Monday, June 23, 2014

Strawberry Fest and Cook-Off This Thursday, June 26

Indulge your greedy side this Thursday by gathering up pints and pints of local, vine-ripe, sweet strawberries at the Medford Farmers Market. Our produce vendors will of course be bringing lots of fresh, ripe, locally grown strawberries for you to feast on and bring home.

Last year's Strawberry Cook-off
Winner, Corinne, with her prize.
Oh, and are you a chef? Or are you perhaps just longing to try out a new recipe using sweet seasonal strawberries? Enter your creation in our Strawberry Cook-off! Last year we had 9 luscious entries, and the judges had a really hard time deciding which was "best". (Really they had trouble just sampling all the entries!) 

This year we are encouraging you to try out a recipe that uses strawberries in a savory dish; think salsa, chutney, soup, smoothie, get the idea.

To enter the Strawberry Cook-off, just email with your name (and what you are bringing, if you know).

Then whip up your creation, and bring it to Thursday's market before 5:30 pm, when judging will begin. Please bring a card that clearly lists all ingredients, and another that has your name and the name of the item you are making. Bring enough for the judges (typically three of them) and if you are feeling generous enough, for the hordes of kids (and adults) hoping for leftovers!

We look forward to seeing all the amazing, mouth-watering creations you and others will bring to the Cook-Off this year! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer's Fair: Circle the Square!

Summer officially begins this week, and the summer weather is definitely with us. Celebrate with us this Thursday afternoon in Medford Square!

This Thursday is 2014's first Circle the Square, so be sure to spend the afternoon and evening in the Square. Circle the Square (4-8 pm) is deservedly famous, attracting thousands of happy people who stroll, play, listen to local bands, eat, shop, and spend time enjoying friends and family. Check out the extensive schedule of CTS events here.

Remember to visit the Medford Farmers Market for fresh food produced locally (the Market is behind City Hall, 3-7 pm, as always) AND visit the famous food trucks that will join us: Bone Daddy Burgers (yum!) and, if we're very lucky, another very special food truck.

Medford is a very special community, welcoming art, diversity, and the local connections that make our city one of the new best places to live in Massachusetts. Be part of that specialness on Thursday!