Cooking Demo at Tacoma Farmers Market
Written by Danyelle Neumann, Fresh Express Mobile Farmers Market VISTA.
Cooking demos have been one way to get the word out to the community about the mobile markets. This helps to bring awareness to the produce that is available and education on how to use vegetables that people may not be familiar with. The Fresh Express Mobile Farmers Market VISTA is in charge of finding a local chef to prepare a dish of their choice. The Fresh Express Mobile Farmers Market VISTA purchases the fire and health department permits. They provide their own vehicle to transport all the needed equipment. They are responsible for setting up at the chosen site with; a tent, tables, handwash station, tablecloth, utensils and serving containers, sanitizer, and thermometer. They also purchase other items such as oil for heated cooking dishes. The Fresh Express Mobile Farmers Market VISTA is there to assist the chef, serve the food to people attending the mobile market, and bring awareness to the produce being used in the demonstration. The Fresh Express Mobile Farmers Market breaks down all the equipment, sanitizes the area, and returns to TFM to put everything away.