The Great American Recipe from VPM and PBS is a new eight-part, uplifting cooking competition TV series that celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic. In support of the show, VPM is featuring local chefs cooking their favorite recipes at farmers markets across Virginia.
Join us at these upcoming market dates! Enjoy live cooking demos and tastings to explore the variety of flavors and cultures that inspired their iconic dishes:
June 25th - Harrisonburg Farmers Market
The Turner Pavilion, 228 S Liberty Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801
9 AM COOKING DEMO - Chef Tassie Pippert, Host of Un-Wine’d will make her French grandfather’s famous oatmeal cookies. Sample them and hear her stories of deep roots in French culinary culture!
11 AM COOKING DEMO - Chef Mikey Reisenberg, Owner of Mashita will make his Kimchi Jjigae. Sample it and hear his stories of culture and heritage behind his recipes!
July 2nd - RVA Big Market
RVA BIG Market Bryan Park, Bellevue Ave Richmond, VA 23227
9 AM COOKING DEMO - Chef Will Leung-Richardson, Owner of Kudzu RVA will make Char Siu BBQ Pork with Reservoir Whiskey
11 AM COOKING DEMO - Chef Yeshi Demisse, Owner of The Nile will make her Doro Wat, an Ethiopian National dish. Sample the recipe and hear stories of how her culture inspired her flavors and techniques.
July 9th- Charlottesville City Market
Charlottesville City Market 100 Water Street Charlottesville, VA 22902
9 AM COOKING DEMO - Chef Antwon Brinson, Owner of Culinary Concepts AB
11 AM COOKING DEMO - Chef Jen Naylor, Sussex Farm and Umma’s restaurant
Visit the VMP website for chef profiles and more details.
The Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers Trail
If you love shopping at your local farmers market and eating with the season, the Virginia Farmers Market Trail is for you. It connects local food lovers with Virginia’s farmers markets, agritourism operations, and farm-to-table restaurants.
Start planning your local food centered road trip today. Use our map to find a Virginia farmers market.