Muriel Olivares

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    Muriel Olivares and Tiffany Noé: Plant People

    In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. Muriel Olivares and Tiffany Noé stroll through carefully potted rows of herbs, seedlings, and flowers ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Vegan Eats, Extraordinary Art at F.E.A.S.T. Dinner Sunday

    There are exciting innovations happening all over Miami these days, from outstanding art to ethical eats. And this weekend's first installment of F.E.A.S.T. (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is putting two genres together for an evening of cruelty-free cuisine and local art aid. For ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    The Fare Field: Bradley Herron Makes Kale Salad, Black Grouper, and Bush Beans

    The Fare Field, Miami's farm-to-table web series straight out of Little Haiti, is on its fourth episode already. Time flies. This week, Bradley Herron, executive chef of the Genuine Hospitality Group, prepares a meal made up almost entirely of fresh eats from the farm. There's sautéed burgundy bu ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    The Fare Field: Miami's First Farm-Based Cooking Show Debuts Today

    A new online cooking show is making its debut today, and it's a love story for locavores. The Miami-based The Fare Field is all about fresh veggies, local talent, and backyard eats. Here's the premise: Every two weeks, a local chef will hit up Little River Market Garden (Little Haiti's urban farm) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Muriel Olivares's Urban Farm: The Choice Is Ours

    You know what's hard? Farming. I'm not talking big-time farming. You know the kind: colossal tractors, measurements in acres, intricate irrigation systems. Nope, I'm talking about the small stuff. Farms where growers bend over tiny plots of earth, plant seeds, and hope for just a little bit of rain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    1. Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Group

    When it came time to decide who would be on our list of Tastemakers, there was no shortage of opinions around these parts. Battles were waged, sides were taken, and there was blood on the floor. Given all that, it might surprise you to know when it came to ranking our Top 10: Jose Mendin was undispu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Greening Up: An Important Video on South Florida's Young Farmers

    David Laws thinks organic farming is almost like civil disobedience. "Organic farming is by definition against the grain," says Laws, the farmer behind Treehugger Farms in Davie. "There's a huge monstrous, mechanized market out there that's really out to stop all that we are doing. But things are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    2. Hedy Goldsmith of the Genuine Hospitality Group

    Hedy Goldsmith screwed Kellogg's. How did she do it? It started when your average, hungover Miamian sought the comforting Sunday morning breeze and sunshine on the patio of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Amongst the fried, eggy and meaty brunch treats visitors saw homemade Pop-Tarts filled with je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    3. Joel and Leticia Pollock of Panther Coffee

    First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    4. Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits

    Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    5. Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms

    A sign that says, "Welcome! Please no meat or cigarettes. Enjoy and respect." welcomes you to Paradise Farms. The sign should simply read, "Paradise." This piece of heaven on earth in Homestead started out as an abandoned five-acre avocado grove. With a lot of love and work, Gabriele Marewski turne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    6. Kevin Cory of Naoe

    Kevin Cory -- sushi master, soft spoken chef, and seafood overlord -- is the man behind Naoe, an omakase-style Japanese restaurant in Brickell Key where dinners start at $160 and most of the menu is chef's choice. Sounds amazing, right? Wouldn't you just love to go tonight? Well, you can't. Cory is ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    7. Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Broken Shaker

    A few years back, you could get a good cocktail or two in Miami, sure. But more than likely, you'd be served Margaritas made with a corn syrup-laden mix. Maybe you could get a decent martini, but you'd probably wind up with Red Bull and vodka in a plastic cup at a trendy hotel pool bar, instead. Ga ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    8. Larry Carrino of Brustman Carrino Public Relations

    We've all seen those movies where the teenage mailroom clerk works his way up the ladder to become president of the firm. We've also all seen movies where giant lizards eat Tokyo. Both make for good stories, but neither happens much in real life. Except, sometimes they do. When 19-year-old Larry Ca ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    9. Zak Stern of Zak the Baker

