As I mentioned earlier this week, the Holland Farmers’ Market is open! Every Saturday from May through September, area chefs are demonstrating how to use fresh, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients in the Chef Series at 10:00 a.m. This is a unique feature for a farmers’ market and a great way to learn some basic cooking techniques, get adventurous with produce you don’t usually prepare, and find new recipes.
This morning it was standing room only when Jesse Hahn from Salt of the Earth demonstrated three recipes for rhubarb: Rhubarb Martini, Pickled Rhubarb, and Rhubarb Sorbet.
Below are the video clips from the event. Listen for references to many of our local farmers and businesses from which Jesse procures his ingredients: Visser Farms for rhubarb, Mud Lake Farm for watercress, and New Holland Brewery for the gin. This is what buying locally–and eating locally–is all about.