An in-depth knowledge of wine can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with today’s Groupon to Briggs Chaney-Greencastle Farmers’ Market in Silver Spring, Maryland. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get two tickets to the Briggs Chaney-Greencastle farmers’ market wine-and-food-tasting festival on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (up to a $30 value).
- For $28, you get four tickets to the Briggs Chaney-Greencastle farmers’ market wine-and-food-tasting festival on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (up to a $60 value).<p>
The Briggs Chaney-Greencastle farmers’ market unites its voluminous spread of locally sourced products—including produce, meats, and coffees—with area artisans, live tunes, and wine tastings that celebrate neighborhood vendors. The wine-tasting festival complements 24–30 of the state’s most celebrated vinos with an appetizing array of Southern and international comestibles, accompanied by local artwork and handmade jewelry available for purchase. Seize a complimentary tasting glass or spare flowerpot when sniffing, swirling, and dampening palates with wines from such vendors as St. Michaels Winery, Cygnus Wine Cellars, and Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Progenitors can eschew midday sitters by dropping off their little ones at Briggs’s kids’ tent, and each guest receives the chance to win a wine tour for eight, as well as a gift bag brimming with swag produced by the area’s most notable swagists.
Milk Lady Markets
Gigi Goin is the driving force behind the network of fresh produce markets and food festivals that live under the Milk Lady Markets umbrella. Born in Trinidad, Gigi grew up around an abundance of produce markets, farms, and home gardens. It instilled in her a lifelong appreciation for farmers and the need for consumers to be closely connected to food producers. And in 2010, her love of fresh, healthy food—Gigi was a vegan for 12 years and is now a pescetarian—spurred her to create Milk Lady Markets, which comprises multiple producer-only farmers' markets throughout Montgomery County. The organization also oversees festivals throughout the year, including the annual Strawberry Festival in late spring.