MOUNT VERNON - Tuesday’s farmers’ market at the Knox County Health Department will feature a little bit of everything – a food demo, something for kids, door prizes and locally grown fruit and vegetables. The bi-monthly farmers’ market takes place the first and third Tuesday of the month from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot on the south side of the health department.
Executive Chef Paul Higgins will demonstrate different ways to prepare brussel sprouts. If you have never been a fan of this vegetable which is grown in cooler weather, you will want to sample Higgins’ sprouts sautéed with shallots and maple syrup. Master gardeners with OSU Extension - Knox County will present a kid’s activity involving butterflies.
Adults who attend the food demonstration will also have the opportunity to register for a freezer and a gas grill to be given away at the end of the market season in September. The give-away is part of the Get Healthy Knox County campaign with funding provided by United Way of Knox County in collaboration with a local appliance business. Additionally, all registrants will be eligible for door prizes related to the food demo.
Vendors at the Tuesday market are the same growers that sell at the Saturday market on the Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon. The health department market is open to the general public and is held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the vendors and food demonstration will be moved inside.