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Food bites: Learn, taste and shop

KANNAPOLIS  — The Kannapolis Farmers Market will have a special guest at its June 15 market.

Toi Degree, family and consumer education agent with the Rowan Cooperative Extension Office, will be at the market demonstrating ideas for using your in-season produce that is available for purchase at the market.

Degree is a regular contributor to the Salisbury Post and provides food and nutrition-related education throughout Rowan County.

She has great recipes for how to make the most of your purchase including a great salsa.

The Kannapolis Farmers Market is held on Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance Avenue and Dale Earnhardt Boulevard.

New and returning vendors offer a variety of fresh, local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, jams, sauces, chicken salad and crafts.

For customers’ convenience, the market accepts credit cards, WIC, and SNAP/EBT.

Taste of Vegan

Are you interested in juicing?

Learn about the health benefits of juice. Free samples, recipes and hands-on training.

The menu includes The Elixer, Morning Magic and Happy Heart.

The class will be June 19, 6-7 p.m. at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA.

Sign up at the front desk or call 704-401-8158 to reserve a seat. Space is limited.

Salisbury-Rowan Farmer’s Market

For folks who still don’t know where or when the Salisbury-Rowan Farmer’s Market is, it is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. -noon, in the former Wrenn House parking lot, at the corner of South Jackson and West Fisher streets, across from Rowan Public Library.

The market had its first fresh corn this weekend. Other summer favorites now making an appearance: tomatoes, cantaloupes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, eggplant, some lettuce, bok choi, cabbage, radishes, green beans in all colors, shapes and sizes, onions, some herbs, baked goods, from breads to pies, fresh eggs, local pork, beef and chicken, jellies.

Non-food items include birdhouses, sweet potato jewelry, contemporary jewelry, some crafts, soap, lotion and bath bombs and more.

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