Learn to Cook Like a Locavore: Chef Demos at the WFM

bartaco's WFM salad of rainbow chard, radishes, bok choy and scallions sourced from Sport Hill Farm and Fort Hill Farm.

The Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) wants you to fall in love with your kitchen again. While creating a thriving local hub for seasonal food, WFM has arranged for 19 of the top area chefs, mixologists, and butchers to do delicious, live recipe demonstrations featuring fresh, local foods found each week at the market.

Classes and demos will be held from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. and follow the schedule outlined below. Learn how to use locally grown and produced, seasonal ingredients found at the market to prepare fresh, easy meals for your family.  The season kicked off with the Staples High School Culinary Arts team, then Sugar & Olives “ramped” up the demo with their  pickled ramp recipe and tutorial, followed by a lesson in how to properly harvest ramps.

Hungry yet?

Visit the demo booth at the market each Thursday between 10:15 and 11:00 am to attend these free events and receive recipe cards to prepare the featured dish at home using the same market ingredients.  Every chef demo will feature a local chef or food professional who supports the local food culture and the WFM. They share WFM’s dedication to real farmers who grow real food. And what they do with it is really delicious.

WFM 2014 Summer Market Chef Demo Schedule:

June 19 – Bonda

June 26 – Chef Mike Hazen of bartaco, who shops the market weekly for his chef specials that include market tacos and salads.

July 3 – Artist Alley

July 10 – Blue Lemon

July 17 – South End

July 24 – Match

July 31 – Saugatuck Grain & Grape

Aug 7 – Artist Alley

Aug 14 – LeFarm

Aug 21  – Barcelona

Aug 28 – The Whelk

Sept 4 – Artist Alley

Sept 11 – Bridgeport Rescue Mission – Chef Paul

Sept 18 – Tarry Lodge

Sept 25 – Chef Jeff Taibe

Oct 2 – Artist Alley

Oct 9 – Sam Garwin from Craft Butchery

Oct 16 – Granola

Oct 23 – Ryan Fibiger from Craft Butchery

Oct 30 – Truck

Nov 6 – Staples High School Culinary Arts

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