We have been at the Saturday Columbia Farmers' Market for two busy weeks now, and we're told attendance is up so far this year--a good omen for hard-working farmers and for the community, as its members discover the pleasures of fresh, local food.
One of the biggest special market events of the season occurs tomorrow (Sat., April 18) as the Columbia Area Career Center's Culinary Arts Program hosts one of its omelet making fundraisers. Money raised will help send SkillsUSA Missouri State Champions Jacob Knerr (Baking) and Jerry Jo (Culinary) to the National Contest in Louisville, KY in June.
If you miss tomorrow's fundraiser, there will be a second round of omelet making on Sunday at the North Village Farmers and Artisans Market behind the Wabash bus station.
Goatsbeard Farm is proud to be providing the cheese used in the omelets; Stanton Brothers is providing the eggs. Many other ingredients have been sourced at the Farmers' Market. Omelets are prepared on site by Culinary Arts students, and we can say from personal experience---they are DELICIOUS!!!