Chef to whip up 20-egg omelets at farmers market

PORT ANGELES — In the ongoing campaign to whet local appetites for local food, chef Dave Long will cook up a couple of 20-egg omelets today.

Long, owner of the Oven Spoonful cafe at 110 E. First St., is chef No. 1 in a series of lunchtime cooking demonstrations (and sampling sessions) at the Wednesday Port Angeles Farmers Market.

Under The Gateway pavilion at Front and Lincoln streets from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. , Long will whip up farm-fresh eggs and vegetables for what he calls Spanish-style, frittata-like omelets. He’ll dish up one or two of the enormous concoctions, depending on how many people gather around him. And, naturally, he’ll hand out free samples.

During the midweek market, 10 sellers of local produce, prepared foods and flowers gather at The Gateway from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., so Long, like the vendors, hopes to awaken people to the idea of coming downtown for lunch.

Among the market’s ready-made choices are tamales from Jose’s Famous Salsa, pot stickers from Okasan, and cookies, croissants and salads from Good to Go.

The cooking demonstrations are funded by a USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant of $79,408 that the Port Angeles organization got in 2010.

To find out more about shopping or selling at the market, visit FarmersMarketPortAngeles.com or phone 360-460-0361.

Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

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