First off the BFM, its volunteers, and vendors want to wish everyone a Happy National Farmers Market Week 2016! For more information on the celebration click here. And while you’re clicking on things click here and recommend the BFM in all five categories of the American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration. As you can see we currently sit at the top spot in WV for all five categories. Let’s keep it that way!
We are also pleased to announce our latest fund-raising event, A Wild and Wonderful Table. In the past the BFM has held 3-4 events a year, usually Community Dinners, but this year we decided to hold one big event and make it really special. Here’s the official press release since it explains it better than I ever could!
The Bridgeport Farmers Market is leaving Bridgeport…for one night only. A Wild and Wonderful Table is a premier dinner and fundraising event featuring fresh and delicious food from our finest local farms prepared by the states’ top culinary artists. The September 10th dinner in Sutton WV takes you to the heart of our state.
Join your friends and The Bridgeport Farmers Market for live music, craft cocktails and specially curated wines for this first time ever dinner celebration.
“It’s the perfect time to wrap up the 2016 growing season, share remarkable food and drinks and celebrate the good things sourced here in our Appalachian home.”, said Deb Workman, Board Member of the Bridgeport Farmers Market Association.
All proceeds from this extraordinary night will benefit The Bridgeport Farmers Market. Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased by going to www.bridgeportfarmersmarket.com.
Dinner will be prepared by these West Virginia chefs:
Richard Arbaugh – South Hills Market
Pamela Delaude – Mia Margherita Coal Fired Pizzeria
Michael Diethorn – The Country Vintner
Geoff Kraus – Thyme Bistro
Jay Mahoney – Pierpont Culinary Academy
Tim Urbanic – Café Cimino
Joe White – Bridgeport Conference Center
We hope to see everyone there!
Stay tuned here this Friday for our 4th annual Price Survey. Our expert researcher (that’s me!) has rounded up the average price for the most popular veggies, eggs, and meat at the BFM and then went out and compared those prices to our two largest supermarkets. The results may surprise you.