Savor the Season – Farmers’ Market Food Demonstration Project

The Lakes Region Food Network received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund to support a monthly food demonstration at the Thursday Laconia Main Street Outdoor Market. The demonstrations will be the second week of each month, and local chefs will feature products that are available in the market that month. Food samples, recipes, and other resources will be available at the Savor the Season booth, located on the north side of the market next to the Full Basket Co-op. Chefs will be available from 3:30-4:30 and will be happy to answer your food-related questions.

The goals of this project are to encourage people to try new foods, especially veggies, and help them learn how to prepare foods that might be unfamiliar to them. We also hope it will lead to increased sales for the farmers in the market. We are very pleased to have Kevin Halligan from Laconia Local Eatery/ Laconia Village Bakery in June, Ana Gourlay from Sunflower Natural Foods in July, Leslie Judice from Tavern 27 in August, and Brenda Carey from UNH Cooperative Extension in September.

We hope you’ll stop by at the booth and say Hi! to our local celebrity chefs, and take advantage of this great opportunity. Recipes and resource information will be available on the off weeks at the booth, courtesy of the Lakes Region Food Network. In the case of windy, inclement weather the booth will not be set up.

Below are links to promotional materials. Feel free to copy and share!

Poster – Full Color, 8 1/2 by 11

Flyer – Black and White, half page

Recipes for dishes prepared by our guest chefs can be found by clicking the links below.

June 12 – Carolina Kale (Laconia Village Bakery, prepared by Kevin Halligan)

August 14 – Zucchini Tart, Honey Chive Blossom Vinaigrette, Chive Blossom Vinegar  (Tavern 27, prepared by Leslie Judice)

September 4 – Quesadilla Suggestions (Laconia Village Bakery, prepared by Rachael Burklund)

September 11 – Ratatouille (Minglewood Farm, prepared by Brenda Carey, UNH Cooperative Extension Service)

September 18 – Peach Salsa (prepared by Elizabeth White, LRGHealthcare)

September 25 – Butternut Squash Latkes with Sage Yogurt Sauce and Coffee-Balsamic Brined Pulled Pork (Laconia Village Bakery, prepared by Rachael Burklund)


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