowed. They were judged on presentation, taste, and creativity.