On Saturday, October 27 2012, the Napa Local Food Forum and Local Food Advisory Council present “Eat Real” at the downtown Napa Farmer’s Market, focusing on affordable, healthy meals for families. According to Karen Shuppert of Cooking 4 Seasons, President of the Napa Farmer’s Market and Committee Chair for Food Day, “This year we are taking back the fast food ‘value meal’ by challenging local chefs to create meals which cost $5.00 or less using local ingredients. People can watch the chefs prepare ‘Real Value Meals’ and take home the recipe cards to create nutritious meals that taste great. The goal is to educate the local community on how to eat healthy by preparing fresh meals using local, organic products. Napa Valley has such an abundance of agriculture; it makes it very easy to prepare fresh, health meals in no time.”
The event takes place at the last Farmers Market of the season during regular hours in the Oxbow parking lot at 500 First Street, Napa, California. The Market is open from 7:30 AM until 12:00 P.M.
Food Day Demonstrations will include cooking demonstrations every half hour from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Free recipe cards will be available. Local food education and children’s activities will take place beginning at 10:00 AM. Admission is free and no advance registration is required, however, arriving early to secure parking is recommended as this event is highly popular.