Downtown Jacksonville: Eating Locally

Food. Who doesn’t love food? Fresh food produced locally? Even better!

Downtown Jacksonville’s options for organic produce and locally grown food is on the rise with restaurants serving meals sourced from area farms and farmers markets.

Dig Foods’ cornmeal encrusted tempeh, red pepper relish, arugula, and homemade aioli

Recently Dig Foods opened its organic vegan restaurant in Underbelly. According to The Florida Times-Union’s Dining Notes, 60 percent of Dig Foods’ food comes from local farms on the Westside and in Switzerland. If it’s not local, it’s organic. This month, Dig Foods was featured in VegNewsTop 8 New Vegan Restaurants Around the Country. The list included restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles. Dig Foods is opened Monday – Friday from
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our old-time favorite Riverside Arts Market features a robust farmers market. Every Saturday year round RAM features Black Hog, Down to Earth, Reed’s Fresh Produce and Kings Kountry farms.

Can’t always make it out to the market? Kingreen Organics is a membership-based organic produce collective that delivers seasonal produce direct to Downtown.

Talking about local food, make sure you have your reservations for Eat Up Downtown, running through Sunday, August 25, 2013.

This two-week dining promotion features 22 restaurants many of which – like Chomp Chomp and bb’s source their own food locally.

EU Jacksonville’s Eat Up Downtown article

Visit EU Jacksonville’s article to read what other restaurants offer meals packed with local produce, source food locally and support local restaurants.

For more information on Eat Up Downtown, participating restaurants and how to make reservations visit the website.