Friday, May 25, 2007

The Smithsonian exhibit opens in Chelsea with Market Faire

Chelsea, Michigan - The whole city of Chelsea should feel extremely proud to have this major event kick off here in our town. "Key Ingredients is a Smithsonian exhibit depicting our national food culture. Michigan Foodways is a Michigan State University Museum exhibit exploring our state's food story by examining our rich agriculture, our diverse ethnic cuisines, and our special culinary traditions." [Source:]

Here is a quick summary of Saturday's Market Fair, which is the opening day for the Key Ingredients Tour:
From an email from Shawn Personke, event coordinator at McKune Memorial Library:
The McKune Memorial Library welcomes the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit Key Ingredients: America by Food this Saturday, May 26, with Market Faire Festival! From 10 am to 3 pm – on the library lawn, rain or shine – you can enjoy:
  • Taste of Michigan – vendors from all over the state are bringing samples and wares
  • The Chef’s Tent – Fabulous chefs, like Nick Seccia from The Henry Ford, will be presenting live demonstrations. Plus, Zingerman’s Creamery, Sandhill Cranes Vineyard, and Eve the Restaurant!
  • Waterloo Farm Museum re-enactments
  • Scooples Hot Dogs
  • Children’s Tent and Baby Animal Park
  • Exhibits to explore!
  • And much, much more!
It’s fun for everyone, come on down to the library this weekend!

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P.S. I love how the MichiganFoodways website features photos of Chelsea right on their front page! You'll see the library, the Chelsea Market and a display case of baked goods that very well may be at ZouZou's. :)


Mazenbloo said...

There is also some more pictures on this page too! :)

Leslie said...

Thanks, those are great! It's so fun to have our little town in the limelight for something as prestigious as a Smithsonian Exhibit.