"Chefs Mary Lacklen and John Jones will be preparing a variety of savory pestos made from market ingredients: parsley, arugula, and spinach layered on rustic baguettes from market vendor Loaf Bakery on Saturday April 12, 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
Mary Lacklen has a culinary background that combines a life-long career in the restaurant business with a commitment to community service and the delivery of innovative food-based programs. Lacklen is currently Director of Restaurant Operations for Libby Hill Seafood. She is the co-founder of Community Tables in Greensboro which serves a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal, offering fellowship to 3400 people last year.
John Jones is one of the creative chefs behind The Next Supper. This virtual restaurant can travel anywhere there are tables and a working kitchen. They focus on healthful foods, flavors that intrigue, foster a sense of community and enhance environmental awareness.
The Saturday sampling/demonstration will offer visitors a taste of what can be made from products available at the Go Green! Plant Sale. The Go Green! Plant Sale will be held on Sunday April 13th, an indoor/ outdoor event held at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market located at 501 Yanceyville from 9am to 2pm. Admission is free and sales directly benefit local area growers. One can shop veggie starters, fruit trees, shrubs, edible herbs, flowers, annuals, perennials, garden decor and plant based accessories, organics, native specimens, and compost directly from producers.
The Go Green! Plant sale also includes free activities for all ages including the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s EcoBus, permaculture exhibits, and more. Refreshments will be available to purchase from Great Escapes food truck, which will feature fresh, local foods, including coffee to kick off your day!
GFM, Inc’s Mission is to provide greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. In doing so, GFM, Inc will encourage and support growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.
The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market is open year round on Saturday's 7 am - noon and seasonally on Wednesdays, May - Dec. and offers these fine products: Fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, cheese, eggs, meat, seafood, honey, grains, nuts, flowers, baked goods, bedding plants, coffee, tea, soaps & body care products, art, and pet food."
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