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Market, March 22, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Charming as they get local culinary instructor and food historian Elizabeth Pearce samples a grain-based side dish that incorporates seaonal local ingredients from the CCFM this Tuesday and Saturday. Come meet Elizabeth, who teaches in-house cooking classes that focus on basic culinary concepts which allow participants to make a myriad of dishes after just one one lesson. For more information, visit Elizabeth's website.
Market, March 24, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
The Edible Schoolyard at Samuel J. Green Charter School is one of our favorite places in the City to visit - especially this time of the year. Come to the Market this Thursday, throw everything in the fridge and head over there for "An Edible Evening - a garden party under the stars" to benefit the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans this Thursday, March 24, from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets are still available and start at $45. Click here for more details.
Market, March 26, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
In November of 2008, 4 year old Ben Sarrat, Jr. was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. After meeting Ben and seeing his love of life in the face of such terrible circumstances, local attorney/food writer/regular Saturday Market shopper/all around good guy Rene Louapre an his buddy Becker Hall decided to focus their first "Hogs For The Cause" pig cook-off on raising money to help Ben and his family. While Ben lost his battle a week before Hogs for the Cause 2010, his story only solidified Rene & Becker's desire to do whatever they could to help families struggling with the financial burdens of caring for a child with brain cancer. This year's event takes place at "City Pork" this Saturday. Click here for ticket information and food/music line-ups.
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Commander's Palace Executive Chef Tory McPhail has been a strong supporter of our CCFM from the beginning, but we're always flattered when he comes through the Market personally shopping for local ingredients. Those wise enough to freeze fresh shell peas last summer have a jump on shopping for ingredients for Tory's Shrimp with Cognac and Local Legumes.