This coming week, August 3rd to 9th, is National Farmer’s Market week as declared by the US Secretary of Agriculture.
Unfortunately there is nothing particularly special occurring this week in Santa Fe – we have continuous Cook with the Chef events, but this has been happening since the beginning of the summer. I have contacted a few people to see if they have thought of anything additional, but with no response as of yet!
Regardless I do find it rather interesting that there is a government sanctioned “week” for celebrating locally grown food. It is a great way for people who may not know much about their local food sheds to learn. I encourage all of you to contact your newspapers and local publications, as well as your local farmer’s market associations, and make sure that the word gets out.