4th Annual Iron Chef Competition!

2014 People’s Market Iron Chef Competition
Wednesday, September 17th
Base of Snow King
4-7pm

Jackson, WY - Get ready to watch local chefs duke it out at the 4th annual People’s Market Iron Chef competition. The dueling knife trophy is up for grabs once again and the team to beat is the Snake River Grill as they hold the title.

The Iron Chef competition will be held during the last Jackson Hole People’s market of the year on Wednesday, September 17th at the base of Snow King. In addition to the competition, there will be beer from Snake River Brewing, Thai Me Up, and Roadhouse as well as lots of local produce and art for sale.

The competition will start at 4:30 with the contestants being staggered at 10 minute intervals. Each chef will have one hour to complete their dish showcasing three mystery ingredients sourced from market vendors. The dishes will rated by a panel of four judges and the winner will take home the welded knife trophy.

Head chefs this year include Kyle Nicholson from Snake River Grill, Rich Hammons from Sudachi and Nate Fischer from the Couloir.

There will be plates auctioned off during the event of which all proceeds help support the People’s Market.

What better way to go out and support local food, producers, artisans, and brewers, than at the Iron Chef Competition at the last Jackson Hole People’s Market of the summer!

Sponsors of the People’s Market include:  J Singleton Financial, Snake River Grill, Snow King Mountain, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Hoff’s Bikesmith, Lost Creek Ranch & Spa, Mountain Khakis, Roadhouse Brewing, Snake River Brewing, Melvin Brewing, Teton Liquor Store, St. Johns, Pinky G’s, Jackson Hole News & Guide and Revolution Indoor Cycling.

The Jackson Hole People’s Market is a program of Slow Food in the Tetons.

For any questions or to set up an interview please contact Chris Hogberg at 253-229-7606 or marketing@jhpeoplesmarket.org

 

Top Gun – Wed, 9/3

As many folks know by now the People’s Market cannot control the weather (yet). And our Bike-In Movies got a bit of a shuffle, so here’s the scoop: Top Gun is playing tomorrow, and Dumb & Dumber will be on Wednesday 9/10. Remember, our most up to date info can be found on our Facebook page. See you at Top Gun!

7 Reason to NOT Go to the People’s Market

The Jackson Hole People’s Market seems like a great way to spend a Wednesday night. Local food, beer on tap and live music. After doing very little research we have found that the People’s Market is, in fact, not fun at all. Here is why.

Reason # 1 – Local beer only
IMG_2736It seems crazy that in this day in age people are still drinking good beer. The fact that you can’t fill up your mug with a Bud Light on the rocks is barbaric.

Reason # 2 – All the food is fresh

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Last I checked there were no astronauts coming back to earth just to get fresh food. As the number one perk to being in space is the food it would follow logic that, given the choice, we should be eating freeze dried ice cream sandwiches every day. There are no freeze dried ice cream space sandwiches at the People’s Market. Bull$#!&.

Reason # 3 – Too many bikers

Jackson is seeing all time traffic congestion highs as you read this. And “locals” that are “biking” to the “farmers market with a happy hour” are clogging our lungs with clean air and giving us less traffic to yell at during rush hour. Remember, you’re not in traffic – you are traffic. And nobody likes a quitter.

Reason # 4 – Bike-in movies are free

IMG_2897Speaking of biking – the movie watching experience should revolve around spending $30 on a ticket, popcorn and a soda. Here you hang out on you own favorite blanket, and drink stupid local craft beer (see above).  Disgusting.

Reason # 5 – You have to meet your farmer

IMG_2974 Not sure about you but we enjoy a healthy disconnect in our food supply. At the People’s Market you actually have to see the super rad farmer behind the food you eat. They were probably playing in dirt all morning too. Yuck!

Reason # 6 – The market supports the local economy

When you purchase something at the market, that means a local farmer or vendor can go sailing in Mexico for a vacation or even worse - send their children to college to drink beer and chase (wo)men. If you’re like us, and want all of the dollars to go OUT of the Jackson area, go to “Shmar-shmucks” instead of the Market and send your dollars to Seattle. Don’t forget to leave your reusable coffee mug at home either.

Reason # 7 – The live music is loud

IMG_2064 It is a scientific fact that live music is louder than no music. You can’t argue science.

 

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There you have it.  The worst event in Jackson, every Wednesday 4-7 all summer long. And we’ll see you there ;-)

A Note from the People’s Market Founder

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When I first started the People’s Market in 2010 one of our lovely local farmers told me after a slow day at the Market, that it would take four years for the market to gain traction.

Jed, you were right! Last year was our fourth year and the People’s Market turned the corner. With our success last year I have decided that it is time to pass the baton to a new energetic group to run the Market. I have full confidence that this group will not only run the Market well, but that they will be able to take it to the next level. We have strived from the beginning to be a vendor run market and I’m excited to have two of our vendors as part of this group.

My Wife, Sara and I will be trading the Tetons for the Cascades this summer. We want to thank all of the vendors, volunteers and locals that have made the People’s Market into the community hang-out spot on Wednesday nights. We had so much fun spending time with all of you week after week. We will be thinking of you this summer as we turn our heads towards the East every Wednesday night.

We will be having a farewell party at The Bird Monday June 16th at 6:30pm.

Love – Steve & Sara