It’s BONUS Summer! Soak it up at Tuesday Market!
Last week was a delightful market- full of food, friends congregating, a great cooking less from Brittany Nickerson and some serious good vibes from Emmett Leader’s bowl sale to benefit SNAP Matching at Tuesday Market. If you missed learning about this project in last week’s newsletter you can read about it here.
We are so moved by Emmett’s generosity and the generosity of our community. In the first day of the sale, Emmett raised over $1,000! We are so thankful.
This week is the last week of the Summer Chef Series. We’ve had a great lineup of chefs, each unique and special. This week will be no exception as we welcome the exceptional, Virginia Willis!
Virginia is the author of Lighten Up, Y’all, Bon Appétit, Y’all, and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all,
as well as Okra and Grits. She is the former TV kitchen director for Martha Stewart Living, Bobby Flay, and Nathalie Dupree and has traveled the world producing food stories – from making cheese in California to snail farming in France. She has appeared on Food Network’s Chopped, Fox Family and Friends, Martha Stewart Living, Paula Deen’s Best Dishes, and as a judge on Throwdown with BobbyFlay. She is an Editor-at- Large and author of the popular column “Cooking with Virginia” for Southern Living. Her legion of fans loves her down-to- earth attitude and approachable spirit. Her eponymous food blog, tagged as a favorite blog by Saveur magazine, offers recipes and stories from her culinary adventures. She is currently in development with WGBH for a series called Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South to air nationally on public television stations. Learn more about Virginia and follow her traveling exploits at www.virginiawillis.com.Virginia will be making Cream of Mushroom Soup and Cornbread. Watch the demo and grab a sample at 5pm!
Virginia’s books will be available to purchase at the market tent thanks to Amherst Books.
We are very lucky to have three terrific partners for the Summer Chef Series. The event is sponsored by culinary agency The Lisa Ekus Group, Northampton’s cooking store, The Baker’s Pin and River Valley Co-op. Thank you to these local businesses for helping to bring this fun and also educational series to Northampton.
Along with supporting the roll-out of HIP, Grow Food Northampton has provided funding for our SNAP matching at the market tent each week. We are currently matching up to $5 per customer, per market. We are now seeking sponsors to fund the remaining 7 markets and to help sustain this valuable program. Is your business or organization interested in supporting our SNAP Matching effort? Get in touch for more information on the sponsorship benefits and details.
The following farms are currently processing HIP at Tuesday Market: Crabapple Farm, Wingate Farm, Red Fire Farm, Old Friends Farm, Hart Farm and Park Hill Orchard.
Stop by the purple market tent to learn more! If you know someone who receives SNAP benefits, make sure they’re in the know- tell them about HIP!
All these folks will be at Tuesday Market on 9/26:
Tart Baking Company
Beets and Barley
Wild Rose Farm
Old Friends Farm
Leyden Glen Lamb
Sweet Birch Herbals
Cricket Creek Farm
Red Fire Farm
Sage Meadow Farm
Laughing Tomato Pizza
Red Barn Honey
Grace Hill Dairy
New England Wild Edibles
Justamere Tree Farm
Crooked Stick Pops
Park Hill Orchard
Sawmill Herb Farm
and our chef demo at 5pm!
Tuesday Market happens every Tuesday until November 7th.
Downtown Northampton. Between the Parking Garage and Thornes.