5th Annual SEED Food & Wine Week Returns To Miami

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The unique, SEED Food & Wine Week, presented by Whole Foods Market, will be returning to sunny Miami from Wednesday, November 7th to Sunday, November 11th. The plant-based festival will feature local, regional and national chefs, as well as restaurants, exhibitors and personalities throughout the festival, putting a unique spin on the classic food festival by focusing on sustainable living.

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This year’s SEED Food & Wine Week is significant as it will be the first year that SEED will have a ZERO carbon footprint. As the event promotes sustainability and plant-based eating and cooking, the SEED festival will counteract the typical significant environmental impact that food festivals have with the use of solar energy, composting, food recovery, bike share programs, Smart Cars and carpools to transport talent and get around the city. This ground-breaking movement will set the stage for others to follow suit around the country in an effort to mitigate our impact on the environment. Additionally, there will be no plastic straws and the Festival is also implementing a TerraPass account, which provides carbon offsetting products to individuals, businesses and events.

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The five days will be filled with exciting and revolutionary programming, all aimed toward transforming the traditional format of food festivals to raise awareness and promote sustainability. On November 7th, plant-based hot spot Planta South Beach will host a kick-off party where guests will be able to indulge in plant-based cocktails, beats and bites with fellow like-minded individuals from across the country.

On Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th, the SEED SUMMIT, presented by VegNews, will be holding two-day programming at AmericanAirlines Arena that includes workshops, panels and speed ‘networking,’ as well as delectable plant-based meals for breakfast and lunch.

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Later in the evening of November 8th, the Fourth Annual Plant-Based Burger Battle will occur, where guests will walk the green carpet and chow down on the best vegetarian and vegan burgers created by chefs and restaurants across the country, where one will leave as the “Best Veggie Burger in America.”

And showcasing the very best of what the Festival has to offer, Friday night will feature the Best of the Best Dinner with chef Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of VEDGE at The Sacred Space in Wynwood. Here, guests will be treated to a grand, five-course dinner with wine pairings from St. Francis Vineyards, all utilizing the very best of plant-based ingredients and concocting innovative plates.

Other highlights of the festival include a charitable Catwalk: A Night of Conscious Fashion, benefitting debris-free oceans; Namaseed Yoga & Meditation; SEED Festival Day Tasting Village; the After Party at Wynwood Yard; Made in Miami—The Legends Edition at the W South Beach; and the final ELEVEN/ELEVEN Critical Mass Yoga + Meditation Brunch at The Sacred Space. For more information and the full schedule of events, please visit https://www.seedfoodandwine.com/.

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