Knox County Tennessee

New Harvest Park Farmers Market to host Chili Cook-Off

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2017) – The New Harvest Park Farmers Market will host its inaugural Chili Cook-Off on Thursday, Oct. 19. Knox County Commission Chairman Randy Smith will ring the bell to kick off the family-friendly event.

The market, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public, will be held at the park located at 4775 New Harvest Lane.

“We are thrilled to invite the community to our Chili Cook-Off,” said Rebecca Saldivar, who oversees the market. “We have some great local chefs lined up to feature our farm vendors. This is a great way to try an array of different food from our farmers.”

The chefs will have free samples and folks are encouraged to vote for their favorite. The winner will receive the “Chili Cup!”

In addition, the market will feature plenty of local fall veggies, meats and much more.

Other activities to be announced on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/newharvestfm

The farmers market participates in the Fre$h Savings program, which works in conjunction with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Under it, participants who spend up to $20 per transaction at the market will get a matching amount in tokens to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.

For more information on the program visit: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/hunger/info-2015/fresh-savings-shop-smarter-eat-healthier.html.

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