Public television chef Christy Rost will be in Minot Saturday preparing recipes from local foods at the North Prairie Farmers Market Statewide Festival in the parking lot of the City Auditorium. Her demonstrations will be at noon and 2 p.m. and are free to the public.
Rost is a public television chef and host of her own long-running cooking and lifestyle television series, "Just Like Home" that has expanded to audiences in Fargo and Des Moines, Iowa.
"As we all look at family life and healthy dietary habits, it's important to educate everyone, from children to adults, about the benefits of cooking and serving naturally good food. And the farm-to-table culture that's inherent in the North Prairie Farmers Market Group in Minot, North Dakota, Farmers Market & Beyond in West Fargo, and in farmers markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) all around the U.S. is the perfect place to start bringing this message home," Rost said.
Other events are planned during the North Prairie Farmers Market Festival which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All day there will be market vendors selling local produce, herbs, meats and cut flowers; the North Dakota Agriculture Department's mobile food processing trailer on display and a kid's tent with clowns and snacks.
The dunk tank to raise funds for food pantries will be from noon to 4 p.m.
Kate Pfenning, of Catherine's for Lamb, will talk about Community Supported Agriculture at 1 p.m. There will be a children's pedal tractor pull at 1 p.m. and yarn spinning demonstrations at 3 p.m.
For more information visit (www.northprairiefarmersmarket.com).