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Southeast Area Farmers' hosts Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market hosts its annual Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 3 at LINC parking lot, Madison Ave., just north of Hall St. SE.

Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival

  • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 3
  • LINC parking lot on Madison Ave., just north of Hall St. SE.

Enter your greens or green tomato recipe!

 

2017 Greens Cook-off winner

2017 Greens Cook-off winner /OKT

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The Southeast Area Farmers' Market is gearing up for its annual Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the LINC parking lot on Madison Ave., just north of Hall St. SE.

Everyone is invited to enter the cook-off. Simply bring a crock pot of greens or green tomato dish to the market by 11:30 a.m. Electric plug-ins will keep crockpots warm. Judging will begin at noon. Dishes will be judged on flavor, nutritional value and “wow” factor. Prizes, including a gift certificate for Country Life Natural Foods and market vendor gift baskets, will be awarded no later than 2 p.m.

Celebrity chef, Nancy LaVoie, will offer cooking demos and tasting. Nancy serves as Director of Culinary Events at Thought Design Management Consultants. She has taken part in past Southeast Area Farmers’ Market cook-offs and contributed many delicious recipes to the market’s Green Tomato Cookbook — even a cake.

Last year, first prize went to Andy Geelhoed for greens made in ham-bone broth. Andy won a $75 gift certificate to our market cake vendor. He plans on using it for his mother’s upcoming birthday. Alita Kelly won 2nd place prize, a $50 gift certificate for Country Life Natural Foods. Third place winner, Darlene Gibbons, won a gift certificate to LINC UP Soul Food Café for her super-healthy Kale and Collards.

 

 

 

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