edible Sarasota is a quarterly publication that promotes and celebrates the abundance of local foods and other notable products in the Gulf Coast Region. Edible Sarasota provides a unique opportunity to reach 20,000 highly desirable customers, four times a year. Edible Sarasota is available at no cost in restaurants, hotels, grocers, wine shops, farmers markets, bakeries, coffee shops, boutiques and health complexes throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. We value local, seasonal, authentic foods and culinary traditions. We celebrate family farmers who plant the seeds and work tirelessly to bring you the freshest local produce, the ranchers and poultry farmers committed to creating healthier and more sustainable methods of working with animals and the land, the food artisans who proudly create cheeses and the wines to pair them with, and the local chefs who continually excite us with the unique flavors of this region. We at edible Sarasota honor their dedication to using the highest quality, local, seasonal foods, and we want to share their stories with you.
Through our printed publication, website, and events, we aim to connect consumers with these local growers, retailers, chefs, and food artisans, enabling those relationships to grow and thrive in a healthful, and economically viable way. We are part of a growing national movement throughout this country that is encouraging people to eat more locally-grown and locally-produced foods. By eating locally, we help sustain the small family farms that grow these foods, we enjoy food that is fresher and healthier for us and we help reduce the cost to the environment.
Here in Sarasota we are blessed with an abundance of talented writers and artists and that just happens to be part of our mission: to present the unique voices of Gulf Coast writers, and to coax from them the tales that don't often get told. Through them you will find out about new products, old ways and thriving traditions, must read books, food events and festivals, restaurants and markets - all of the things that have helped make us a true culinary destination.