This event was held on May 11, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Learn more about Farmers Markets, including the Ann Arbor Farmerâ€™s Market, just in time for spring. A panel of local â€œmarket expertsâ€ will be on hand, including: Chef Janea Makowski of Carsonâ€™s American Bistro who will explain how she creates meals at Carsonâ€™s that are centered on market produce. Eileen Spring, who will discuss Food Gatherersâ€™ amazing gleaning efforts, which collect upwards of 1,000 pounds of produce at the conclusion of each Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Amanda Edmonds, who will tell the story of Growing Hopeâ€™s fantastic successes with EBT, or food stamp usage, at the Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market in 2008. In addition, Molly Notarianni, Ann Arbor Farmers Market Manager, will offer tips on shopping at Farmers Markets and eating seasonally.
There will be plenty of time for questions and community discussion. This event is co-sponsored by Slow Foods Huron Valley, which strives to preserve and cultivate our culinary heritage.