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Artisanal Food Festival This Weekend Downtown


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Artisanal Food Festival This Weekend Downtown

lil mikey | Oct 23, 2010 08:57 PM

Went by today, and it's like a farmers' market without the produce.

They have about 50 booths with interesting local and sustainable foods and products. There is a beekeeping booth that shows you how to make your own honey, a booth to show you how to build a raised vegetable bed (and will sell you the stuff to do it), as well as actual food booths.

I bought some fresh, thick-sliced bacon. They had just cured it, and had samples of the cooked Cajun bacon. It was delicious. I bought a package of the Cajun, and a package of the maple bacon.

And I bought a jar of onion and bacon preserves from the "Chicks with Knives" booth. It goes on anything from a cheese sandwich to a hamburger.

There was stone ground dark chocolate, and various pasta sauces and olive booths. Several cake and cupcake places, and a booth that made meat pies.

Cheeses, salsas, pickles, barbecue sauces, cotton candy, nuts, chocolate, trail mix.... There was a lot to see. The only thing I didn't see was a bread baker.

And they have demonstrations. While I was there, they were showing how to butcher a whole pig. I'm sorry to miss the pickling demonstration Sunday.

It runs through Sunday at the historic Cooper Building downtown. Tickets are $15 at the door, and bring more money as you'll want to buy a few things while you're there.

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