Main Street Farmers’ Market
Celebrates Ogeechee Tech Day
Dr. Dawn H. Cartee and Chef Tony Pisacano
Saturday, May 1, was Ogeechee Technical College day at the Main Street Farmers’ Market in Statesboro. OTC President, Dr. Dawn Cartee and husband Jamey, were honorary Market managers for the day, and Ogeechee Tech employees and students participated in the activities of the Market. Several Health Science programs had representatives present to check blood pressures and to promote wellness, including a display which illustrated the amount of fat in several popular snack foods. Agribusiness, and Wildlife and Plantation Management instructors were on hand to discuss their programs and Ogeechee Tech’s Donny Collins was the musical entertainment for the day.
The Market is held each Saturday from 9a.m. to 1p.m. from April to November in downtown Statesboro.
The highlight of the Market was a cooking demonstration by chefs from the OTC Culinary Arts program. Chefs Tony Pisacano and Bryan Richard were assisted by President Cartee in preparing dishes made with products available at the Market. In the picture above, Dr. Cartee takes pointers from Chef Tony on whipping cream to be used in a fresh trifle.
“The Farmers’ Market is a great event each Saturday here in Statesboro, and it offered a prefect venue for promoting several of our programs which are related to the mission of the Market, namely heath and wellness, wholesome foods, and sustainable agriculture,” stated Cartee. The chair of the Main Street Farmers’ Market, Debra Chester, stated, “Ogeechee Tech has supported our Market since its inception, and this is a great way to help the College showcase some of their programs while providing an educational and entertaining addition to our Market.”
Contact: Barry Turner
Executive Director for Public Relations
Phone: (912) 688-6958