Elvin Burkholder sells produce at the Shelby Farmers' Market.

Richland County Farm to Plate 2017 dates set

Announcing the 2017 schedule of cooking demonstrations for the Richland County Farm to Plate event series at the Shelby Farmers’ Market. Featured local chefs will prepare foods while sharing cooking tips and menu ideas to help maximize the use of seasonal, local foods. The program is provided at no cost to attendees.

Brought to the community by the Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Community Council, Richland County Farm Bureau, Shelby FFA, Shelby Foundation, Richland County Creating Healthy Communities and Richland Community Development Group. A host of partners, supporters and volunteers have joined together to provide this exciting program to link the growers of our local foods with local chefs and the consumer. Cooking demonstrations, featuring items that can be found at the farmers market or through local sources, will occur on at least five occasions this summer. Taste testing, recipes and market money will be available.

June 17
July 8
July 22
August 19
August 26

We will again sponsor the sunflower growing contest. To join the contest, register and buy a packet of mammoth sunflower seeds from the Hazel Grove Farm Bureau Council for only $1. You can also just register and pay $1 to enter and use your own seeds. Packets come with directions to the contest and how to grow sunflowers. There will be healthy activities for the kids, too. This is a great opportunity to learn about and support our local food economy, and to be newly inspired to eat healthy and to eat fresh.

For more information “like” us on Facebook and stay tuned here at richland.ofbf.org.