|Peter Robinson Market Director of Wellington Green Market, holding|
radishes in front of market's sponsor, Wellington, Fla.,
Copyright 2014 by Helen A Lockey
Robert Fong of Fong Farms, Wellington, will be contributing some of the 17 varieties of radish he grows. And Jeffrey Thomas, gardener to the Jacob's family in Wellington, will be growing all types of radish for the festival.
"This will be the first launch of a radish festival in Palm Beach County. We plan to have all different types of chefs making dishes with radishes. And Slow Foods will be here to talk about radishes. I even have a bread maker from my Lake Worth Market making radish bread," said Robinson with a smile.
He added that he is encouraging vendors to decorate their booths in red and have at least one item made with radishes.
"I want people to taste everything with radishes," Robinson said.
The Radish Festival will be held at the Saturday morning Wellington Green Market on February 15th.