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Calling all chili aficionados!  The fourth annual White Rock Local Market Chili Showdown will take place Saturday, October 18th at Lakeside Baptist Church (9150 Garland Road).  Up to twenty teams will provide samples for a public tasting from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Celebrity guests including Alice Laussade, Queen of Meat Fight; Chef Sharon Hage of Farm to Fork Consulting and Nancy Black, editor of White Rock Lake Weekly will judge the competition and decide winners within the categories of Vegetarian, Spicy, Traditional and Wild Card.

Proceeds from this event will benefit programs offered by WRLM including Love Your Farmer volunteer days, Sprouting Healthy Kids - a hands-on gardening and nutrition after school program, and White Rock Local Garden.

Entry fee is $25 per team.  Deadline for registration is October 15 and participation is limited.  To register, go to  or pick-up at the information desk at White Rock Local Markets.   Tasting tickets for $5 can be purchased in advance at WRLM Information Desk or day of the event.  Space is limited – first come, first served.


 A vibrant celebration of community and neighborhood, WRLM strengthens the local food economy and creates awareness of the social, environmental, and health benefits of eating local foods.  Artisans, farmers and ranchers are located within 150 miles.    WRLM incubates small businesses and provides crucial support to small farmers.  WRLM hosts a community garden as well as workshops and field trips for kids and adults. 

White Rock Local Market is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization sustained by contributions and memberships.  Individual memberships for 2013, from Seeds ($25) to Beyond Organic ($1,000) and everywhere in between are on-sale now at  Membership benefits vary.

White Rock Local Market is open from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through December 8.  The first and third Saturdays of the month markets will be located at Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Road.  Markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Green Spot are located at 702 North Buckner Boulevard.  For more information, event calendar, vendor listings and memberships go to

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