Saturday, November 4, 2017

True Grit at the Community Farmers Market

 
"Real food is food we trust to nourish our bodies our farmers and our planet."  This was the theme of Kimbal Musk's keynote address at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo 2017.  

In many communities, the local farmers market is the place to find real food.  Today was the last outdoor market ending our third season of monthly farm fresh samplings.  We prepared and served over 200 samplings of Beef Apple Chili with Cheesy Polenta Bites to inspire enthusiastic customers.  Our sampling featured fresh sliced sirloin from our sponsor-Working H Farms  -with cheese and produce donations from other market vendors.  Adding the apples to a chili was a challenge from the local orchard vendor and made for a mild and tasty flavor profile.  The cheese in the polenta bites added still another gold star to the mix.


For 220 samples, I made 4 times the recipe for chili and 9 times the recipe for the polenta bites.


Today we had the assistance of a distance dietetic intern who lives in our community.  She met many people and local RDNs, and I'm sure she appreciates the dedicated customers and vendors.

We look forward to the first Saturday in May 2018 when we'll be sharing recipes to create with real food we trust to nourish our bodies, our farmers and our planet!"

 
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