Submission Deadline for Jamestown Community Cookbook is Oct. 5

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JAMESTOWN – Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play, together with the Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market and DJDC, is compiling recipes to include in the first-ever Jamestown Community Cookbook.

“Tell us how you use the fruits and vegetables you buy at the Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market by sharing your favorite recipe(s) with us,” said Kerry Mihalko with Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play. “We will compile a cookbook which will be printed and ready for use by November.”

Recipe submission forms are available online at www.discoverjamestown.com. Entries can be dropped off at the weekly farmers market during market hours or submitted by email to kmihalko1@stny.rr.com that includes your name, recipe name, phone number, ingredients, and directions. Entries must be submitted by Oct. 5. Everyone is encouraged to participate by submitting a recipe.

The market will remain open through Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The market features an array of fresh, locally grown produce and many other local products.

The market continues to bring local farms selling farm-fresh produce, fresh-frozen meats, cheese, eggs, goat milk fudge, homemade baked goods, and other specialty products. This week at the market patrons will find sweet corn, pumpkins, peppers, apple cider, kale, squash, tomatoes, raspberries, carrots, beets, cauliflower, beets, lettuce, potatoes, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, apples, grapes, pears, watermelon, and more.

Vendors accept WIC and senior farmers market coupons, cash, and check. EBT, credit, and debit cards are also accepted at the market information booth. For every $5.00 spent using EBT, recipients will receive a free $2.00 Fresh Connect coupon to purchase additional eligible products.

Reminisce with Rose will be this Friday’s entertainment from 12pm-1pm. Rose performs locally throughout the year at various anniversary and birthday parties, picnics, retirement homes, and special occasions. She is very interactive with the audience performing hits from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. To book Reminisce with Rose, contact Rose at 450-6359, as she is always looking for new shows to book.

Kids! Eat Local Challenge continues through the end of the market season. Three prizes will be awarded including 1st place receiving a 1 year membership to the Jamestown YMCA, kids cookbook and gardening kit; 2nd place will receive a kids gardening kit and soccer ball; and 3rd place will receive a kids cookbook and kick ball. Entry forms available online at www.discoverjamestown or at the weekly farmers market.

Kids! Eat Local Challenge is sponsored by the DJDC and Jamestown YMCA.

Free parking is available along West Third Street and in the parking lot on the corner of West Second and Washington Streets. Enter the parking lot via Foundry Alley where the market operates.

Fresh Connect bonus coupons are still available to those customers using EBT. For every $5.00 spent using EBT, the customer will receive a free $2.00 coupon to purchase additional produce.

For more information call DJDC at 664-2477 or visit www.discoverjamestown.com.