1:35 PM EDT, August 11, 2012
It's a way to promote fresh, healthy, local produce while having a little bit of fun.
The Salem Farmers' Market is doing that with its 4th season of the Chef's Circle.
Every Saturday, a local cook shows people what they can create with some of the foods they can find at the market.
Organizers say farmers aren't just looking to help their customers, they're working to make a difference in the community.
"Any excess or blemished produce they have at the end of the market day, we collect that from them and we deliver to various food charities throughout the Roanoke Valley- the Salem Food Pantry, the Roanoke Rescue Mission and we also work with Hope Tree Family Services. So, as of today we've donated close to 1-thousand pounds to those 3-charities," says Salem Market Director Laura Reilly.
Saturday, a WDBJ7 Sunday morning "Weekend Diner" favorite- Chef Jeff Bland.
And, he didn't go it alone, our very own Meteorologist Jay Webb helped take the act on the road.
We're happy to report they didn't set off any fire alarms!
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