Southern Belly BBQ is teaming with Harvest Hope Food Bank in its first BBQ Cook-Off and Food Drive. Stop by The Southern Belly 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, as local BBQ’ers fire up their smokers and compete for backyard bragging rights. Entry to the event is free (no ticket required), but bring canned goods, breakfast cereal or personal care items like shampoo and soap for donation. Southern Belly also is looking for amateur BBQ cooks to participate in the cook-off. Look for the “Contact The Organizer” eventbrite.com’s page for the cook-off.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, fillet of pork Oskar style (crabmeat, bernaise, asparagus); July 22, 25, tuna Nicoise; July 29, Aug. 1, 1-pound boneless pork chop, bistro style; Aug. 4 and 8, fillet of beef Rossini (foie gras and French black truffle). Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Friday, July 18, couples; July 21, test drive a Tec Grill; July 22, Wild Women; July 23, grilling with Chef Platt; July 25, couples; August 8, tapas. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
Irmo Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon, first and third Saturdays through September, Carlisle Street, Irmo, www.irmofarmersmarket.com
Kershaw County Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Nov. 16, 631 W. DeKalb St., Camden, www.kcfarmersmarket.org
Lexington Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 27, Lexington Square Park, 205 E. Main St.
Northeast Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, Lake Carolina’s Town Center
Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410 www.rosewoodmarket.com
Sandhills Farmers Market, 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 25 at Sandhill Research Center, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill
Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street www.sodacitysc.com
Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Field (Greene Street) www.sa.sc.edu/healthy%20carolina/farmersmarket