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    Straight Ahead by Mike Floyd, The Courier-Times

    I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for coming out to the cooking demonstration last Saturday. April 14, at the Person County Farmer’s Market.  Despite the nagging wind gusts, our crew hung in there and served up some great food and even had a few laughs. By crew, I mean my friend and fellow journalist Grey Pentecost, local chef Pauline Porterfield, NC Extension agent Bess Hester-Whitt and J.Ed Hall, chief volunteer and market manager.  Without their help, I’d still be loading dirty pans and pepper grinders into the back of my Honda Civic! According to J. Ed, there were over 140 visitors/shoppers that showed up to buy all…

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    Special Cooking Demo This Saturday 4/28: Do Not Miss This One!!!!

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THIS COMING SATURDAY: DON’T MISS THIS!!!!! EVERYONE WHO CAME BY LAST WEDNESDAY RAVED ABOUT THIS FOOD: Special Cooking Demo this Saturday, 4/28 at the market. Chef Derek St.Romain, Executive Chef at The Duke Diet and Fitness Center, will be at the market and cooking. He will be starting a little after 9am so make sure to stop by and bring a friend. While you are at the market on Wednesday, make sure to ask Derek about Backyard Pro Bow, a nonprofit, charitable, membership based organization committed to protecting and preserving our hunter heritage as food provider by involving the non-hunting property owner. Derek is the area…

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    Saturday at the Person County Farmers Market Remember: It’s fresher in Person

    BEEF: ground beef, hamburger patties, a variety of steaks and roasts, stew beef, beef shanks, short ribs, marrow bones and soup bones LAMB: ground lamb, lamb stew, lamb shanks, shoulder roasts, leg roasts, chops and soup bones Green garlic, lettuce, dill, oregano, parsley, thyme, herb bundles, spinach, Swiss chard, carrots, bunching onions! Fresh herbs, lettuce, radishes, turnips and greens, kale, broccoli and green onions. asparagus, spring onions, sugar snap peas, tomato plants and basil plants, oregano, rosemary, bergamot/bee balm (for bergamot tea),  dried herbs: basil and oregano . baby kale, spicy braising mix, lettuce mix, beet shoots, asparagus, green garlic, eggs and maybe a few more artichokes.  Possibly some bunches of…

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    Special Cooking Demo this Wednesday Afternoon

    Special Cooking Demo this Wednesday afternoon at the market. Chef Derek St.Romain, Executive Chef at The Duke Diet and Fitness Center, will be at the market and cooking. He will be starting a little after 3pm so make sure to stop by, bring a friend and let all your friends know.  While you are at the market on Wednesday, make sure to ask Derek about Backyard Pro Bow, a nonprofit, charitable, membership based organization committed to protecting and preserving our hunter heritage as food provider by involving the non-hunting property owner. Derek is the area coordinator for Backyard Pro Bow.

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    Opening Day, April 14th, 8am

    Opening day it tomorrow at 8am. Make sure to stop by the market. We have a special appearance by Pauline Porterfield, Pillsbury’s 2012 Million Dollar Bake-Off Finalist along with The Courier-Times writer/chefs Mike Floyd & Gray Pentecost, who will be preparing locally grown produce and meats

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    What Will You Find At The Person County Farmers Market Opening This Weekend?

    Croissants, Danish, rolls, pies (rhubarb), picture cakes, cookies, Asparagus, braising mix, lettuce mix, sweet potatoes, maybe globe artichokes,spring onions, tomato plants and basil plants, kale, collards, Swiss chard and lettuce, S & H Lettuce Mix, spinach, carrots, green garlic, leeks, radishes, parsley, oregano, dill chive, Cut flowers (tulips mainly), fresh herbs (oregano and rosemary), fresh bergamot for mint tea Tomato plants and basil plants Eggs, Honey BEEF – Ground beef, a variety of steaks and roasts, stew beef, beef shanks, marrow bones and soup bones LAMB – Ground lamb, lamb stew, lamb shanks, shoulder roasts, leg roasts, chops and soup bones Courtesy of Waterdog Farms: My bergamot (bee balm) tea recipe: Bring…

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    Six Days Until The Market Opens

    Only 6 more days until the Person County Farmers Market opens for the season.  Plants, spring vegetables, meats and breads will be available.  On opening day, Mike Floyd from the Currier-Times will be out cooking up something special for all to enjoy.  Click on Mike Floyd column  from the Currier-Times.