White Rock Local Market in East Dallas Needs Chefs for Chili Cookoff

Here come da judge. Brian Luscher, BYOChalk. (Photography by Kevin Marple)"

White Rock Local Market at Green Spot Market and Fuels kicks off its fourth season of markets on Saturday March 24 (8AM 1PM). White Rock Local Market is a non-profit 501(c)(3), independent farmers market offering a venue for local farmers, ranchers and artisans to bring what they grow or make and sell directly to the East Dallas neighborhood.

To get things rolling, they are hosting a chili cookoff on Saturday. So far judges for the contest include Jeffery Hobbs (Sissy’s, Suze), Graham Dodds (Central 214), and Brian Luscher (The Grape). Winners take home vintage trophies and gift certificates for market products.

Jump for the market’s awesome vendor list and how to sign up for the cookoff.

To sign up for the Chili Cookoff, click this link.

WRLM’s Spring 2012 Chili Cook-off will help WRLM launch its first ever membership program that allows customers to support WRLM. Member benefits range from discounts at area businesses, to a custom-shopping tote designed by Dallas’ Banner Theory, to exclusive WRLM workshops and farm tours – and more!

Food vendors at this market: organic growers Farmer Jones Plants and Produce, Texas Worm Ranch and Good Earth Organics are back, as well as Kitchen Pride Mushrooms. Later in the spring, we will be joined by Rae Lilli Farm, Sachse Heritage Farms, Larken Farms and Lightsey Farms. Juha Ranch returns with grass fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork and eggs; Homestead Heritage will be there with their wide variety of meats and cheeses. Eagle Mountain Cheese, Grapevine Grains, The Tamale Company, Lucido’s Pasta, and Texas Olive Ranch.  Empire Baking and Village Baking Company will be there, along with Tough Cookie Vegan Bakery and newcomers The Bread Crumb and EMA Baking. Corked in Texas will bring wines from Lone Oak Winery in Burleson, including the 2010 Texas Viognier, which won double gold at the prestigious San Francisco Wine Competition last month. And more…

The event is free. See http://www.whiterocklocalmarket.com for more information or call 214-797-4989. For a complete list of vendors go here: http://www.whiterocklocalmarket.com/vendors.html

White Rock Local Market is a non-profit 501(c)(3), independent farmers market, a public space offering a venue for local farmers, ranchers and artisans to bring what they grow or make and sell directly to the East Dallas neighborhood.  The mission is to strengthen the community by creating a meeting place for residents to buy fresh, local and healthy foods, and quality arts and crafts.  WRLM happens twice a month (from March through December) – the second and fourth Saturday – at The Green Spot Market and Fuels, 702 N. Buckner Blvd. The second Saturday includes all vendors – food and crafts.  The fourth Saturday is just for farmers, growers and artisan foods. See http://www.whiterocklocalmarket.com for more information.

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