Market Kitchen

Market Kitchen is our comprehensive cooking, demonstration, and education program that promotes food literacy and builds stronger connections with local food systems.

This program connects community resources with our customers to cooking, nutrition education, seasonal eating, exploration of new ingredients, food preservation tips, gardening information, and more. Studies show that education about healthy eating, cooking, shopping and gardening can reduce the incidence of chronic disease and reduce obesity.

Host a Market Kitchen Event

Get your brand out there by hosting a Market Kitchen event! Showcase your business by highlighting fresh produce in a cooking demonstration or teach our customers what to do with kohlrabi. In exchange for hosting, you will receive a $25 stipend to purchase local ingredients at the market and extensive marketing before and during the event. You’ll never have so much fun with marketing! E-mail for full details and schedule your date today!

Signature Events

As part of our Market Kitchen program, we host a series of community food competition events. All community members are eligible to participate in these events.

  • Salsation! – Our salsa tasting competition held at the beginning of September! Salsa entries are collected in five categories: Mild, Medium, Hot, Salsa Verde, and Specialty.

  • Chili Cook-Off - We celebrate the last market of each season with a warm, tasty treat – chili! Chili entries are collected, sampled by customers, and voted on to select the “People’s Choice.”



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