On Saturday, June 13, the Lynchburg Community Market will launch "Lynchburg is for Locavores," a grant-funded campaign aimed at encouraging people in the Hill City to eat more locally grown foods.
“We have some amazing farmers in our community, and they produce some of the most nutritious, exciting and tasty food in our region,” Market Manager Jennifer Kennedy said. “Some people might be surprised at the variety of foods available at the Lynchburg Community Market, everything from local honey and golden beets to fresh goat cheese and grass-fed beef — all from within a 100-mile radius of Lynchburg.”
Lynchburg is for Locavores will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13, with a cooking demonstration by Jeanell Smith, of Greens & Grains Personal Chef Service. Smith will cook up three dishes featuring the market’s “item of the week,” Swiss chard. The recipes will be available to marketgoers.
Upcoming demonstrations will feature local chef Marisa Jones, cooking with radishes on June 20, and West Manor’s Stephanie Fees, cooking with berries on June 27. Demonstrations will be held each Saturday morning through September. In addition, the campaign will include photography competitions, seasonal recipes, a recipe contest, and T-shirts, bumper stickers and other “Lynchburg is for Locavores” merchandise.