From handcrafted granola to all-natural sausages, artisan foods will be featured at a festival in Coral Gables this Saturday.
Hosted at the Coral Gables Museum, the Artisan Food Fest will feature more than 20 vendors selling a variety of artisanal goods. Artisanal goods range from breads to meat, but are all handmade and produced in smaller quantities than factory-made food.
“Given the museum’s focus on sustainability and our efforts to be a green building, we decided to continue the farmer’s market season on our own efforts,” said festival organizer Christine Rupp.
The idea of offering the Artisan Food Fest to the community is credited to Tom Wilfong, the owner of Copperpot’s.
Copperpot’s has been specializing in making jams for the last year. Wilfong notes that the population of artisanal food producers has grown largely in recent months.
“We have evolved our flavors from just sweet and savory and have adapted it to the modern person’s palette,” Wilfong said. “Our jams aren’t just for toast. It can be for any meal — breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”
Vendors will serve samples of their goods. Raffles and live entertainment will also be going on throughout the festivities.
The Artisan Food Fest will be a part of Family Day on Aragon, which is cooperative effort between the museum, Coral Gables Art Cinema, and Books & Books.
Family Day on Aragon is every second Saturday of the month for free and offers entertainment from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We try to bring together all the cultural entities in our area to offer families a fun and educational day together,” said Rupp.