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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:46pm

The Rose City Farmer's Market is encouraging everyone to get involved with its newest initiative, "From market to menu". 

This Saturday at 10 a.m., the market will partner with Juls so East Texans can enjoy a specialty dish and cooking lessons, prepared entirely from locally grown food. KETK spoke with the Director of the Rose City Farmer's Market, Carmen Sosa, who said, "The goal of the event is to get people to come out and see what it looks like and tastes like to shop local and eat seasonally".  

On the menu: a grilled peach salad and flatbread, all made with ingredients straight from the farmer's market. Juls' Executive Chef, Phillip Norsetter, said, "There are so many things available from peaches, which we're going to be using in the salad, there's beans, berries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries are coming in right now, and a lot of different squash". 

Both Juls and the Rose City Farmer's Market are special recipients of the Texas Department of Agriculture's "Go Texan" honor. Sosa explained, "It's a way of recognizing our chefs that are sourcing local ingredients from local farmers. The farmers that you'll find at the farmer's market".  

So our compliments to the chef, "The nutrients are still in the vegetables because they're picked fresh, it supports small growth business and it just really keeps you focused on your community".

The Farmer's Market at Juls is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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