Buying locally and eating locally doesn’t get any more local than this. On Saturday, June 27, UBC Okanagan Continuing Studies will be at the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market (corner of Dilworth Drive and Springfield Road) hosting a series of recipe demonstrations using produce found right there at the market.
The partnership celebrates the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market 14th birthday, and it’s an opportunity to honour healthy living, sustainability, and the eclectic local growers’ industry, says Elaine Crebo MacLeod, program leader of Continuing Studies.
“It will be well worth making the trip to the farmers’ market on June 27 and stopping by our Continuing Studies booth,” she says. “Special guest Chef Morazain from Classic Fare Catering will be demonstrating delicious and easy recipes that he’s created using produce directly from the market.”
From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 10-minute cooking demonstrations will feature recipes such as Grilled Armstrong Asparagus with Cilantro Vinaigrette, Spot Prawns with Arugula and Watercress Salad, and Cherry Clafoutis. After the demonstrations, free recipe cards will be provided so people can shop for ingredients at the various booths and try the recipes on their own.
“We wanted to partner with the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market because it’s an unusual but inspiring pairing – we’ve got so much in common,” says Crebo MacLeod. “We are both passionate about engaging with the community — our focus is to educate and we believe in supporting our local economy.”
Also featured at the Continuing Studies booth are informative discussions on the 100-mile diet and the environmental and physical benefits of buying and eating locally.
“We are looking at ways to educate the public on buying local food products, so partnering up with UBC Okanagan is exciting,” says Bob Callioux, market manager. “Cooking demonstrations at the market are very popular as some customers do not know how to prepare certain vegetables, and talking about the 100-mile diet and educating the public on food security in our area is well overdue.”
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