Tastes of the Valley:
The idea of this meetup is for everyone to make a dish that features at least one item from our local farmers markets. Johanna came up with this idea and I think it's wonderful! This way we're not only getting to create something unique but we're supporting our local farmers. Don't forget there are also local vineyards, if you want to bring a wine, see if you can find a wine you like that is local to Roanoke/Floyd/Charlottesville..heck, VA in general! If you don't like VA wine, you can still bring others, just a thought!
If you need examples: You like corn? Buy from a local market/Farmer and make a corn pudding or corn salsa! Tomatoes? There's that salsa again or perhaps something that requires a marinara sauce! Fresh berries, make a cake/cupcake/ice cream, fruit salad..etc.. There are so many summer veggies out there, bring a wonder salad! But again, you NEVER have to stick totally with the theme..so if you want to bring a meat dish but don't know where to buy it locally..no worries! Bring what you want! There are always those non food items such as forks, plates, cups. Even drinks!
PLEASE NOTE: Johanna is in an apartment..we will be using her outside area for this meetup..there are steps and she is requesting to try to bring your own chair. I know I have 2 camping chairs, so I will bring an extra and I'm sure there are others that can bring extras as well! Looking forward to seeing everyone!