Christine Von der Linn will
be on hand at the Farmers Market at the Pearl Street Lot in downtown Metuchen
Out with Christine -- a series of informational demonstrations
showcasing current crops, focusing on botanical families such as alliums,
brassicas, vining plants, stone fruits and nightshades.
people asked what I'm doing and why," she said. "When I told them that I'm at
the market to give people ideas and guidance on how to use some of this
beautiful produce, they think it's a great idea. People tend to get in a food
`rut,' buying the same familiar foods week after week. I want to help them
explore new tastes and show what nutritional powerhouses they are."
Von der Linn is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute and enjoys using her interest in and knowledge of cooking and nutrition
to offer workshops on health supportive cooking and food sustainability.
"My goal is to encourage people to try new and different foods,
demystify them, and help our New Jersey farmers sell the delicious produce
they've worked so hard to grow."
Upcoming dates and topics include:
- Night Moves: Tomatoes, Eggplant,
Peppers and other Nightshades
- Kale: Still Hip, But Check out Its
- Take Your Parsnip by the Hand: A Revue
of Apples, Pumpkins and other Stars of Summer and Fall's Mixed-Weather Square
- Underground Movements: Roots, Tubers,
and Colder Weather Edibles
Be sure to look for the Vegging Out Stand on these dates!