NEW OPENING DAY: The Food Park opens June 27
The highly anticipated North Columbia Community Farmer’s Market will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 27. The market, located at the corner of North Main and Newman streets, will feature free popcorn, samples of healthy foods, cooking demonstrations and fun for everyone. The market’s regular hours will be Thursdays, opening at 5 p.m.
The Tasty Tomato festival is Saturday, July 20, at City Roots urban farm in Rosewood. This is a celebration of all things tomato. Tickets are $5 in advance. Details: tastytomatofestival.com
Inaugural Savannah Food & Wine Festival is Nov. 11-17. This first-time event will feature wine dinners at area restaurants, a celebrity chef tour, wine strolls and more. Special guest is Rob Mondavi Jr., of Mondavi Family Estate in Napa. California. See www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com for information, tickets go on sale July 1.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Today, wild salmon; Saturday, wine tasting; June 25 and 28, steak au poivre. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com