The original Farm to Fork road show

WASHINGTON — Farm to Table refers to a movement promoting locally grown food which has been gaining traction in recent years. But not many people know that, before the movement was launched, a touring group was bringing “table to farm” to connect consumers to where their food comes from. It’s still doing that. One culinary adventure also honors local farmers.

Try watermelon limeade from Emeril’s new summer cook (and no-cook) book

Watermelon Limeade works straight or as a margarita mixer. (Photo: Emeril's Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Seasonal)

Watermelon Limeade works straight or as a margarita mixer. (Photo: Emeril's Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh)

With temperatures heating up, it’s time to think about slushy drinks. This recipe below for Watermelon Limeade comes from food wizard Emeril Lagasse’s newest cookbook, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh. You’ll need a healthy sized watermelon to make this one work, and it will help if you’ve got the blender working and the patio cushions plumped.