DESTINATION, THE REDLAND: As reported on Bee Heaven’s Farm Blog, yesterday the Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously passed three ordinances updating acceptable uses for agriculture zoning. This means that farms actively engaged in agriculture production within Miami-Dade County will — with the appropriate licenses — no longer be prohibited from partaking in cottage industries like Bed & Breakfasts, preserves-making, and agritourism activities on-site. This is big news for our family farmers and the sustainability of their operations. Congratulations to them!
THE GREAT BURGER DEBATE: Since news of Michael’s Burger Bash award broke on Thursday night, the national media has been awash in burger fever, sparking a meaty debate among foodies. Can a more complex burger ever really come close to topping the genuine article? Noted food writer Josh Ozersky, aka “Mr. Cutlets” and author of The Hamburger: A History, tackled the issue in a story for TIME.com yesterday. The Huffington Post and Food & Wine have weighed in… What say you?