Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Calling All Foodies and Amateur Chefs for Saucy Salad Day Recipe Contest

Kansas City, MO — The 2010 City Market Farm to Table Festival Series continues with the Saucy Salad Day on Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be plenty of fun to be had for the entire family. The City Market is calling all foodies and amateur chefs! If you have a particularly tasty vegetable or fruit salad recipe, join us for our Saucy Salad Recipe Contest from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Compete against others for culinary bragging rights and win some great prizes in the process. To register, download the registration form on www.thecitymarket.org and submit your registration no later than Wednesday, June 2. Kids, there is plenty for you to do as well; try your hand at the silly salad game, learn how to juggle produce, get creative with themed art projects by the Wonderscope Children’s Museum and be inspired by the whimsical stories of Mother Nature.

Find a wide selection of produce options for all your needs including numerous lettuce and greens varieties to perfectly complement the Saucy Salad Day theme. Grow your own salad ingredients with vegetable plants ready to transplant and obtain all the gardening advice you need from greenhouses and from the University of Missouri Master Gardeners.

While at the Festival, consider those who are less fortunate in our community; either bring a non-perishable food item or purchase additional fresh produce and make a contribution at the Harvesters Food Collection Bin. Harvesters will be on site to accept public food donations during festival hours. There are even more ways to enjoy the Farmers’ Market; purchase a book at the Friends of the Kansas City Public Library’s Used Book Sale, and enjoy additional shopping with more than thirty City Market Merchants who offer a variety of gifts, flowers and specialty foods. Farmers’ Market hours are 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and festival hours are 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Additional Festivals will take place the first Saturday of each month. Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming City Market events:
July 3 - Twisted Tomato Day September 4 Pepper Party
August 7 - Crazy Corn Day October 2 Harvest Festival

The Farm to Table Festival Series Saucy Salad Day is sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund, 105.1 Jack FM, Tastebud Magazine, the University of Missouri Extension Office, AT&T Yellowpages and the City Market. For more information, contact the City Market Office at 816-842-1271 or go to www.thecitymarket.org.
Where The Locals Go: The City Market is open seven days a week year-round. The Farmers’ Market is open Saturday and Sunday.