Holland Farmers Market Chef Series
Learn How To Prepare Classic French Sauces at the Holland Farmers Market This Saturday
Holland, MI – This Saturday, June 29, at the Holland Farmers Market Chef Series, Executive Chef Ryan Boersema from Butch’s Dry Dock will demonstrate how to prepare a number of classic French sauces beginning at 10:00 am. After teaching the basic techniques behind each sauce, Boersema will offer a few simple variations for incorporating the sauces into a dishes that utilize fresh ingredients from the Market. The Chef Series is proudly sponsored by Higher Health Chiropractic with in-kind support from Visser Farms.
A native of Holland, Boersema worked his way up in local kitchens, developing a passion for quality produce and working with local farmers along the way. He then developed an interest in classic food preparation and fine dining during a stint at Crater National Park in Oregon. As the Executive Chef at Butch's Dry Dock, Boersema changes the menu four times a year to coincide with the changing of the seasons. Former Lead Cook at Resthaven and Sous Chef at CityVu Bistro, he has seen a wide range of cooking styles and brings this breadth of knowledge to the kitchen everyday.
Each week during the Chef Series at the Holland Farmers Market, a talented local chef, caterer or Market vendor demonstrates how to prepare an easy, healthy and delicious meal using fresh Market ingredients. The Chef Series is held at 10:00 am every Saturday through August 31 and is free to attend. Recipes are available at the demonstration and will also be posted online at www.hollandfarmersmarket.com the week following the demonstration.
Upcoming Chef Series Demonstrations
Do the Protein Flip!
Hope College Hospitality Services
Tom Hoover, Executive Chef at Hope College Hospitality Services, will demonstrate how to create more healthful and delicious versions of dishes by flipping traditional proteins like beef, chicken and pork for legumes, beans, tofu and other plant-based protein sources.
You’ll Be Jammin’
Jammin’ with Marguerite
Marguerite Riker, owner of Jammin’ with Marguerite and Holland Farmers Market vendor, will prepare a spicy drizzle, salad dressing and spread using her very own delicious jams. This isn’t your Granny’s traditional jam so watch out!
Farmers Market Brunch
Appledorn Living Centers
Join Justin Smith and Jamie Culver from Appledorn Living Centers as they showcase how to create a delicious Farmers Market Brunch that includes French omelets, Bowerman blueberry doughnut French Toast and fresh berries.
Summer Lettuce Wraps
Anthony Tenhoor, Alpenrose Restaurant’s new Executive Chef, will demonstrate savory summer lettuce wraps that use a variety of fresh produce and delectable ingredients right from the Holland Farmers Market!
Chris Gibble, CityFlatsHotel’s executive chef, will demonstrate how to make restaurant-style small plates at home incorporating fresh produce in unexpected, but delicious ways!
Greek to Go
Greek To Go’s Esther Koukios, a Holland Farmers Market vendor, will use fresh, seasonal vegetables like eggplant, green beans and tomatoes, and teach attendees how to turn them into traditional Greek dishes.
Raw, Grilled and Charred Salads
The Farmhouse Deli
Christine Ferris, owner and executive chef at The Farmhouse Deli, will demonstrate three mouth-watering summer salads that utilize the best of Michigan’s summer produce, including a watermelon salad, grilled peaches and charred green beans.
Seventy-Six Executive Chef Shelly Rash will prepare a variety of Spanish-inspired dishes in anticipation of their sister tapas restaurant, Poquito, opening in Downtown Holland this year!
Cooking with Watermelon
Chef Jen LLC
Cold watermelon is the fruit of choice for Jen Plaggemars, owner and chef behind Chef Jen LLC. Join her as she demonstrates how versatile this popular summer fruit can be as she uses it to prepare both savory and sweet dishes.
About Higher Health Chiropractic:
Led by Dr. Andrew White, the team at Higher Health Chiropractic is driven by faith, proven by
results and dedicated to creating an extraordinary experience for their youngest chiropractic
patients. Higher Health Chiropractic is a neurologically based practice utilizing state of the art
technology and FDA approved adjusting tools to help patients of all ages achieve their health
goals. Visit them online at www.gethigherhealth.com or call 616.294.8376 to make an appointment today.
About the Holland Farmers Market:
The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. The Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm from May 15 through December 21, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers Market brings together over 100 local farmers and vendors, food trucks, street performers and special events. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an ATM onsite. Visit Market staff inside the front lobby of the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH and Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home!