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by Josh Wood Thursday September 3, 2009

A Scene From the Pawtuxet Farmers MarketHere’s a note with some farmers’ market news from The Friends of the Pawtuxet:

CHEFS AT THE MARKET

This week the Pawtuxet Village Farmers’ Market starts a three week series of local chefs demonstrating how to cook items at the farmers market. Saturday, Edgewood’s own Maureen Morgan, a Johnson & Wales educated chef and former owner of Morgan’s Fancy on Broad Street will be cooking starting between 9 AM and 10 AM. Maureen, who also makes a great soup from the Dominican Republic called sancocho, will have free samples of an egg dish and recipes. September 12, Mike Marrocco, another Johnson & Wales educated chef and director of the Cranston School Food Service Program will be cooking. September 19, Zoey Spahn, who works at Mr. Peabody’s on Broad Street will be the demonstration chef.

This program is financed with a $300 grant from the Rhode Island Rural Development Council.

SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to the customers who came last Saturday in the rain to buy tomatoes, sweet corn, raspberries, egg plant, peaches and more. The farmers were pleased with the turnout, which several said was better than they expected. Farmers also regularly comment that our customers are some of the politest and nicest market customers they meet.

COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS

We will offer three home composting workshops Sept 12, 19 & 26 at the market. To sign up or for more information, check at the recycling table at the market or email Annemarie Bruun

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