Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Florida Resource for local food and farms

At the greenplanet festival on February 28th,  I picked up a copy of the Winter 2015 Florida Food and Farm magazine.  It’s a new magazine with the mission to connect Florida local food producers and providers with those who want to use and eat it!  I’m hoping this magazine is around for a long time!  You can read a copy at http://www.floridafoodandfarm.com/ .
One of my favorite articles from this issue was concerning the grass-fed cattle at Arrowhead Beef.  To get lean and tender beef, they raise a unique breed of cow know as le Parthenais.  I love the quote from Tom Pellizzetti, co-owner of Arrowhead Beef – “We believe that great beef comes from great cows and great cows must have a sustainable, humane life for their entirety.” 
Arrowhead Beef is available at a number of butcher shops, retail stores and green markets throughout the state or can be ordered directly from the company online – arrowheadbeef.com.  Some retailers that carry their meat are – Marando Farms, Fort Lauderdale; The Butcher Shopper, Stuart; Nature’s Garden, Naples; and Living Green Fresh Market, Oakland Park.  I haven’t had any yet but plan on trying it soon!
For more on local food go to - http://www.floridafoodandfarm.com/