BBQ demo to be at Clover Valley Farmers’ Market

It is probably the best summer on the record books for al fresco dining. Long, warm days and few bugs set the stage for fabulous outdoor cooking. This is the season when each household’s “BBQ” specialist struts their stuff.
Send your outdoor cooking enthusiast to Clover Valley Farmers’ Market this Saturday, to learn the latest skills and foods to use at the grill. Chef Bob Mathieson will have the grills heated up at 10 a.m. and will be demonstrating cooking techniques with fresh market produce and meat.
Many know Mathieson in his role as the chef at the hospital in Fort Frances but he has a not-so-secret passion for creating meals for fine dining. You’ll learn new cooking techniques using fresh vegetables and local meats and be able to taste-test the results.
Along with nibbling fresh market foods, you can swing over to the Northwestern Health Unit display for timely tips on summer food handling and cooking.
Here you can learn easy, efficient food safety methods to be sure that every meal is prepared so that no one ends up unnecessarily with a queasy stomach. Pick up a brochure to take with you.
The buzzword this time of year around dinner tables is fresh. When you use fresh, just picked vegetables, elaborate recipes aren’t required; the ingredients speak for themselves.
There is a cornucopia of vegetables at the farmers’ market right now. From tender young onions and cucumbers, to juicy corn, and colourful summer squash, everyone’s summer favourite is at the market.
The large, sweet Kelsaey onions are back at the market. Look for these at the grill demonstration. You can get cucumbers for salads, slicing and pickling, and green, yellow, orange and white summer squash in all shapes and sizes. Swiss chard, kale, romaine and leaf lettuces are full of vitamins. Its fun to browse and see all that is new.
Merv and Shar Metail will be down from Kenora with their array of Watkins Quality Products. They’ll be showing their new fall gift line and taking pre-orders.
Iris Gogosha will be back at the CVFM with her popular Ukrainian perogies and cabbage rolls. Her foods are always freshly made and she can give you instructions on serving so they come to the table just as you like them.
Look for a new vendor from the Dryden area with chainsaw and antler carvings. Details are being worked out, but his work is special to see!
The Fort Frances Museum will be moving a display into the market soon. Check it out. See you there Saturday, 9 a.m to 2 p.m.