Williamsburg Farmers Market

  (Williamsburg, Virginia)
in Merchants Square
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Gardening Exhibits, Live Music and Chef Demonstrations May 21

Saturday, May 21, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

May is peak season for strawberries, peonies, soft shell crabs, and all spring produce at the Williamsburg Farmers MarketMaster Gardeners and WCAN will have exhibits. Williamsburg Christian Academy will entertain from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Executive Chef Denis Callinan of the College of William & Mary will be at the Chef Tent with cooking demonstrations and free samples at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 
 

Rustic Tomato-Bread Salad Panzanella

Executive Chef of William and Mary Catering, Denis Callinan, prepared this dish for sampling at the Williamsburg Farmers Market on July 31, 2010.

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh tomatoes diced into ½" pieces (1-1/2 lbs.; about 5 medium tomatoes)

3/4 cup slivered red onion

2 teaspoon of minced garlic

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. each ground black pepper, salt and sugar

1/2 cup shredded fresh basil

6 cups day-old dense, crusty bread cut or torn into 1" cubes (about 1/2 lb.)

1/8 cup aged balsamic vinegar (or balsamic glaze)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except bread in a large bowl.  Let stand for flavors to develop, about 10 minutes.

Add bread and toss well to coat. If bread seems dry, sprinkle with an additional teaspoon or two of water.

Salad will hold several hours at room temperature before serving.

 
 

Contest Update and Market Calendar for July 31 & August 3

We are still leading Virginia in the America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest, but we have fallen to 6th place nationwide.  Help us defend our national title as America's Favorite Farmers Market.  Vote today!

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fruit, seafood, cut flowers, cheese, honey, soaps and herbs are among the many items available from over 30 vendors.  William & Mary Executive Chef Denis Callinan will demonstrate at the Chefs Tent.  Narissa Bond will play from 9:00 to 11:00.  The Master Gardeners will be at their tent during the morning exhibiting therapeutic gardening techniques.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Local painters Betty Babb and Apryl Altman will share the Artist Tent at the Williamsburg Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 3.  Farmers and bakers will sell peanuts, prepared foods, fresh produce, berries and other fruit.

 

 
 
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