Aiken residents buying produce this weekend will have an opportunity to learn ways to cook up some tasty recipes at the Aiken County Farmers Market.

Local Chef Brandon Velie, owner of Juniper in Ridge Spring and South Carolina Chef Ambassador, will visit the Aiken County Farmers Market on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon to demonstrate a variety of ways to cook up locally grown produce.

Velie is one of four South Carolina Chef Ambassadors, and the program was created to partner tourism and agriculture to promote South Carolina as a culinary destination.

Residents are encouraged to come out and participate in the cooking demonstration, and samples will be given away.

The Aiken County Farmers Market is located at the corner of Richland Avenue and Williamsburg Street.

For more information about the Farmers Market, call 803-644-1902.

Juniper chef holding cooking demo at Farmers Market