Thursday, March 8, 2012

SoCo Farmers Market Newsletter 03-08-12

Four Course Brunch
THIS SATURDAY ONLY! Farmers + Food Trucks = SoCo Farmers' Market Feast! SoCoFM presents Chef Joe Youkhans from Tasting Spoon and Chef Carlos Salgados from Taco Maria who will be making brunch using our market’s farm fresh ingredients. The feast happens Saturday at 11:30am. Seating is limited to 50 tickets. To purchase tickets ($45) - click here.
Peakaboo I see New!

We welcome Bautista Creek Farms from Riverside County and their amazing locally grown crops, including living lettuce, tasty citrus, rainbow colored carrots and the alien looking Romanesco cauliflower. Your kids will love it! Read why Shelby Barone’s (OC Family blog) kids did. Her daughter had almost eaten all of it by the time they got home! She tells you how to cook it as well.

Romanesco Cauliflower

Spring Celebration - March 17th
Spring into Spring the weekend of March 17th as our organization puts on our Spring Celebration at both the SoCo Farmers' Market (Saturday) and the Newport Beach Farmers' Market (Sunday). We celebrate the new season with new farmers and new fresh fruits and veggies. We’ll have cooking & educational demos, face painters, kids activities, community booths and more. RSVP here and win some of our fabulous prizes!

Spring Celebration Schedule:

10:30am (Story Time)
Marcie Taylor (@suburbanmama), blogger and book editor from OC FAMILY Magazine will host 
story time, games and book giveaways at our Kiddie Corner from 10:30am-noon.

11:00am (Cooking Demo)
Chef Raya Belna will host an in depth demo teaching you her raw vegan tricks of the trade for all things organic and farm fresh. Be sure to see her demo and get tickets to her upcoming event Spring Equinox Organic Dinner

12:00pm (More Kid's Events)
Granola Babies, kid's store located in The OC Mart Mix, will present various activities for the little ones.

What’s in Season? Check out this seasonal guide so you always know what the freshest of the fresh produce is, and when fruit is at its sweetest. You’ll be able to taste the difference, trust us.

Teach Me How to BBQ! Learn out to BBQ from an expert! On March 31st (10:30am), Chef Chris Rocke from Rancho-a-GoGo will be teaching a BBQ class using farm fresh meats from our local rancher, Da-Le Ranch. This ain't no demo, but a three to four hour BBQ crash course. Vegetarians beware! Email us for more info.

Farm to Food Truck Challenge III
It’s almost that time again! Another amazing Challenge is coming soon!

See you Saturday!

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