Festival showcases fresh food

November 2, 2015

HCC Nutrition students shared healthy recipes for the Farmers Market Festival.Cooks prepare samples for visitors at the Farmers Market Festival.

HCC's kitchens are typically quiet on Sundays, but the Culinary Arts lab and the adjoining Picknelly Dining Room were crowded with cooks and assorted guests yesterday for HCC's First Farmers Market Festival.

HCC‬'s Culinary Arts program hosted the festival, one of a series of food-related events that are part of HCC's "One Campus, One Theme -- Food" initiative.

Red Fire Farm supplied fresh produce‬. Professional ‪‎chefs‬, assisted by culinary students, prepared appetizer-sized samples for visitors from both the campus and surrounding communities.

HCC Music students provided live entertainment while Nutrition students shared healthy recipes and ‪‎Sustainablity‬ students demonstrated a solar-powered electric kettle.

"It was awesome to see students from many disciplines showcasing what they can do and learn here at Holyoke Community College," said Culinary Arts professor Warren Leigh, who organized the event.

Click here to see more photos from Sunday's event.

The next event on the "One Campus, One Theme -- Food" calendar is a Columbian Exchange Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19.

PHOTOS: (Left) HCC Nutrition students shared healthy recipes for the Farmers Market Festival. (Right) Cooks prepare samples for visitors at the Farmers Market Festival. (Thumbnail)  HCC Culinary Arts students at the Farmers Market Festival, part of the "One Campus, One Theme -- Food" initiative at HCC. 

 
 

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