The fall season is underway, but colder weather doesn't have to put an end to eating local produce. In anticipation of National Food Day, on Monday, October 24th, Macon Roots brought local chefs to the Mulberry Street Market to show off some healthy seasonal dishes.
Local chef, Reid Harrison, prepared a fall salad that heats up the taste buds.
"It's got a little kick," says Mercer student, Mitchell Wade.
Harrison got his inspiration for this recipe right from the farm.
"Most of it is seasonal, just being inspired by the variety of the season."
The market is inspiring shoppers to keep their baskets full of fruits and veggies that are fresh in the fall.
"Use what's readily available, instead of going to the store, instead of buying things that are shipped in," says Chef Shari Morgan, The Saucy Shallot.
A trip to the market is encouraging shoppers to adapt their meal plans to the changing of the season.
"All these folks are out here looking for ways to use this fresh local produce," says Mark Vanderhoek, Macon Roots.
The Mulberry Street Market is going to continue throughout the winter months. It's every Wednesday in downtown Macon from 4-7pm.
For more information on National Food Day events hosted by Macon Roots click here.