This just in from State of AK, Dpt of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture:
“Chef Gerry Donohoe will be at the Annual Food Festival located at the JACC on August 31st this weekend to present exciting new ways to prepare fresh Alaska grown products. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn new ways to prepare some of your favorite fresh Alaskan items.
The “Chef at the Market” program began in 2011 to help Alaskans learn new ways to prepare fresh Alaska Grown specialty crops*. As the chefs entered the markets, this program turned into much more. Chefs have created relationships with local food vendors and consumers, helping bring local produce to family homes and local restaurants. This year, the program boasts 6 Alaska chefs performing a combined total of 27 demonstrations at 9 local farmers markets and special events. To find out more information about “Chef at the Market” demonstrations in your area contact, Jacquelyn Schade at Jacquelyn.email@example.com or (907)761-3858.
*Specialty crops are defined by the Specialty Crop Competitiveness Act of 2004 and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 as: Fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Eligible plants must be intensively cultivated and used by people for food, medicinal purposes, and/or aesthetic gratification to be considered specialty crops.”