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Chef Demo Premier at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

Chef Abby and Betsy prepare the meal 

(Photos courtesy of Emily)

Last Wednesday, the Davidson Farmer’s Market premiered the Market Chef Demo series at the local Loaves and Fishes food pantry.

Supplied with local produce from Barbee farms and fresh meat from Big Oak farms, Davidson Farmer’s Market staff showed about seven Pantry shoppers one easy-prep meal option with Market goods.

The meal, prepared by Chef Betsy, included locally grown greens: kale and rainbow chard. Also in the dish were finely chopped green onions, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. The protein – ground pork sausage complemented the sautéed greens.

The Farmer’s Market Demo proved to be a great learning opportunity for Pantry shoppers. Market Staff provided an example of affordable market goods that can be purchased with the SNAP program and EBT card at the Market. The Chef Demo was also an opportunity to show shoppers an example of how to properly prepare greens (ie. peeling leaves off the stems).

The easy-prep and affordable meal demonstration was a hit to Pantry shoppers. We hope to see some familiar faces out at the market!

Posted by Emily