Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Elm City Market January 2015 Events and Tastings!

Elm City Market to Hold Tasting Events and Contest in January 2015

All are welcome to come and enjoy tasting events throughout the month, learn about healthy food options, and participate in a New Year, New You campaign

 Elm City Community Market, Inc., an employee-owned marketplace located in the heart of New Haven, Conn., today announced that it will be holding several tasting events throughout January. At these events, patrons are invited to enjoy various foods while learning about healthy food options. At the end of the month, from January 19-26, customers are encouraged to participate in Elm City Market’s “New Year, New You – Eat Healthy, Take a Selfie” contest to promote healthy eating.

“We’re excited to meet and interact with our customers and teach them about healthy food options this month,” said Elm City Market Outreach Coordinator Alexa Apotria. “We’re proud to start the New Year off healthy and can’t wait to get our customers involved, too.”

 The “Superfoods Add Purpose” Tasting Event will take place on January 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Elm City Market invites customers to enjoy tastings of local super food products, learn about super foods, and take home recipes to make healthy dishes at home. Patrons can also enter a raffle to win prizes and more.

A “This or That Tasting Event” will occur from 12-2:00 pm on January 24. All are welcome to come and make their way through tons of samples. At each table, participants will have an opportunity to vote for what they like better, this or that. Elm City Market will provide interesting health facts about every food that is sampled to show participants the healthiest options.

Cheese 101: Which Cheddar is Better?, will take place at 6:30 pm on January 28. Elm City Market will offer many different cheddar cheeses and will pair them uniquely with different tastes. All are welcome to come and talk and taste cheddar, the most widely purchased cheese in the world that is always made from cow’s milk.

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Elm City Market will also be the first stop in the Taste of New Haven's  “On 9 Tour” on January 24, which offers participants the chance to sample delicacies from eateries in and around the Ninth Square. At Elm City Market, participants will sample, smell and see local foods and produce. The tour begins at 3 pm and participants are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early.

From January 19 through January 26, customers are invited to participate in the Eat Healthy, Take a Selfie campaign by taking a selfie with their favorite healthy food in the market and posting it to Elm City Market’s Facebook wall and tagging themselves in the comments. At the end of the week, a winner will be chosen at random to receive a gift basket filled with fun, new, healthy products.

About Elm City Market
Elm City Market is an employee-owned, customer-centric marketplace located in the heart of New Haven, Conn. The market provides a large selection of fresh, sustainable and organic options, as well as day-to-day food staples and groceries, including meat and seafood, produce, bulk foods, baked goods, dairy, frozen foods, cheese, craft beers, vitamins & supplements, and body care.  The market employs over 75 full and part-time employees. Located at 777 Chapel Street, the store is open 7 days a week from Mon., through Sat., 8am to 9pm and Sun, 9am to 9pm.  Visit www.elmcitymarket.com or find the store on Facebook at ‘Elm City Market.’

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