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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Miami

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Miami, FL. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Miami's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Miami. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Miami, FL. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Miami,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Miami, FL, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Miami, FL.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

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Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

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They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

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Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Will hurricane swells hit Florida’s coast this weekend? What to know about Earl’s impact

A powerful and strengthening Hurricane Earl forecast to pass to the southeast of Bermuda Thursday evening as a Category 3 storm is not heading toward a U.S. landfall. But that doesn’t mean the U.S. east coast won’t feel Earl’s effects in the form of dangerous rip currents along South Florida beaches up through north and central Florida over the weekend.The entire U.S. eastern seaboard is paying attention....

A powerful and strengthening Hurricane Earl forecast to pass to the southeast of Bermuda Thursday evening as a Category 3 storm is not heading toward a U.S. landfall. But that doesn’t mean the U.S. east coast won’t feel Earl’s effects in the form of dangerous rip currents along South Florida beaches up through north and central Florida over the weekend.

The entire U.S. eastern seaboard is paying attention.

“It’s fair to say that Earl will cause dangerous rip currents along much of the east coast United States from northeastern Florida across to Maine,” said Eric Blake of the National Hurricane Center.

Cape Canaveral northward is where the rip currents may get most severe starting later Thursday, Blake said.

Local forecasters at the National Weather Service pinpointed when Florida could start to see some of these swells and building rip currents.

“We are expecting to see some swells from Earl make their way down the Florida peninsula and, obviously, the higher swells would be further north out of our area and for central and northern Florida,” said meteorologist Larry Kelly of the National Weather Service in Miami.

“We can see swells begin to move in really fast in the Palm Beaches, northern portions of our area, beginning Friday and Saturday,” Kelly told the Miami Herald.

These swells would work their way south through the weekend and into Monday when they should start reaching Miami-Dade County, Kelly said.

“Starting with Palm Beach earlier in the weekend and then continue to work down the coast as we move through Sunday and Monday. As of right now it looks like Monday is going to be the highest day for rip currents,” Kelly said on Thursday with an eye toward Miami-Dade.

On Thursday morning, the wind direction was buffering parts of the Florida coast, he said.

“The one thing that is kind of benefiting is that the winds are going to be offshore. We have south-southeasterly winds the next couple of days. They eventually do turn to our southeast and easterly later in the weekend. So that’s also why the rip currents will go up later in the weekend as well,” Kelly said.

The Florida Keys are not facing Earl-spawned rip currents. But the weather service did alert parts of the island chain about a coastal saltwater flooding possibility through Thursday for the middle and lower Keys due to isolated and scattered thunderstorms.

For Orlando, the incoming swell from Hurricane Earl was about 900 miles east of Cape Canaveral early Thursday morning and was producing a moderate risk of life threatening rip currents. But the risk may become high Friday and on the weekend due to the swell, the weather service in Melbourne said. The same forecast applies to the Cape Canaveral region of the state.

As of Thursday, the weather service has no mentions of rip currents for Tampa Bay area or Jacksonville area beaches, though there is a flood watch warning from Thursday into Saturday night for the Jacksonville area, portions of northeast Florida and Georgia due to existing showers and thunderstorms.

Naples beaches run a moderate risk Thursday, with the possibility of an elevated risk over the weekend if swells reach the area, the weather service said.

Rip currents can be deadly. On Sunday, Cutler Bay Middle School teacher Michelle Vargas, 49, drowned after she saved her son, Michael, 10, after they got caught in a rip current during a family vacation in El Salvador.

If you get caught in a rip current you can get out of them safely, experts say.

? Heed warnings and lifeguards’ directions. Pay attention to posted beach patrol flags and signs.

? Don’t panic if you get caught in a rip current. “Relax and float,” the National Weather Service suggests.

? Don’t swim against the current toward the shore, NOAA says. If you can, swim in a parallel direction following the shoreline and then at an angle toward the beach.

? If those tips are not working and you can’t escape the water’s pull, face the shore and call or wave for help. Always wise to swim near a staffed lifeguard station, just in case you should need assistance.

