Seafood Throwdown at this week’s Cape Ann Farmers Market with a Backyard Growers cooking workshop!

Join us for an epic 2016 Seafood Throwdown to celebrate Cape Ann Farmers Market’s 10th Anniversary!

Cape Ann Farmers Market, North Atlantic Marine Alliance, Backyard Growers, Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, and the City of Gloucester are partnering to highlight Cape Ann’s local farming and fishing community.

During the Throwdown from 4-5:30, two local chefs – one team from Passports plus a mystery second team – will compete in a cooking competition inspired by local seafood using the farmers market as their pantry. While they cook, Backyard Growers will lead two short cooking demonstrations designed to help home gardeners find fun ways to use the healthy food they’re growing in their own backyards – and get their kids involved in the process!

After the throwdown, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and founder of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association Angela Sanfilippo will lead their own fun demonstration of how to cook whiting, a local underutilized fish, at home in your own kitchen.

Come by Stage Fort Park this Thursday and pick up some cooking tips with your locally grown vegetables and locally caught fish!

Check out the event on Facebook!