UPDATE 8-6-2020Three Thumbs Up!

Kathy Michaels, this year’s Confluence Chef Challenge participant turned the basket of goodies from our garden into the most delicious and fresh Garden Tacos with Pico de Gallo! Kathy and her daughter Gwen concocted the dish and NATC staff gave it 3 enthusiastic thumbs up! Serving up chopped and sauteed veggies in a taco shell is brilliant and it would be just as delicious without meat. The Apple Gouda Sausage from Usinger’s Famous Sausage was the protein and Ojibwe Wild Rice was the starch.

Congratulations to Kathy and Gwen, our 2020 Confluence Top Chefs! For her efforts, Kathy received $25 gift certificate to Bountiful Beloit: Locally Grown Vegetables, the new local market in Beloit.

Who’s up for a cooking challenge? We’re going to pick one person at random to become the Confluence Chopped Chef. This person will receive a basket of produce from our Learning Gardens plus one secret ingredient. This Confluence Chef must take these ingredients home to make one or more dishes. Once you’ve received your basket, you have 3 days to complete your dish. NATC staff will taste the outcome. The person selected will receive $25 to spend at Bountiful Beloit: Locally Grown Vegetables / Verduras y Chiles Locales– the new local market in Beloit.

The Confluence Chef will need to take and share photos or videos of the cooking process.

Interested in fame and glory? Email your contact info to info@natureattheconfluence.com by Tuesday, July 28 to participate. One person will be selected at random on Wednesday, July 29 to be our Confluence Chopped Chef.

Let the chopping fun commence!