Thunderstorms are in South Florida’s forecast from Thursday into the weekend. Thursday and Friday eyes a 70% chance and Saturday and Sunday has a 50% chance, according to the weather service, as well as CBS Miami meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez.

“We’ll get pretty wet,” Kelly said. Gonzalez pronounced Thursday an “alert day” due to the storm chance.

Are Florida, Florida State, Miami back after Week 1 wins? No, but...

GAINESVILLE — The proclamations came quickly after a big weekend from Florida’s Big Three.The Gators upset No. 7 Utah in a thriller at The Swamp. No. 16 Miami scored 70 in Mario Cristobal’s debut. The Seminoles held on for a one-point win over LSU in ...

GAINESVILLE — The proclamations came quickly after a big weekend from Florida’s Big Three.

The Gators upset No. 7 Utah in a thriller at The Swamp. No. 16 Miami scored 70 in Mario Cristobal’s debut. The Seminoles held on for a one-point win over LSU in arguably the most important win of the Mike Norvell era.

“This,” FSU receiver Ontaria Wilson told reporters afterward, “means Florida State is back.”

Not quite. Despite a weekend that was encouraging as it was entertaining, neither Florida State nor the state of Florida is truly back. But if they get there soon — this year or soon after — we’ll look back on Week 1 as the two-day stretch where a renaissance first started to look possible.

Florida showed the most promise by beating the reigning Pac-12 champions. The Utes may not be the College Football Playoff contender we expected, but they had an experienced roster, an all-conference quarterback and a program built on strength and stability. And the Gators beat them with a first-year staff and a transcendent quarterback (Anthony Richardson) making his first career home start.

“The great thing is the effort was there, the physicality was there, the toughness was there, the passion,” coach Billy Napier said Monday. “I thought the chemistry and morale of the team was good. I thought we saw some leadership emerge.”

All of those things were, at times, lacking last season. That means UF enters Saturday’s SEC opener against No. 20 Kentucky with clear on-field progress to back up its off-field gains in recruiting and facilities.

FSU’s progress was just as obvious after the Seminoles persevered against a big-name opponent. It wasn’t the first time FSU has done so under Norvell — the fourth-and-14 win over Miami jumps out — but it was another step in the climb.

So, too, was how it happened: a blocked extra point (to go along with a fumble recovery on a muffed punt and a blocked field goal). Norvell believes special teams are the best indicator of a program’s culture. By that measure, FSU finally looks like it’s back in a good place.

The last time the Big Three all started with wins was in 2016 (which featured ). It ended up being a fine season; all three finished in the top 20, with UF winning the SEC East and FSU beating Michigan in the Orange Bowl.

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Critical Habitat for Rare South Florida Beetle

Contact: Ragan Whitlock, Center for Biological Diversity, (727) 426-3653, [email protected] Dennis Olle, Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, (305) 539-7419, [email protected] Lauren Jonaitis, Tropical Audubon Society, (305) 667-7337, [email protected] ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Conservation groups ...

Contact:

Ragan Whitlock, Center for Biological Diversity, (727) 426-3653, [email protected]aldiversity.org Dennis Olle, Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, (305) 539-7419, [email protected] Lauren Jonaitis, Tropical Audubon Society, (305) 667-7337, [email protected]

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Conservation groups notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today that they intend to sue over the agency’s failure to make a timely designation of lifesaving critical habitat for the endangered Miami tiger beetle.

Proposed critical habitat includes areas in Miami’s Richmond Pine Rocklands, which are under imminent threat from development.

“Miami tiger beetles can’t wait any longer for critical habitat,” said Ragan Whitlock, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “They live in one of North America’s most endangered habitats, which will continue to be lost rapidly to development unless the Service protects their home.”

The Miami tiger beetle is found in a very limited range and is currently known to occur in only two populations separated by urban development.

“The Service’s continued delay in designating critical habitat for the beetle continues to compromise the likelihood of the species’ survival,” said Dennis Olle, president of the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. “There is no excuse for this, especially given the fact that this inaction goes against the Service’s statutory and ethical duties.”

