The Prince George Farmers’ Market will launch its first cookbook under the title Cooking With the Market, a celebration of food prepared by the vendors of the Prince George Farmers’ Market, on Sunday at Summerfest.
The book is produced with mouth-watering images of recipes in full colour on 216 pages. The seasonal recipes supplied by vendors of the market, with local ingredients, have been test-cooked by the ‘group of seven’ cooks, photographed, and sampled, before.
The majority of recipes in the book contain ingredients that are available at the Prince George Farmers’ Market and are segmented into the four seasons. the book also features a conversion table, several pages on meat cuts, vegetables and spices and six pages from guest contributors – chef Wayne Kitchen of Crossroads Brewing, who did the editing of the book; chef Brian Quamby of Betulla Burning and the Northern Lights Estate Winery with wine pairings throughout the book.
Cooking with the Market is a fund-raising project project by the Prince George Farmers’ Market Association with four main objectives:
- to promote and raise awareness of the market and its food vendors;
- to attract new vendors and grow the market;
- to raise funds for roof repairs on the year-round building;
- to encourage the community to shop for local produce and products and to enjoy home-cooked meals.
The book launch will happen during Summerfest on Sunday, July 16, downtown Prince George. The Farmer’s Marekt encourages everyone to attend and support the market with the purchase of its cookbook.
The Prince George Farmers’ Market is in its 22nd year of serving the community with local products. Vendors at the market offer produce and products under the motto ‘make it, bake it, or grow it.’ The market operates year-round every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and adds season outdoor vendors from May until October. The market is located at 1074 Sixth Avenue, (behind the Keg Restaurant), in downtown Prince George.