It is Farmers Market Week, and I have been searching for ways to celebrate. Here is what I have found:
A chance to show off your favorite local food and your cooking talent- on film! The Virginia Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a video contest to see what you eat and where you get it. Check out this link for details. The winner gets $200 in Virginia Grown goods!
This article on eating locally was posted by the Center for Rural Culture. It has loads of great info on farmers markets, events and the benefits of local eating.
Of course, you have many chances to support YOUR neighborhood market this week. As Shannon and I were saying last night, August is a great time to get into eating well in your own backyard. As for my own celebration, I plan on eating gazpacho for lunch and my very favorite corn cakes with Natalie's salsa for dinner. Oh, yeah- and peach cobbler for dessert. Oh, yeah.