Vendors, Products & Weekly Happenings
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Building Community With Food
Apparently, October is National Farm to School Month, which gives you an opportunity to recognize our community food champions. Farmers, cafeteria workers, teachers, gardeners, bus drivers, volunteers, advocates - whoever you think is deserving in their part in feeding children and families, supporting local food systems, and going above and beyond in 2020. Nominate them to receive a $500 honorarium and be named a National Farm to School Network Community Food Champion. Nominate HERE before October 30.
MCFM strives to bring the local community together by promoting sustainable foods. Our growers are now ramping up their fall harvests and will have all your favorites - from root veggies such as sweet potatoes, radish, turnips and beets, to hardy greens including spigarillo, Swiss chard, lettuce, collards and kale. Additional local food options include raw honey, free-range eggs, naturally-raised meats, fresh cheese, pickled veggies, homestead jams and jellies, chef prepared foods and baked goods. Thank you to our vendors and customers who participate in our outreach program with The Bulb mobile market. By donating and placing items in the coolers in front of the community house, you are helping to widen access to fresh foods in local food deserts.
Please note: cooking demonstrations and other events have been placed on hold due to COVID-19. Please watch this space for updates.
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Did You Know...?
...Chefs are a catalyst for the market's success and in educating the public about the importance of local foods and supporting local farms
"The chefs who shop at our market and buy from local farmers have been a principal force in driving the local foods movement," says grower Sam Koenigsberg of New Town Farms. "They have made the market what it is today and have helped the market continue to grow. They have that platform - through a plate of good food - to educate people. That plate of local food is the window back to the farm. Chefs have an enormous role in advancing the market and making more local food available for you, the consumer."
... that the musicians who play so beautifully volunteer their time and talents?
We are so grateful for the enjoyment their music brings.
Check out our guest chefs and musicians from previous Saturdays