“Miami is home to one of the rarest tiger beetles in the U.S.,” said Tropical Audubon Society’s conservation director Lauren Jonaitis. “Just as remarkable, the species is endemic to Miami-Dade's Pine Rocklands, a globally critically imperiled habitat unique to South Florida. Both the Miami tiger beetle and the pine rocklands are in urgent need of saving. The most expeditious, effective way to accomplish that is to designate critical habitat for our local beetle — a designation that's long overdue.”

In response to a Center petition in 2014, the Service listed the beetle as endangered in 2016 but did not concurrently designate critical habitat as required by the Endangered Species Act. Following litigation by the Center, the Service finally proposed critical habitat for the beetle in 2021 but has failed to finalize the protections.

The Center filed the 2014 petition after learning that an area known as the Richmond Pine Rocklands in south Miami was under immediate threat from proposals for a strip mall and waterpark. This area is where the beetle was rediscovered in 2007, six decades after it was initially discovered. The pine rocklands contain the vast majority and largest single block of remaining habitat for the beetle, as well as several other endangered species. The strip mall has since been built, but not the waterpark, which would be adjacent to Zoo Miami.

The Miami tiger beetle is beautifully gem-like, with an emerald sheen. It is named for its aggressive, predatory behavior and strong mandibles. Its proposed critical habitat largely overlaps with designated critical habitat for Carter’s small-flowered flax, Florida brickell-bush, Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak and Florida leafwing.

Animals with federally protected critical habitat are more than twice as likely to be moving toward recovery than species without it. Federal agencies that fund or permit projects in critical habitat must consult with the Service to ensure habitat is not adversely modified.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

The Miami Blue Chapter serves southeastern Florida, specifically Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. We are a membership based, not-for-profit organization working to increase the public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies. The Chapter is named after one of the rarest butterflies in North America, which used to (and one day will again) call Miami home.

Tropical Audubon Society is a science- and solutions-based nonprofit conservation organization driven by its grassroots community and principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. Tropical Audubon’s Legacy is to protect, conserve and restore South Florida ecosystems by working closely with local governments and other stakeholders, and by fostering wise stewardship of native habitats, birds and other indigenous wildlife.

USF Women’s Soccer Hosts Miami Before Traveling to Georgia

Matchup: USF (2-3-0) vs. Miami (3-0-2) When: Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Where: Corbett Stadium Watch: ESPN+ Listen: Bulls Unlimited StatsMatchup: USF (2-3-0) at Georgia (4-2-0) When: Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Where: Athens, Ga. Watch: SECN+ ...

Matchup: USF (2-3-0) vs. Miami (3-0-2) When: Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Where: Corbett Stadium Watch: ESPN+ Listen: Bulls Unlimited Stats

Matchup: USF (2-3-0) at Georgia (4-2-0) When: Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Where: Athens, Ga. Watch: SECN+ Stats

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 7, 2022 – The University of South Florida continues its 2022 campaign with a home match against Miami on Thursday followed by an away game against Georgia on Sunday.

The Bulls are coming off a 1-0 victory over UTSA in its most recent match. (Highworth, England) scored in the 87 minute to seal the win against the future American Athletic Conference member.

Thunderstruck Situated in the lightning capital of the United States, Florida averaged 223 strikes per square mile in 2021, with Tampa ranking as the No. 1 city with more than 500,000 people by WeatherBug in 2015. The weather has targeted the Bulls this season, with three of its four games being delayed due to weather so far this season and one game being called early due to weather. In total, while the Bulls have spent seven hours and 18 minutes in weather delays.

She's A Keeper is making her case as one of the best keepers to come through the women's soccer program at South Florida. The fifth-year senior is currently ranked in all of the career goalkeeper lists that USF tracks. Her placements are below: - Goalie Minutes Played: 2nd; 6,193 (1st: 6,695). - Goals Against Average: 1st; 0.80. - Saves: 4th; 223 (3rd: 275, 1st: 318) - Saves Per Game: 10th; 3.23 (9th: 3.62; 1st: 5.07) - Save Percentage: 4th; .802 (3rd: .807; 1st: .825) - Shutouts: T1st; 24 (1st: 24) She also holds the single-season goals-against average record at USF with a 0.453 tally in 2020.

