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Artisanal Fair at the Wolfsonian: Local Produce, Crafted Foods

It is said that at first we eat with our eyes. Which has to explain the painstaking detail that some chefs take to make a pastry or dish absolutely gorgeous when they know the final result of their labors results in the annihilation of that object by way of mastication.

Miami has its share of beautiful food, especially in the fall and winter months when Homestead farm stands sell produce and farmers markets come alive with everything from hand-baked bread to small batch hot sauces.

On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., the Wolfsonian-FIU is celebrating local food artisans with its first-ever Artisanal Fair and CSA Sign-Up event, in conjunction with the museum's final weekend of its Modern Meals: Remaking Foods from Farm to Kitchen exhibit, in partnership with Slow Food Miami and The Village Stand. The exhibit explores how people in the U.S. began eating foods that were mass-produced in the first half of the 20th century, and how that changed the landscape of food and eating for America.

Meet local food vendors and farmers including Cao Chocolates, Laurie's Pantry, Pop Nature, Proper Sausages, The Cheesecake Gallery, and Dauphin Kaffee.

Participating CSA's include Teena's Pride, Bee Heaven Farm, and Little River Market Garden. Each farm will share a little about their programs including prices and pick-up locations, and you'll be able to sign up with a CSA on the spot.

At 2 p.m., a special guided tour of the Modern Meals exhibit will be conducted, co-led by Teena's Pride's own Teena Borek and museum staff.

The event is free and open to the public (but bring cash and an empty stomach).

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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