Food & Drink

Take a tour or take a cooking class; food festival season is just beginning

Midlands area farmers markets offer locally grown foods and locally produced artisan items. Check out the market schedule in Cook’s Calendar.
Midlands area farmers markets offer locally grown foods and locally produced artisan items. Check out the market schedule in Cook’s Calendar. The State

Contests

Enter the Lexington County Peach Festival Annual Peachy Recipe Contest, to be held July 4 at the Gilbert Primary School Cafeteria, 520 Main St., Gilbert. This year the categories are (1) salads and main dishes and (2) desserts. See rules for entry and judging at www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com or call Mary Ellis, (803) 892-5207.

Special events

Today is National Grape Popsicle Day! OK, so it’s not as exciting as Hamburger Day (Thursday, May 28) or Mint Julep Day (Saturday, May 30), but the weather here is perfect for a frozen treat. Enjoy!


Krispy Kreme (limited edition) Southern Classics
Dining with Dogs is back at Solstice Kitchen and Mr Friendly’s! (803) 467-0171 Mr. Friendly’s,
Solstice
Shrimp, shrimp, shrimp! The Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce Shrimp Boil (803) 356-2151
Shrimp, Shaggin’ and Suds www.lcrac.com (803) 356-5111
Under the Table Supper Club, eventbrite.com
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival atlfoodandwinefestival.com
June Harvest Dinner eventbrite.com
Friends of James Beard Farm Dinner at Timberock (864) 232-7007 Timberock
Carolina Farm Stewards’ Upstate Farm Tour, carolinafarmstewards.org (919) 542-2402
Hamptons Southern Chef Series (803) 774-4400
Creek to Table Dinner at City Roots eventbrite.com
Artisan Confections www.theumstead.com
Rotary Club of the Vista’s Garden Party Facebook eventbrite.com
Hampton County Watermelon Festival www.hcmelonfest.org
Ridge Peach Festival, www.ridgepeachfestival.com
Love mac-n-cheese? You’ll love Mac Madness www.MacMadnessSC.com
Gaffney Peach Festival, scpeachfestival.net
The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival tastytomatofestival.com
Pageland Watermelon Festival, pagelandwatermelonfestival.com
SouthEast Crab Feast, www.SouthEastCrabFeast.com
Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours, www.twogalsfoodtours.com (803) 360-0578
Brew at the Zoo, www.riverbanks.org
A three-ring culinary circus: Asheville (NC) Wine & Food Festival ashevillewineandfood.com
Really love fish & seafood? Then you’ll enjoy AquaCurean, www.aquacurean.com
Euphoria Greenville euphoriagreenville.com
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com www.facebook.com/swananddolphin 1-800-227-1500
Carolina Farm Stewards Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference www.carolinafarmstewards.org
Wine Wednesdays at Craft And Draft. (803) 764-2575 www.craftanddraftbeer.com
Columbia Food Tours, www.columbiafoodtours.com
Columbia Brew Bus www.columbiabrewbus.com
Greenville Brew Tours greenvillebrewtours.com

Cooking classes

Learn to make sushi at SakiTumi. Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5-8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays between 5-5:30 p.m., couples and small groups can call and arrange classes in the art of making sushi. Pricing options include food and class or choose to include wine or hot sake. Call (803) 931-0700 after 2 p.m. for scheduling or information. SakiTumi is at 807 Gervais St.


Ballentine Community Center (803) 781-2031
Seven Oaks Park (803) 772-3336


Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. (803) 509-8111 www.charlestoncooks.com


Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute (803) 765-9999 fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com


Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: letscookculinary.com (803) 348-5874
Cocoa Lab at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte (704) 547-2244

Market News

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Farmers in the Forest, Forest Acres Farmers Market at Richland Mall in the parking lot along Beltline Boulevard. Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 28. Vendor applications can be found at farmersintheforest.org; follow on Facebook.


Blythewood Farmers Market, (843) 697-1733
302 Artisans at Senate’s End, www.facebook.com/302Artisans


Northeast Farmers Market, www.lakecarolina.com


Rosewood Market Farmers Market, www.rosewoodmarket.com


Irmo Farmers Market, www.irmofarmersmarket.com


Kershaw County Farmers Market, www.kcfarmersmarket.org


Lexington Farmers Market, www.lexsc.com


Soda City Market www.sodacitysc.com


Sandhills Farmers Market, www.clemson.edu


Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market,

Have an upcoming food event? Email details to food@thestate.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

For more listings, go to thestate.com.

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