AROUND THE TABLE: WHAT'S COOKING

Fresh, Tasty & Local

Upcoming culinary and gardening events around town


Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:21 p.m.

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OUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS

Alachua County Farmers Market / 441 Market: 5920 NW 13th St., Gainesville, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m., www.441market.com

Haile Farmers Market: Haile Plantation Village, SW 81st Terrace, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, www.hailefarmersmarket.com/home

Newberry Farmers Market: 25425 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, Fridays and Saturdays, 11a.m. -6 p.m., indoor and outdoor market, www.NewberryMainStreet.com

Keystone Heights Farmers Market: Natural Park, State Road 21, 555 S. Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. keystoneheights farmersmarket.blogspot.com

Tioga Monday Market: Tioga Town Center, 13005 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, Mondays, 4-7 p.m.

Union Street Farmers Market: Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Gainesville, Wednesdays, 4 -7 p.m., /www.unionstreetfarmersmkt.com/

High Springs Farmers Market: Plantation Oaks, 201 NE First Ave., High Springs, Thursdays, noon to dusk, and first Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., farmersmarket.highsprings.com

Farmers Market at the Harvest Village: 22050 U.S. 441, Micanopy, Fridays, 2 p.m.-dusk, dalakiko@yahoo.com

Citizens Co-op Craft & Cottage Food Market: Local vendors, artisans, nonprofits, farmers and bakers, courtyard behind Citizens Co-op, 435 S. Main St. Entrance to the market is off Southeast Fifth Avenue, last Friday of every month, 7 -9 p.m., www.citizensco-op.com/

Cooking classes/demonstrations

VEG4LIFE POTLUCK, Bring a vegetarian or vegan dish for 6-12 with serving utensils, plus your own place setting. First Saturday of every month, 6:30 p.m., $1 with potluck dish, $7 without, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St., Gainesville, www.veg4lifegainesville.com

RAW FOOD POTLUCK, Bring a raw food entree, salad or dessert to feed 8 to 10 people, with serving utensil, plus your own plate, silverware, & water bottle.

Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., $1. The New Seraphim Center, 1234 NW 14 Ave., www.gainesvillerawfoodpotluck.​com.

FARM TO TABLE SEASONAL DINNER SERIES, Chef Chase Rossi of The Top, Saturday, Dec. 7, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m., $80 per person, Swallowtail Farm, 17603 NW 276th Lane, Alachua, http://swallowtailcsa.com

HEALTHY COOKING: COOKING WITH HERBS, Demonstration of techniques, taste samples. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., $3, Brenda C. Williams. Pre-register by leaving voicemail at 337-6209. Alachua County Extension Office

BLUE OVEN KITCHENS' WINTER GIFT FAIR, Local food and craft artisans, Sunday Dec. 15, 2-5 p.m., The Jones B-side, 203 SW 2nd Ave., www.blueovenkitchens.org

FARM TO TABLE SEASONAL DINNER SERIES, Chef Amanda Bisson of The Jones Eastside, Saturday, Jan 11, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. $80 per person, Swallowtail Farm, 17603 NW 276th Lane, Alachua, http://swallowtailcsa.com

SOUPER FUN SUNDAY, Taste soups from local restaurants, Sunday, Jan. 26, 1 - 3:30 p.m., St. Francis Catholic High School Gymnasium, tickets available online and at the door, www.souperfunsunday.sfchs.net

2013 FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY PROGRAM, presented by Dr. Brenda C. Williams, family & consumer sciences extension agent. Upon completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of attendance from the University of Florida Food Safety and Quality Program and after passing ServSafeŽ Manager's Exam, you will receive a National Certification valid for five years, Thursday, Dec 12, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., To register, call 888-232-8723.

Gardening events:

DOWNTOWN FARMERS GARDEN WORKDAY, Light garden work with Travis Mitchell, Florida Organic Growers, every Tuesday, 9 a.m., travis@foginfo.org, Southwest Lawn, Alachua County Administration Building, 12 SE First St., Gainesville

THE EDIBLE PLANT PROJECT FUNDRAISER SALE, Edible plants, fruit trees, seeds, second Wednesday of each month, 4 - 7 p.m., Union Street Farmers Market, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, www.edibleplantproject.org

HIGH SPRINGS SEED SAVERS, gardening group meets with a different topic each time, fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., contact Nancy Montgomery,(386) 462-1828, monty.nancy@gmail.com, High Springs Public Library, 135 NW First Avenue, High Springs

HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY, Good company and work (fun) in the garden of 14 vegetable beds, Every Sunday, 12 – 2 p.m., Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1001 NE 16th Ave.

GROWING SHIITAKE AND OYSTER MUSHROOMS, Learn how to grow your own mushrooms. Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 - 7 p.m., Aparna Gazula. Pre-register by Dec. 1 by leaving voicemail at 337-6209. Alachua County Extension

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