Greens Cook-Off and Green Tomato Festival October 13

Our Kitchen Table and the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market are gearing up for the annual Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival to be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday October 13 at the Gerald R Ford Middle School farmers’ market location.

Do you have a prized green tomato recipe? Here’s your chance to win a prize with it. Do you have a secret family recipe for collards or some other greens? Come and show it off. You don’t have to register ahead of time. Simply bring your dish to the designated table at the farmers’ market by noon and OKT will register you on site.

At 1 p.m., our local celebrity judges will taste and evaluate the dishes for taste, texture, nutritional content, presentation and wow factor. Winners will be notified the following week. Prizes will be awarded for first place, second place and honorable mention at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market on Saturday October 20.

As part of the event, OKT will be handing out free greens and green tomato recipe cards featuring dishes by Grand Rapids’ own chef, Nancy Rutledge, and internationally famous chef and author—and special friend of our market—Bryant Terry.