Five South Florida Food-Related Events This Weekend: Florida Turkish Festival, Broward County Fair, and More
Once you get your pre-Thanksgiving chores out of the way -- either putting together the menu or figuring out which hired gun is gonna do the work for you -- it's time to unwind with yet even more food- and drink-focused fun. After the jump, find a list of five food and drink related events taking place this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Oh, and a little pre-holiday bonus? They're all free or super affordable.
- Anti-Frankenfood Group Lobbies State Senator Sobel on Genetically-Modified Food; Holds "GE-Free Cook-Off" This Sunday
- Cheese Making Course with Jojo Milano of Delilah's Dairy Farm Is This Weekend
- Don King Boxing is Friday: Celebrate With a Knockout Punch
5. Batten's Farmers Market Fall Festival
The kids need to burn off some energy and you want an easy lunch solution; enter the Batten's Farmers Market fall festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Nine food trucks are scheduled to appear, including 90 Miles to Go, Big Kahuna, Big Mike's BBQ, Firewall Food Truck, Fry Daddy, Gene's Joint, JOJI Yogurt, Lobsta Rollin, and The Philly Grill. In addition to the food, look for family-friendly activities like pony rides, hay rides, carnival booths, and arcade games, and more.
4. Frankenfood-free cook-off
Do you always get rave reviews for the all-organic salsa you make with the heirloom tomatoes you grow yourself on the back patio? Show off your nature-assisted cooking skills at the GE-Free Cook-off (that's genetically engineered-free for the uninitiated). The Food & Water Watch-sponsored event is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marando Farms in Fort Lauderdale. Bring a GE-free dish to be evaluated by judges and the public. Best dish gets a trophy (and bragging rights at the next CSA pickup).