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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Mango Festival at Fairchild Gardens

The best part of summer has arrived - mango season! Join Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in celebrating the acclaimed 'king of fruit' at the 24th Annual International Mango Festival on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. This year's theme, "Mangos of Cuba," will explore the rich heritage of tropical fruit in the Caribbean's largest island.

This family-friendly event features highlights like the Mangos of the World Display, a jaw-dropping collection of hundreds of different mango cultivars, fresh mango tasting for $2 while supplies last, Curator's Choice mango tree sales including Cuban cultivars like Biscochuelo and Toledo, gardening and cooking demos, the KidWay education booth, and food vendors at Mangoville. The festival will close with the famous Mango Auction on July 10 at 2:00 pm, a chance to bid on rare mangos collected from around the world by Fairchild's tropical fruit experts, Dr. Richard Campbell and Dr. Noris Ledesma.

For those eager to try more mouthwatering mango dishes, a special Mango Brunch  with Miami's top chefs will be held on July 10 at 11:00 am for an additional cost to raise funds for Fairchild's Tropical Fruit Program. Participants include Chef Kareem Anguin, Chef Chris Bulgarin, Chefs Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank Randazzo, Chef Allen Susser, Chef Kris Wessel, Chef Dewey LoSasso, and Chef Ascione Gaetano. Please RSVP in advance by calling 305-663-8044 or registering online.

The International Mango Festival is sponsored by the National Mango Board, I'm Not Your Boring Newspaper, University of Florida IFAS Extension, the USDA, Whole Foods Market, and Mrs. Angela Whitman, Honorary Philanthropic Chair.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road.

For more info, please visit fairchildgarden.org/mango or call 305-667-1651.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sweetest, best tasting, magnificent & firmest mango's are in my back yard in Coconut Grove, Florida, U.S. of A. I gain about 3/4 lbs every mango season.

July 05, 2016 9:02 AM  

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