Cooking Demonstrations at Boalsburg Farmers Market Today

Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers Market (June 24)

(From Jim Eisenstein)

Three local chefs will demonstrate how to prepare dishes using fresh ingredients obtained at the Boalsburg Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 24. Mark Johnson, Chef at Zola New World Bistro is sharing a pork rillettes recipe whose ingredients can be obtained at the market and that’s easy to replicate. He’s also demystifying pesto making using the wonderful seasonal herbs and produce available.

Sc’Eric Horner (Fuji & Jade Garden restaurant) & Chris Young (Happy Valley Brewing) will demonstrate making “Cocktails from the Garden” using garden-fresh and local ingredients to create exciting summer drinks.

The demonstrations begin at 2:00 PM at the market, which is located on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum on Bus. Route 322 (S. Atherton Street) in Boalsburg.

This is the third year the Boalsburg Farmers Market has sponsored cooking demonstrations. Tony Sapia of Gemelli Bakers, the co-manager of the Boalsburg Farmers Market, noted that “Events like this are integral to the Market’s efforts to educate patrons about how to use the wonderful fresh, locally grown products available every week.”

The market will sponsor a second cooking demonstration on July 15, the “Vegetable Festable,” focusing on preparing vegetables and fruits. On Aug. 5, during Centre County Local Foods Week, BFM will hold our fourth annual Golden Basket Award Chefs Competition.

On Wednesday, September 10, we’ll hold our third annual Plow to Plate Harvest Dinner at the Mount Nittany Winery, featuring a full meal prepared by local chefs using fresh ingredients from the market.

The market runs every Tuesday from 2:00 PM till 6:00 PM at the PA Military Museum, and there is ample on-site free parking.

Contact: Jim Eisenstein, , 883-6164, 466-1970

 

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