Will the wet weather stay away long enough to let everybody gather at Couch Park, across from the Skirvin, to buy fresh fruits and vegetables? Let’s take our best shot today for what will hopefully be a successful relaunch of the OSU-OKC Downtown Farmers Market.
Here’s the info:
The OSU-OKC Downtown Farmers’ Market continues every Wednesday through the summer and Skirvin Hilton Executive Chef Andrew Black will be a special guest each week preparing dishes with the Oklahoma grown produce and other items.
From apples and asparagus to peaches and peanuts to turnips and tomatoes, Black and his staff will use produce, meat, herbs and other products from the Farmers’ Market in special dishes prepared for the Skirvin’s Park Avenue Grill. The specials will appear on the restaurant’s menu the following Monday through Friday.
“Most people don’t realize the terrific variety of produce and other items that are made and grown in Oklahoma and will be available fresh at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. They will add a very special touch to what we prepare at the Skirvin.” Chef Black said. “We are excited and pleased to be partnering with OSU-OKC for this year’s market. I am also looking forward to meeting the Oklahoma growers and customers who participate,” he said.
The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be held each Wednesday through September from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Couch Park, on Couch Dr. between Leadership Square and the Skirvin Hilton. Chef Black will be visiting a number of the vendors and farmers each week on their farms and then selecting the items at the market on Wednesdays