    If you were to measure a man by his passion, it would be hard to find a baker held in higher esteem than Zak Stern. Whereas most dough-makers talk levain and flour, Stern voices thoughts of wisdom, happiness, and beauty. Zak the Baker is more than just talk, though. He's a fervent proponent for lo ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    10. Andres Tovar of Con Sabor a México Carnitas Estilo Michoacán

    You could totally go for a taco right now. But not the ordinary kind. You crave tacos campechanos -- rich pork shoulder tacos, sprinkled with crisp bits of chicharrón. Want salsita? Pick between green (tomatillos, cilantro, onions, and garlic) or red (chile de árbol, guajillo peppers, tomatoes, an ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    11. Paula DaSilva of 1500° at Eden Roc

    Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it. As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    12. Robert Tejon of Misfits Home-Brewers and Gravity Brewlab

    A mere few years ago the Miami craft beer scene was represented by a handful of bars that served little more than Budweiser and Corona to a few thirsty souls. But change happens and it happens quickly. Miami now has a healthy craft beer scene and a budding home brew movement. Misfits Home-Brewers c ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    13. Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann of Proper Sausages

    Say what you will about sausages. Make all the jokes you want. But these two aren't kidding. When it comes to combining flavors and different kinds of meats, Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann are experts. What was formerly just a stand at a weekend farmers markets has turned into a storefront in Miami ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    14. Suzy Batlle of Azucar Ice Cream

    You won't find tostones at Azucar on Calle Ocho. Nor will you turn up flan, at least not in its usual form. Suzy Batlle's ice cream shop, inspired by the memory of her abuela -- hand-makes ice cream and yogurt every day. The flan comes in three different flavors; pumpkin, caramel and coconut. Yet B ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    15. Brian Mullins of Ms. Cheezious

    As we did during childhood, we run when the baby blue food truck with the bikinied pin-up girl comes rolling through our neighborhoods. Then we breathe hard. Instead of a cone, we adults crave a grilled bacon and blue or a classic grilled cheese-and-tomato soup combo. To make Ms. Cheezious, Brian M ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    16. Muriel Olivares of Little River Market Garden

    The eating world is paying more attention to food's origin than ever. Yet the locavores' work is far from done. There's been plenty of debate on whether locally grown and raised food is the answer to crises like hunger and obesity, but that's not what's important. What matters is that Muriel Olivar ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Muriel Olivares Talks Sustainable Farming at Lester's Tomorrow

    Muriel Olivares, founder and farmer at the Little River Market Garden.​A wise sage once told her young grasshopper, "If you plant something every day, you'll have something every day." Actually, it was more like Muriel Olivares, founder and farmer of the Little River Market Garden, telling us he ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Tonight: Seriously Organic Brings Florida Meat, Cheese & Produce To BTTR

    ​This evening at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up look for a different kind of vehicle. Seriously Organic, a foraging company that launched last summer with the mission of connecting farmers to chefs and consumers, will bring its refrigerated truck to the gathering. It will be packed with fres ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    New South Miami Farmers Market's Locavore Bounty in Photos

    Trina Sargalski​Last Saturday was the first day of the new South Miami Farmers Market. Last Friday, I wrote a post about the market's mission of sourcing local produce, cheese, meat, eggs, and value-added products (jams, salsas, and other prepared foods) from local farms, community gardens, home g ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    New South Miami Farmers Market Opens Saturday

    Trina Sargalski​Florida vegetables, fruits, eggs, grass-fed beef, and cheese, oh my! These will be on sale in front of South Miami City Hall (6130 Sunset Drive) tomorrow (on Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be jams, salsas, native and edible plants, and other products.The market wil ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Little River Market: Small Urban Farm with Big Flavors

    ​Muriel Olivares always excels at what she does. Her world is full of colors and creation. At age 11, she was accepted to the magnet art program at South Miami Middle School and from there she went to the New World School of the Arts. She did well and was accepted at the San Francisco Art Institut ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 11, 2005

    A Collaborative Canvas

    Mining the energy of the collective