MOUNT VERNON — Saturday at the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. to noon, OSU Extension SNAP-Program Assistant Tanner Cooper-Risser and Senior Certified Executive Chef Paul Higgins will be introducing recipes and have tastings of different ways to prepare fresh beets and cucumbers. This is a great opportunity for those who have been hesitant or haven’t cared for beets or cucumbers in the past to learn different ways to enjoy the benefits of eating fresh, local produce.
Additionally, there will be cucumber water and tasting samples of basil/honey vinaigrette.
As the season rolls on, more items are found every Saturday on Public Square with the recent arrivals of green beans, garlic, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots (rare for the area), and leafy greens. The market also offers local honey, syrup, cheeses, pork, lamb, herbs and other salad bowl items.
The Knox County Health Department, Get Healthy and Creating Healthy Communities promotes the SNAP and WIC Farmers Market programs.
The Senior Voucher program is sponsored by the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults encouraging seniors to eat fresh, eat local.