The taste of home

. October 23, 2012.
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Take the family out to celebrate healthy local eating with the fifth annual HomeGrown Festival, at the Ann Arbor Farmers' Market Pavilion. The event showcases the area's enviable food system, with 12 area chefs preparing special sample dishes with fine ingredients from local farms. Taste what they've got to offer while watching demonstrations including cheesemaking and cake decorating, and check out some local music. This year, Project Grow Community Gardens is celebrating their 40th anniversary, and will be sampling over 50 varieties of their heirloom tomatoes. Other artisan vendors, including beer and wine makers, will be on hand as well, with plenty more to taste. There's plenty to see and plenty more to learn, with presentations and panel discussions. There are kid-friendly activities, too, so kids can learn that mass-produced is not the only way, and feel the joy of wholesome local cuisine.

Saturday, September 8, 6-10pm. 315 Detroit St. 734-904-5384. www.homegrownfestival.org