Wow! Number three already? We are so established.  And we’re very excited about the delicious fruits and vegetables appearing at our farmers markets each week — just this morning I spotted both snap peas and strawberries.  Hooray!  With the abundance of summer produce in mind, we’ve chosen a quirky and contemplative guide to cooking fresh vegetables.  We hope you’ll enjoy Farmer John as much as we do.

Feature Cookbook: Farmer John’s Cookbook:  The Real Dirt on Vegetables

real dirt on veg

Farmers Market Field Trip:  Wednesday, August 19th from 8:30am to 10:00 am. Attendance is optional, and each tour will run for about 30 minutes, so come anytime during this hour and a half.

Where: Boyne City Farmers Market, at the end of Water Street next to Sunset Park and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.  Click here for directions.

Dinner and Discussion:  Thursday, August 20th from 5:30pm (or as soon as you’re able to arrive) to 9:00pm (or as long as the wine holds out).

Where: Miriam Schulingkamp’s kitchen on Walloon Lake in Boyne City (directions available upon registration).

Cost & Registration: $20 per person — this cost covers the entire meal, dessert and libations. Space is limited, so please contact us today to reserve a spot. Farmer John’s Cookbook is available for purchase for $30 at McLean & Eakin, or by clicking hereWe would love for as many individuals as possible to spend some time becoming familiar with the cookbook in advance so that we are able to have lively discussion as we cook together from the book! To that end, we’re offering this special savings:  purchase your cookbook at the time of registrationfor only $45.

How to Register: As of June 20th, registration for this event is full.  However, you may add your name to our waiting list by stopping into the store or by calling us at 231-347-1180.

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