Although this lovely day happened quite awhile ago, we wanted to be share the fascination that farmers market attendees had with the fermented beverages and the food demonstration that we had on September 6th.
One part of the room showcased these fermented beverages, like different flavors of kombucha, which is a fermented tea drink, as well as the history and importance of these types of drinks and how to make it. Deb walked us through how these drinks are made and the importance of quality tea and other ingredients in the recipe. Some were having kombucha for the first time ever and some were expanding their taste horizon.
Along with these crisp drinks, Rilee and Mary Jo were cooking up some fresh chili for Grains and Beans. Those that came were welcome to chop up some tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic from vendors just outside the door. As it slowly cooked, an aroma of spicy and flavorful smells filled the room.
For the chili-we combined those vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic), along with canned beans and spices!
As we finished the activities of the day, we began to discuss what foods will be cooked at the two final weeks of the market. We knew they would have to be warm, flavorful, and cozy feeling- as that was the weather we were approaching.