New Vendors, Produce and Chef Cooking Demonstration During Fourth Saturday of The Farmers Market at Imperial

Saturday, October 22 marks the fourth Saturday of the wildly popular Farmers Market at Imperial where thousands of visitors will shop new vendor booths stocked with produce, enjoy a cooking demonstration from French chef Frédéric Perrier of Aura Restaurant and listen to live music by Pete Simple.

“The popularity of the Farmers Market at Imperial continues to grow with additional farmers and specialty food vendors signing up daily,” said Keri Schmidt, president of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.

Vendors who participated during the Market’s first Saturdays have re-stocked their booths with extra produce to keep up with demand, Schmidt adds.

Besides great shopping, Chef Perrier, who trained under French legends Paul Bocuse and Georges Blanc, will host two cooking demonstrations highlighting innovative American cuisine with a French twist at 10 a.m. and again at noon.

At 10: 30 a.m., artist Allison Merriweather will unveil The Grand Wine & Food Affair’s 2012 commemorative painting, “The Girl with the Cupcake Tattoo.” This is the ninth painting in a series that has served as a symbol of The Grand Wine & Food Affair since its inception in 2004.

A KidZone, Hula Hoops and Bubbles will keep younger kids entertained while parents shop for selections of fresh, locally grown produce, specialty foods and one-of-a-kind shopping finds.

Located under a massive, covered pavilion at Highway 90 and Ulrich Street in front of the Imperial Sugar silos and historic Char House, the Farmers Market at Imperial will be held rain-or-shine Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm through December 10.

Imperial Sugar Land’s park-like setting, with picnic tables under sprawling oak trees, allows visitors to enjoy their locally grown food purchases while gathering with friends neighbors. Enjoy on-site, read-to-eat items from Berryhill, Grande Tamales, Udipi Café Sugar Land, Pork Side BBQ and Grill, Teresitas Café and Keba Hut. Plus, free, on-site parking provides easy access to the market.

Stay up to date as new vendors are added by visiting www.ImperialSugarLand.com/FarmersMarket.

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