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Come to a Tasting to Celebrate Spring, and Boone’s New Community Gardens on Saturday, May 11

May 10, 2013. Wanna try some authentic Latino cuisine? The Granjeros Latinos (Latino Farmers’) is having a big tasting and cooking event this Saturday. Many of the granjeros will be wearing traditional costumes.There will be some 20 dishes featuring spring vegetables, and four cooking demonstrations. It promises to be a fun, and colorful, event — not to mention tasty, and instructive! This colorful, cross-cultural tasting will  feature some 20 distinctive vegetable dishes prepared by Latino and Anglo cooks — and include “how-to” cooking demonstrations by both groups.  Come learn, taste and enjoy!

Learn how to cook with tomatillos and how Mexicans prepare their celebrated roast corn called elote!

Discover some fresh ways to prepare the super-veggie kale and that favorite hot or cold dish, ratatouille!

A first-of-its-kind event, the program will take place this Saturday, May 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Agricultural Conference Center in Boone.

The Center is located on Poplar Grove Road, Boone, one block above Southern States.

images-4The program is sponsored by Boone’s new “Granjeros Latinos” (Latino Farmers) group, which is dedicated to community gardens and the “local food” movement, and is a partner in a Heifer International grant administered by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.   Other partners are the community garden at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the new F.A.R.M. Café garden in Valle Crucis.                                   

There is no charge for admission, but donations in any amount to support our community gardens will be welcome.   For more information, contact Elizabeth Elias at 828-457-2281 or Faith Wright at 828-963-3091.