Tanya Howard, Homestyle Gourmet Chef, wins first place!

Our own Tanya Howard won first place in the annual Apple Cook-off at the Medford Farmers Market.  I believe it was for some sort of delicious apple caramel blondie dish?  I bet if you ask her, she’ll give you the recipe!  And ask to see her cool first place prize…

October 15, 201
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Season Closed for 2014
See you Thursdays in June 2015!
Dear Friend of the Medford Farmers Market,
The 2014 season was a roaring success! Thank you! Here are two exciting highlights:
Your dedication to local food and community helped our vendors increase sales by over 5% from last year, which means you ate more healthy food and they are able to keep on producing! What a difference you made! Maybe you are the reason there are 60,000 people in Medford and no MacDonalds!
Thank you to our EBT users, in particular, who increased their use of our EBT matching program by over 10% this year. Woot woot! That is GREAT news!
And to our hard working, generous, and kind vendors: you make our world go round. Thank you!
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All of you who came for apple sampling, apple bobbing, apple baking, and apple love made Apple Fest better than ever this year, too. Congratulations to Tanya Howard for winning the Cook-Off and to all the other awesome entrants who made delicious apple goods for our esteemed judges to taste.
On a sad note, we say a fond farewell to two board members: Susan Fairchild and Heather Sauceda Hannon. Both were pivotal in making the Medford Farmers Market thrive. We look forward to seeing them at the market and will miss them dearly on the Board of Directors. Thank you Susan and Heather!
This winter you can look forward to a three-part film series we will host and occasional newsletters full of recipes and local food news.
Fruitfully yours and in thanks,
The Farmers Market Board

 Scenes from Apple Fest 2014
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From L-R: Judges Mayor McGlynn, Mike Durante, Cassandra Johnson, Anthony Petrelis, Marie Cassidy, Tamara Powell tasting goodies, with Mike Lambert of the Market Board cutting samples in foreground left.
Tanya Howard First Prize
Susan Fairchild presenting Tanya Howard with her First Prize for the Apple Cook Off.



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