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Farmers Market offers demo cooking

July 22, 2013
By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Elkins Farmers Market shoppers got a treat Saturday as West Virginia University Extension Service Families and Health Extension Agent Hannah Fincham demonstrated healthy ways to use fresh produce.

Fincham said she is happy to help others learn to use locally grown items.

"This is the second class we have offered this summer at the Farmers Market," Fincham said. "They are offered the third Saturday of the month. They are designed to show people how to use produce found at the local farmers market."

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Hannah Swecker Fincham, West Virginia University Extension Service families and health extension agent, demonstrates the use of fresh vegetables at the Elkins Farmers Market Saturday. (The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart)

Fincham said the classes hope to promote not only the market, but also healthy cooking. During the demonstration, Fincham used items available at the market and made pepper rice and marinated vegetable salad.

"There is a variety of produce offered locally," Fincham said. "Some people are coming each class to learn recipes and learn to eat healthier."

Fincham said the local WVU Extension Office offers classes in food preservation and safe food practices.

For more information, contact the extension office at 304-636-2455 or 304-457-3254, or send email to



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