4th Annual Chili Challenge Set for Saturday, January 24th

at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

4th Annual Chili Challenge

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, will host its annual Chili Challenge on Saturday January 24, 2015, 8 am – 11:30 am in the market’s Harvest Cafe.

Teams will compete in the Chili Challenge for the winner’s title. Participating teams & their partners include:

Charles Sheppard of Sir Charles Gourmet Sauce (winner of 2014 Chili Challenge) – “Sir Charles Venison Chili”

Prepared by Master Sir Charles and Sous Chef, Queen Carmen using venison from Christy Gayle, Sir Charles Hot & Mild Gourmet Sauce, Sir Charles Gourmet Seasoning, and tomatoes from Mindenhill Farm

Massey Creek Farm with Savory Spice Shop – “No Beans, No Bull Chili”

Prepared by Garland McCollum using Massey Creek Farms: lard, pork butt, fresh Mexican Chorizo, and Root Down poblano peppers

Meadows Family Farm – “The Intimidator Chili”

Prepared by Jonathan Levens using Meadows Family Farm beef & sausage

The Next Supper – “Chiang Mai Fire Pot”, A Thai Vegetarian Chili

Prepared by Chefs John Jones & Kerry Thomas with a variety of local produce: sweet potatoes, garlic, red chilis, carrots, & tomatoes

Pine Trough Branch Farm – “Pine Trough Branch Farm House Chili”

Prepared by Worth & Hillary Kimmel using Pine Trough Branch: ground pork, ground lamb, cayenne peppers, & garlic

Rothchild’s Angus Beef Farm – “Super Quick Chili”

Prepared by Robert Roth using Rothchild’s pasture raised Angus beef

Six Gunn Farm- “Locked and Loaded, Six Gunn Chili”

Prepared by Stacy Gunn using Six Gunn Farm beef

Thyme Well Spent- “Thyme Well Spent Chili”

Prepared by Lynn Wells, Personal Chef Service, LLC and Chef Mary Lacklen using Meadows Family Farm beef brisket and Mindenhill Farm Pink Girl tomatoes

Weatherhand Farm – “Chicken Chorizo Chili”

Prepared by Steve & Heather Caldwell using Weatherhand Farm chicken

Chili Challenge is the market’s 2015 kick off fundraiser.  Held in January for the fourth straight year, the Chili Challenge invites customers to vote for their favorite chili, grab a recipe in preparation of the upcoming Super Bowl (or simply to fight off the cold winter months), and experience the vibrant winter market. It’s also a wonderful time to learn about and taste local, pasture raised meats that are produced within a hundred miles of the market.

Suggested $5.00 donation includes tasting of all nine chili dishes, cornbread side prepared by Feebert’s Bakery, and gourmet Grits Crackers by Market vendor, Pat Koegl.

Enjoy live music at the event provided by artist, Julian McCarthy, The Old Folkie.

Proceeds will benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market operates year round on Saturdays from 7 am to 12 pm and seasonally, (mid-April thru Dec) Wednesday 8 a.m. to 1 pm.

About the Market

The Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit.

GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.