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Farmers market cooking demos

February 9, 2012

If you’ve never gone to the Scottsbluff winter farmers market, here’s a reason to go (or a reason to linger longer if you’re already a regular): cooking demos – every market at 2 p.m. (Market runs 1-4 p.m. two Saturdays a month during the cold season at Aulick’s TLC on Avenue B.)

It’s pretty cool when you can get a cooking demo FROM THE PERSON WHO GREW / RAISED / CREATED THE FOOD.

Also cool that you can get ideas for dinner that night – the chefs share their recipes.

Here was last market’s demonstration:

The ingredient vendors

Dan Manville, Open A Bar 2 Ranch: beef, chicken

Nick Gompert, Spotted Tail Farms: beans (not pictured: Dan Weitzel, Mitchell Valley Farm)

The demos

Chef Laura Leggott, Leggott Family Farm


Kathi Manville, Open A Bar 2 Ranch

The results

Cup o' southwest white chicken chili

What was left of the platter of Charlie's steak sandwiches by the time I got to it

At this Saturday’s market (February 11), the cooking demo chef will be Sarah Pinet of Victory Hill Farm. Expect a cheesy demonstration. Sarah makes cheese. (She also has a cheesy sense of humor.)

This market should also be fun because it’s close to Valentine’s Day, and the vendors usually have quite a bit of fun merchandise around holidays like that.

And don’t forget that every winter market benefits a chosen charity – if you donate to the cause, you are entered to win a sizable basket of market goodies, such as this one from last week:

This photo didn't even include the "cold items" in the goodie basket that couldn't be left sitting out.

At this next market, you’ll be entered to win if you donate a pair of new/gently used shoes for the Shoe Ministry.

See you at the market! (Or at the next ones: February 25, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21.)

Copyright 2012 by Katie Bradshaw

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura Leggott permalink
    February 9, 2012 10:20 pm

    lol, I look so happy to be cooking! hehehe…

  2. February 10, 2012 6:35 am

    Thanks Katie!

  3. February 10, 2012 6:46 am

    Oh and Mama Jane’s Artisan Breads provided the bread for Charlie’s Steak Sandwich! Yummm!

  4. February 10, 2012 11:59 am

    You provide a great service to the community with this blog!
    Great job!!!!


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