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Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Friday, March 26, 2010

Opportunities to Support Coit Road Farmers' Market

This message from the nice folks at Coit Road Farmers' Market just arrived in our inbox. We thought we'd pass it along to our Slow Food friends.

Coit Road Farmers' market is working on a couple of food and cooking education programs for this season.

The first is a "Chef at the market'" cooking program. The plan is have people submit requests to learn how to cook a certain dish or how to use a certain ingredient and we would find a chef or other qualified person who would give them a one-on-one lesson at the market. We are seeking a volunteer (or volunteers) to be chef coordinators. Basically, help hook the requests up with the right teachers and make sure everything is in place for the demo (ingredients utensils and such). If this is something you are interested in participating in (either as a teacher and/or a coordinator) please let me know.

The second one is a cooking and food education library. We are accepting donations of books about cooking, gardening and food related issues in general. These will be available for people to read at the market. We will also have a copy machine available so people can go home with a copy of any recipes they may want to try. We also have a computer program with over a million recipes searchable by ingredient. This will give people another opportunity to learn how to use the local produce that comes through the market that they may not have tried before. Any suggestions or donations will be greatly appreciated.
If you're interested in volunteering or donating, please email Market Manager, Kevin Scheuring at

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