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