BEVERLY — The final days of the farmers market in Beverly will be highlighted by a visit from celebrity chef Graham Elliot and will conclude with a Halloween-themed festival.
Elliot, a Morgan Park resident, will be at the market from 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday to share cooking ideas using fresh the foods from vendors. The seasonal market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in the commuter lot on the southeast corner of 95th Street and Longwood Drive.
Chefs from the popular Beverly brewpub Horse Thief Hollow will also be on hand Sunday to offer tips alongside the judge from Fox's "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior," said Margot Burke Holland, executive director of the Beverly Area Planning Association.
The following week, the neighborhood group will supply face painters for the Halloween Fest planned at the farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon, Holland said.
Children are encouraged to come to the farmers market in costume on Oct. 25 for the family focused festival, said Erin Healy Ross, executive director of the 95th Street Beverly Hills Business Association.
The day's events will also include trick-or-treating, a parade at 11 a.m. and a costume contest at 11:30 a.m. with judging at noon. The fall festival will also feature pumpkin-carving demonstrations, music and games.
The farmers market in Beverly runs from Mother's Day to the last Sunday in October. The market features seasonal produce along with merchandise from artisans, baked goods, cheeses, organic meats, eggs and more.
In October, the market is stocked with apples, pumpkins, squash, root veggies, fruits and select produce. This is the first year that the business association has officially taken over the weekly market.
"We're excited in our plan to keep the momentum going and keep enhancing the market," Ross said.
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