Fresh From The Market
Modern Asian Tea Tasting & Tea Cookie Chef Demonstration for Mothers Day at the Windsor Farmers Market – May 12th
Two International Tea Experts will present a modern Asian Tea Tasting at the Windsor Farmers Market for Mothers Day, Sunday, May 12th, at the Windsor Town Green. The tastings will be at 10:30 and 11:30 and will feature 4 custom blended/flavored teas that were hand selected by local Tea Expert and Windsor Market Chef, Mei Ibach and International Tea Docent Tai Tokugawa. “We will speak about the origins of the teas and demonstrate how they look and steep in their classic forms as well as the health benefits. So the tea tasting will be of a more modern nature with ties to classic Asian traditions of each tea.” said Tai, General Manager of Chado-En Teas, www.thetasteoftea.com.
While sipping the finest Asian teas, Moms can watch a Tea Cookie Making Demonstration with professionally trained pastry chef Tracy Mattson, owner of Cookie take a Bite. Tracy has over ten years experience working in fine dining restaurants. She trained at L’Academie de Cuisine and worked for esteemed chefs such as James Beard nominated Peter Pastan of Washington, DC and Doug Keene of 2 star Michelin-rated Cyrus in Healdsburg. To hone her craft and learn from the amazing talent in the pastry world, she has staged around the U.S. and abroad including Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, NV, Le Bernardin in New York City, NY and Café Diglas, Vienna, Austria.
“This year’s Tea Tasting is an exciting corroboration between our Market Chef, Mei Ibach, Tea Docent, Tai Tokugawa and our Guest Chef, Tracy Mattson, who originally suggested the group get together when she started using the Green Tea from Chado-En, in her Green Tea Cookies.”, said Market Manager, Tina Castelli. “This is a tasting experience not to be missed.”
The first 100 Mom’s who attend the tasting and demo will receive a FREE Long Stem Rose courtesy of Atrellis Flower & Gift Shop located in the Town Green Village.
by Tina Castelli-Beard
April 25, 2013
This last Sunday the Windsor Certified Farmers Market opened with a bang! The Town of Windsor planned a beautiful Earth Day & Wellness Celebration and we were excited to be a part of it. The Town Green was full of wonderful activities for the whole family reminding us to take care of our Earth and our bodies.
In the Market we reunited with old friends and made some new ones. Soda Rock Farm is back with 30 feet of tomato starts for your garden. Right next door is Min Hee with her fabulous fresh lettuces. Also returning is Skyview and Fulton Creek Nurseries with herbs, annuals and perennials to take home and plant with all the advice you will need for success. Green Valley Farm, Ortiz Bros Farm and Reyes Farm are all back with gorgeous vegetables at great prices.
Here are a few more of your old favorites: Mike the Fish Guy, The Hummus Guy, Mama Tina’s Ravioli, melt in your mouth cookies from Cookie Take a Bite, Sonoma Gourmet Mushrooms, Hector’s Honey, artisan cheeses from Valley Ford and Springhill, Fresh Eggs from Grandma’s and RRV Produce, Tre Classique flavored balsalmics, breakfast with Flour Creations or the Green Grocer and lunch at Charlie’s BBQ or Vero’s Kitchen, plus so many more.
In addition to our old friends we would like to introduce you to a few sure to be new ones. Right next to the Fish Guy is Jason with Physis Foods, offering high quality, fresh from the market Stocks, Soups and Bella Rosa pour over coffees. Use the QR Code on his package and find out the local farms where all the ingredients came from. You might recognize Scott the Kettle corn guy, he is back and now offering fresh Corn on the Cob, Chili and his “from the Market” Minestrone.
You will find several new young farmers at the Market, stop by and say hi, meet the farmers who grow your food, share their youthful passion for growing stellar produce. Joey from Let’s Go Farm is back and joined by new young farmers, Brad with Roots of Creation Farm, Dave with Six Oaks Farm and Paul with Singing Frogs Farm will join us again in May.
It’s Spring and our market baskets are already full, this is a sure sign to expect bountiful abundance this year at the Market. We are proud to offer the community of Windsor the best produce and foods we can find. And as always, Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Chef Demonstrations every 2nd Sunday and Kidz Dig It Demonstrations every 4th Sunday.
Thank you to our family of vendors and our loyal locals for coming out and making opening day special.
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