A taste of New Orleans comes to Point Reyes when Michelle Elmore, Co-owner and Chef at the Hummingbird Cafe in Fairfax will be teaching some traditional New Orleans style dishes and offering tastes. A professional street photographer from New Orleans displaced after the levees broke post-Katrina, Michelle made her way to Marin County where she serves authentic New Orleans cuisine and hangs her award winning art. Come learn how to bring a little bit of New Orleans magic home to your kitchen!
Midnight On The Water plays lively Celtic and Appalachian tunes from 10:00 am to noon. Connie Davis plays accordion noon to 1:00 pm.
Leigh Trombley is a personal and family chef with qualifications from Le Cordon Bleu as well as being a certified nutrition consultant. She specializes in preparing wholesome, delicious meals and providing support to families at dinnertime in addition to catering in-home dinners and doing nutrition and menu consultations. Her demonstration will be inspired by one of her favorite quotes from Milton, ""Accuse not nature; she hath done her part; do thou but thine." She will be preparing a meal using edible flowers from the vendors of our market including nasturtium stem broth risotto with nasturtium flowers and a rose petal dessert.
Eclectic acoustic trio Hop Head is back with their great repertoire and powerful vocals! Kim Richards (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion), James Tepperman (mandolin, guitar, woodwinds, vocals), and Peter Tracy (guitar, dobro, mandolin, harmonica, vocals). Visit them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/HopHeadBand
Beloved local physician and nutrition guru Dr. Anna O’Malley will be returning in the first of her 3 part Food As Medicine Series in conjunction with one of the market's sponsors, Coastal Health Alliance. She will be cooking with celebrated early organic innovator Dennis Dierks of Paradise Valley Produce who has been farming organically in Marin county since 1972. They will be cooking and sharing the wisdom of their topic which will be "The Ecology of Farm to Table."
As our coastal produce continues to increase in July, this week's Chef's Booth will be an early morning walk through the market bylocal home chefs Robin Carpenter and Andy Olmsted. They will then bring their bounty to the booth and create from their morning inspirational visits with our farmers and producers. Stuffed squash blossoms, zucchini a million ways and local blue cheese dressing are a few of the dishes we hear they are hoping to create. So come with your notepad and get ready to do more shopping in the market after this creative demonstration.
At the Chef's Booth: Jennifer Luttrell- Executive Chef, The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Chef Jennifer Luttrell will be preparing a summer salad of Big Mesa Farms coastal strawberries, chopped watermelon and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese fresh mozzarella with Brickmaiden Bread crackers. Jennifer is the Executive Chef of The Fork, a Culinary and Educational Center at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company.
Tomales Bay String Band Trio with Jim Griffiths (uke and banjo uke), Mark Alderdice (upright bass) and Laura Alderdice (guitar and guitarlele). Their eclectic program will includes Hawaiian music, old jazz standards, a little folk, dis and dat.
Gayle & Bob
"Singer/songwriters Gayle Anderson Gram and Bob Gram are a well-seasoned, artistically-polished folk duo. Their voices blend perfectly, and their sensitive guitar accompaniments are thoughtful, interesting, and balanced. Anderson-Gram achieves a style of communication with the audience that is completely natural, and their clever lyrics and wit add to a very satisfying entertainment experience."
Music At Noon
"Anderson-Gram is a wonderful husband and wife duo who play a delightfully easy going blend of folk, country and bluegrass.
Gayle has a fine folk voice, strong, honest, and a little bit sweet. Bob provides nicely understated baritone harmonies. He can also take a turn at lead vocals and he has a rugged smoky quality that fits well on the songs he sings.
So, we've got two strong singers that work well together and a relaxed, entertaining musical style. Now the only question is how good are the songs. Well, they're pretty darn good too...all of them are nicely constructed clear pictures of everyday life.
Gayle Anderson-Gram and Bob Gram have been playing together since 1992. They have been married since 1997. It shows. Everything fits so well together.” ~Jam Music Magazine
Chef Tom Hudgens (Chez Panisse, Liberty Café), author and instructor. His books include The Commonsense Kitchen and The Deep Springs Cookbook. Perfect for this hot weather, Tom will be preparing a chilled, raw summer squash dish, several compound butters served on fresh Brickmaiden Breads, and a cream/jam dessert.
Join us in supporting and celebrating the Point Reyes Farmers Market, a vibrant community resource. The market features all local, all organic produce and flowers, plus the finest locally produced bread, eggs, meat, preserves, prepared foods, wool, and more. Offering the community live music and a Chef’s Demo every week, as well as a beautiful KidsZone tucked in the garden. Entering its 21st season on June 24th. Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.
Music by Dylan Squires and Danny Vitali
Benefit at Saltwater, Wednesday, June 21st
Doors open at 6:00 pm