A Video Bite of the Fairchild mango luau bids farewell to an amazing mango season.
If you live in Miami and you’ve got any interest in mangoes, then you’ve probably heard about Dr. Richard Campbell. He’s known to some as the “mango guy.” Officially, he’s the director of horticulture and senior curator of tropical fruit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. And he’s all up in our faces at this time every year, sharing his passion for mangoes.
Here are ten reasons to attend or support the National Bloggers Bake Sale this Saturday, May 14 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These are in no particular order, although I imagine you tend to think with your stomach, as I do. 1. You can buy and taste Paula Nino [...]
This weekend is the 18th annual event at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Fairchild continues to expand on their festival with a series of mangophile events, including a culinary conference, mango brunch, and weekend festival. This year, the mangos of India are highlighted. The events begin Friday with an all day Mango Culinary Conference. James Beard [...]
* * *Fairchild Tropical Fruit Curators Noris Ledesma and Richard Campbell (in the brimmed hats) in India. /Courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden* * * Dr. Richard Campbell loves his job. This is a man passionate about mangos, as evidenced by his recent cover photo for Edible South Florida magazine. Campbell is one of the [...]
Saturday, I spent the morning and early afternoon at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the 17th Annual International Mango Festival. The heat was insidious and the crowds made me feel slightly misanthropic, but I enjoyed my day. Fortunately, several events took place indoors. One of these events was the Mangos of the World Display [...]
We’re in the midst of a booming mango season. There are enough mango-related food events in the next few weeks to satisfy even the most devoted mangophile. For those of you with a bumper crop of mangos, read further for an opportunity to trade your bounty for dinner: International Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanical [...]
This past weekend, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden announced the winners of the “Green Cuisine” competition. A few weeks ago, I helped judge this contest, which was part of the Fairchild Challenge, an environmentally-based series of creative projects and contests for middle and high school students. The winners of “Green Cuisine” were Miami Central High School [...]
I’m excited to be participating as a judge in this year’s Fairchild Challenge. The Fairchild Challenge is a showcase for the research projects of students of all ages, but this Saturday is the showcase for high school students. I will be one of the judges in the Green Cuisine contest. High school students have to [...]
*** Bee Heaven Produce at Fairchild Tropical Garden *** Taste of MiMo $2 to $5 bites from Biscayne Corridor restaurants like Casa Toscana , Ver Daddy’s Taco Shop, Uva 69, and Moonchine. Visit the Upper Eastside Green Market while you’re in the area. Thanks to Miami FL on the Cheap for tipping me off to [...]