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One last Food Day Event

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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
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MYAKAYAH 11/6/2014 8:44AM

    Yes, I voted early last week & I have a feeling its going to be a heck of a time to get to the next 2 years lol! This is the first election where I was happy to see the choice "Neither of these choices."

Thanks for the link to the local food production! I try to buy local as much as possible!

How are your 2 cats? My cat is good, he just came in from being out and demanded his brushing, garage tour and being petted before going to sleep until his afternoon tour~

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KEKEIKO 11/4/2014 10:35PM

    Sheryl, go back in and edit your link. Remove the https:// and then the link will work in your blog.

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Edgartown Ghost Tour

Monday, November 03, 2014

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.

  
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FROSTY99 11/17/2014 8:22PM

    Thanks for sharing the tour with us. I love things like this. Mr. Dora offers a tour and one of these days I am going to have to take it! This makes me really want to do it. So often we overlook the things right next door!

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SRIVERS1 11/16/2014 1:09PM

    Sheryl, I just loved it! this was so interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Sandy


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ROXYZMOM 11/3/2014 5:02PM

    Too fun! Thanks for sharing!!

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KEKEIKO 11/3/2014 2:08PM

    Very nice pictures and fun tour. emoticon

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BOHEMIANCAT 11/3/2014 10:40AM

    What fun! Looks like a great tour.

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SANDISOCAROLINA 11/3/2014 9:09AM

    So interesting! Thanks for the tour and sharing the pictures. emoticon Have a wonderful week.

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Food Day Memory Meal at Varri Green Farm

Friday, October 31, 2014

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!

  
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--KREN 11/5/2014 8:35AM

    That's a pretty neat concept for Food Day - telling stories about your favorite dish. I like it!

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 11/1/2014 9:37AM

    That sounds like a great memory itself..... And I liked your picture the best!

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MILPAM3 11/1/2014 9:15AM

  What a treat that must have been.

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KIWIANN 11/1/2014 8:46AM

    that sounds like a great time!! emoticon

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Food Day. Future Chefs Competition!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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.

  
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GENRE009 10/30/2014 4:19PM

    YOUR LIFE SOUNDS SO FULL, AND FUN! EVA

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LISACHOSECHANGE 10/30/2014 5:55AM

    sound like such a great time.

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MOMTO6CUTIES 10/29/2014 5:37PM

    awesome :)

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Missed Everyone

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello to you all, I am finally back to Sparking and hope to remain. Most of you know I have been very sick for the past 30 days, but mending fast now and so happy to be back with everyone.

Unfortunately I will not be able to respond to each and everyone of you that send good wishes, but know that they were all appreciated.

Good news from all of this is I lost 10 pounds, officially at doctors yesterday!! Heck of a way to do it, but I will happily release them all to the universe and hope never to see them again!

Thank you again my friends for all your support!

  
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MYAKAYAH 9/21/2014 1:58AM

    I'm behind but I hope you are recovered from your illness!

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GENRE009 9/14/2014 4:51PM

    Sheryl Hi!
I had no idea that you were sick. I went back in your blogs to see if I missed you telling me, nope. I guess your teams knew. I am glad you are better now. I do remember that you sent me AN EMAIL ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM, AND I THOUGHT YOU HAD IT UNDER CONTROL. I am glad you lost weight, but it is very dangerous to lose it when you are having medical problems because you need all your strength. I had the 4 months of problems with my computer viris, and computer service that was faulty. Other than that I have been on a roller coaster of stress, and feel like I became defeated because it was just too much to deal with. I lost someone I loved during this time, and took it very hard too. I am back, and starting again. I hope you are doing better now. bye, eva

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SRIVERS1 9/13/2014 12:48PM

    Sheryl,

So glad to see you back. emoticon on the weight loss. Probably not the way you wanted to lose it but, way to go. Keep up the good work on taking care of yourself and take it easy. emoticon You are in my thoughts and prayers always.

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Sandy

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PATTIEMCD 9/11/2014 10:55PM

    So glad you're back !
As you already know, you were greatly missed !!
:-)

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ROXYZMOM 9/11/2014 7:51PM

    I am glad you are in the road to recovery!
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TRESSWANN 9/11/2014 5:14PM

    Glad you are back and healing!

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KIWIANN 9/11/2014 2:39PM

    We definitely missed you!! So happy to have you back!! emoticon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 9/11/2014 12:27PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/11/2014 11:34AM

    Welcome back. Glad you're feeling better.

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KEKEIKO 9/11/2014 11:23AM

    emoticon
You were missed! emoticon
Glad to see he have returned.
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BILLB000 9/11/2014 10:06AM

    Probably feels good to be able to come back. Go slow. Self care is most important as you know. It will be good to see you back on the SP pages.

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AMARILYNH 9/11/2014 9:36AM

    Sheryl, I didn't know you have been ill? Tell us more?? HARD way to lose weight whatever was wrong!! Hugs, Marilyn

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NAN041 9/11/2014 9:29AM

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Good to see you back, Nan

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