With evening lows in the 30s, you may not be thinking much about your local Farmers Market, but you should be. While tomatoes are hard to find this time of year there are other things local markets have to offer beyond cold weather greens: like knowledge.
Both the Dallas Farmers Market and the White Rock Local Market released their first classes of the year. Here's a list of some of the chefs you stand a chance to work with, and some of the techniques you could learn.
Dallas Farmers Market cooking series:
Abraham Salum, Salum Restaurant, A Taste of Regional Moles, January 25
Janice Provost, Super Bowl Party Food, Parigi February 1
Graham Dodds, Hibiscus, Valentines Day, February 8
Mark Wootton, Garden Cafe, Heartwarming Dishes of Winter, February 15
Jon Alexis,TJ's Seafood Market & Grill, Mardi Gras, February 22
All classes run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and are $30 at the door, or $25.00 if you sign up and pay by the Thursday before class. Head to their website for more information.
To raise money for the White Rock Local Market, Gecko Hardware is hosting what they're calling the Homesteading series, where you can learn to roast coffee, make cheese and get some gardening tips for the upcoming season. Read more about each class and sign up at their website.
Making Cheese with Rosey Ridge Farm February 1, 10am - 1pm, $40
Home Roasting with Kevin Sprague from Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters February 8, 10am - 11:30, $20
Soap making at home with Abundantly Aromatic February 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, $20
Worm composting 101 with Texas Worm Ranch February 22, 10am - 11:30, $20
Keyhole Gardening for Waterwise Gardeners with Garden Inspirations February 23, 10am - 3:00pm, $60 at White Rock Local Garden, 10220 Galway