Welcome to Spring at Central Farm Markets. Thank you all for coming out during the winter and supporting our great farmers and artisan food producers!
The entire team at Central Far Markets has been busy this winter working behind the scenes on the 2014 season. We have so much to tell you! First, we are very pleased to have been chosen by Eden’s to open the new Mosaic Central Farm Market, located in Fairfax, VA. The grand opening and ribbon cutting of Mosaic Central Farm Market will be on May 4th at 8:30am – you’re all invited! We hope you will take an opportunity to come out to the new market at Mosaic, a vibrant urban neighborhood with a lot of energy and spirit.
You probably have noticed that we have a new newsletter format! It is mobile friendly, and was designed so you can click on the market that interests you. You will find market specific information like what the vendors will have that week, events that are taking place, recipes and more. We have some amazing new vendors, as well as your favorite current vendors, so please check them out. Information about our sponsors and local community events will be on the main part of the newsletter.
We are delighted to welcome our new market concierges Piyush Rangra (aka PR), a hospitality student at University of Maryland Eastern Shore at Shady Grove. PR, who is also a chef, will be at Bethesda Central and Pike Central to help you with all things food. Jill Lawrenz will be the concierge at Mosaic Central. Jill, who loves the outdoors and great food, has been a long-time patron at Bethesda Central and is excited to join us as part of the Central Farm Market team! Our concierge tents are there to provide you with information. We have carts available for sign-out at each market and are happy to and can help you to your car.
Chef Lynn Foster will continue to head up Cooks Corner. She will rotate at the three markets throughout the season, cooking up delicious dishes with farm fresh ingredients. She will be joined by local chefs and restauranteurs for demos and tastings. We will also have hands on cooking classes at each market, and those dates and locations will be announced soon.
Other exciting events include a book signing in late July with Chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, artists who make items for your kitchen and table, music, wine tastings, children’s activities, Bake Bethesda a Pie Contest on Labor Day, Wood Turning Demos and even a children’s wood turning class with Affinity Woodworks. The highlight of the season will be two “Sunday Supper” farm dinners at Mosaic Central. The Sunday Suppers will be fun for the entire family!
Our website will have promotions and lots of fun through our new partnership with Yelp.
We look forward to a great season this year. We are always open to suggestions so please share your thoughts with us. Thanks for being fans of the market…let’s eat!