This year, during the busiest season of the catering business, I am taking on an extra project. Crazy, I know! I am going to be the demonstration chef for the 6th Ave Market this year- on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning June 1st and running through Sept 28th. The demos are going to start at 5:30p and run for a maximum of half an hour, with tastings at the end of each little show. It's going to be loads of fun! Also, I am going to do my best to post the recipe and information about the seasonal ingredient after each session.
There are many reasons that I am excited about taking on this volunteer position, the main ones are that I get the opportunity to work with absolutely the best and freshest ingredients, and I get to share my knowledge with the attendees of the market! One of our goals is to educate people on how to utilize some of the less popular produce, and bring new ideas for the commons items. Another thing that excites me greatly is the involvement of the farmer's market in the lower-income sector of the population. This is the first market I've come across that takes food stamps, has a proactive approach towards gleaning for the food bank, and has a nutrition program.
Here is the link to the TFM website: