RIPE is sure to be drool worthy

A peek at the menu for Thursday's RIPE event has us drooling.

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The menu:

> Roasted Chilliwack corn with chive creme fraiche
> Overnight braised beef shortrib, sweet & spicy, stonefruit chutney
> Pickled beetroot, gratin of alpindon cheese

Smoked sablefish, pickled shallot & fava bean relish
> Cherry tomatoes stuffed with fresh goat cheese and thyme
> Herb cured salmon with slow roasted peppers
> Sunchokes
> Roasted peach shortbread

… Are you on your knees yet? And that ain’t the half of it!

This Thursday, October 1, 2009, taste the fruits of our region at RIPE: The 1st annual evening of local food and libations, presented by Vancouver Farmers Markets.

The fundraising event will feature an incredible spread of mouth-watering concoctions made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, accompanied by local beer and wine, various speakers and music by Fiddlestix and Grist to the Mill.

The goal is to raise enough cash to support initiatives by the Vancouver Farmers Market such as the Farmers Nest Egg Fund, which supports vendor-farmers and the network of local farmers who make Vancouver Farmers Markets so successful, and the New City Market, a state-of the-art, sustainable, LEED-certified, multi-function venue to house a winter/year-round farmers market and resource facility.

Read more about the event here.

Click the poster below to reach the RIPE blog.

RIPE Vancouver Farmers Market