This Vignette educates Georgians about Georgia Specialty Crops with a focus on Georgia’s Farmers Markets to help Georgians develop relationships with their food and the farmers who grow it. Support of farmers increases their viability and puts money into local economies. Additionally, Georgians benefit with convenient access to in season produce delivered at the peak of freshness and flavor yielding healthier meals.
Pick Cook Keep Farmers Markets Vignettes showcase Georgia Executive Chefs, selected by the Restaurant Association of Georgia, at a local Farmers Markets and selecting in season specialty crops, explaining how to pick the right produce, nuances between items and then doing demonstrations showing the ease of use by cooking the dish onsite.
Information provided by the University of Georgia’s Extension Service and GDA’s Food Safety Division show handling and safe storage methods to maintain freshness and flavor of the produce item.