We host a series of events throughout the season to showcase the wonderful producers and products available at the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market.
Seasonal events like Pancake Fest, Strawberry Fest and Corn Fest celebrate local produce as it comes into season, and give market-goers creative ways to utilize seasonal produce in their daily cooking.
Monthly Guest Chefs
Each month, we host a Guest Chef. Our talented chefs do an on-site cooking demonstration, and give out samples of their wares to showcase seasonal produce and give market-goers new ideas for preparing the delicious diversity of market products.
Iron Chef Challenge
Every September, we host our ever-popular Iron Chef Market Cook-Off Challenge, which brings together four local Chefs who are given identical baskets of market goods, and 1.5 hours to make a delicious meal using all of the items in the basket.
This year’s competition will be held on Sept. 13th.
At 10:30am, Chefs will be given 1.5 hours to create a seasonal dish on-site that will be sampled and rated by a panel of guest judges at 12pm. One local Chef will be crowned the 4th Annual Market Iron Chef by creating an innovative dish that showcases local products, uses everything in the basket & is of course, delicious.
Chefs include returning Champion Bonnie Kubica from BE Catering, Tyler from RARE Grillhouse and Tres Hombres Chef Kev McKenna. Judges Dean Pappas,Pete Dalliday & Catherine Hanrahan will have the challenging job of tasting and analyzing the deliciously local dishes created by our Chefs.
Upcoming Special Events
Guest chefs will be announced throughout the upcoming season.