From now until January, the Cade Museum will be food-themed and this weekend, they are starting the "Food Revolution" with a few special events.
Stephanie Bailes, Cade Museum Executive director, says, "it tells the story of our food from farm to table and into the future and its an important global conversation because, in the next ten years, we will have to produce and harvest more food than we have in the past 10 thousand years combined.“
They say this is especially relevant in our area since over 20% of Floridians are employed in the agricultural sector.
The events will begin this friday night, with a Feeding the Future Panel Discussion from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The panel will include Jennifer Sirangelo, from the 4-H Council, and will talk about how we can educate our youth to shape the future of food.
The main event will come on Saturday with the Museum’s Agricultural Festival, which also includes free admission into the museum.
Bailes says, “we’ve partnered with the Alachua County Young Farmers and Ranchers Association and the Florida Farm Bureau to have a food and agricultural festival that will include food trucks and food producers all locally sourced.“