National Team Duty South Florida boasts a tremendous amount of experience with their respective national teams. and just completed competition for the U-20 Canadian National Team at the U-20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica. Bessette has also spent time in the Bulgarian National Team system, while (Denmark) and (Germany) have also represented their country in various levels of competition. USF also has a strong alumni base competing on the international level. In the most recent Olympic Games, Evelyne Viens (Canada) won a gold medal, while Christiane Endler (Chile), Olivia Chance (New Zealand) and Demi Stokes (Great Britain) all competed in the Games.

We're Twinning 'Em South Florida is one of 20 Division I soccer programs with at least one set of twins on the roster. Iris and joined the team in 2021 and are sophomores for the 2022 season. The Bulls are one of three sets of twins in the American Athletic Conference, joining the Parker sisters at Temple and the Fernandez sisters at Tulsa. Overall, there are 23 sets of twins between the 20 schools.

About USF Women's Soccer Be sure to follow USF women's soccer on social media (Twitter / Instagram/Facebook) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information. The USF women's soccer team has posted ten consecutive seasons of 10-plus wins under head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2010 and returned in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. South Florida has five consecutive seasons with a conference championship, earning the tournament title in 2017, 2019 and 2020 as well as the regular-season title in 2018, 2020 and 2021. The program had its first draft pick and second-highest pick in USF Athletics history with Evelyne Viens being taken with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NWSL Draft by Sky Blue FC, now Gotham FC. -#GoBulls-

Miami Sculptor's Doomsday Bunker Installation Reported Stolen From Islamorada

Jillian Mayer's unassuming 20-foot black trailer disappeared over Labor Day weekend from a private storage lot in Islamorada.If it was thieves who absconded with the trailer, they might've thought they were getting away with yard tools or a lawnmower. Instead, they got an artist's work four years in the making."I’ve been told that when people steal trailers, they expect landscaping equipment or ATVs or fishing gear, but instead they cracked open a sculpture and found a little habitat," Mayer tells New Times. ...

Jillian Mayer's unassuming 20-foot black trailer disappeared over Labor Day weekend from a private storage lot in Islamorada.

If it was thieves who absconded with the trailer, they might've thought they were getting away with yard tools or a lawnmower. Instead, they got an artist's work four years in the making.

"I’ve been told that when people steal trailers, they expect landscaping equipment or ATVs or fishing gear, but instead they cracked open a sculpture and found a little habitat," Mayer tells New Times. Mayer, a Miami-based visual artist and filmmaker, had been working since 2018 on the project, which was equal parts artist residency and doomsday bunker. Before she could put on the finishing touches, the trailer/installation, entitled "Low Res," was stolen from the Islamorada lot in the Florida Keys, she says.

The trailer contained a bed, a working shower, and a kitchen complete with a custom ceramic sink. Much of the interior was handmade, as the project was forged in the same aesthetic as Mayer's "Slumpies" series of sculptures, a collection of colorful fiberglass art pieces that were exhibited at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Mayer tells New Times the Monroe County Sheriff's Office has put out a "Be on the Lookout" (BOLO) notice for the trailer, and says she has reason to believe whoever has it was bound for Miami.

Drawing inspiration from doomsday preppers, Mayer made "Low Res" in the fashion of a survivalist's haven, complete with solar panels, literature on survivalism, and — more worrisome now that they're stolen — knives, nets, and ropes.

"I am interested in how survivalists prepare for disaster, and how the objects they create betray universal anxieties and fantasies around an unstable future," Mayer wrote in promotional material for the art piece.

Mayer claims she was almost done with the project and was in talks with several art venues to host it. She had hoped for it to be a space where artists and creatives could pass time together, but all plans are on hold until the trailer is recovered, she says.

The artist encourages anyone who sees the trailer, which has New York license plates and a distinct after-market window on the side, to call the Monroe County Sheriff's Department's Islamorada substation at 305-664-6480. Witnesses can also message her on Instagram, she says.

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