Learn How Versatile Watermelon Can Be at the Final Holland Farmers Market Chef Series This Saturday

The final Chef Series of the summer will be held this Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 am at the Holland Farmers Market. Jen Plaggemars, executive chef and owner behind Chef Jen LLC will be sharing ideas cooking with her favorite fruit…watermelon! Plaggemars will demonstrate just how versatile this popular summer fruit can be by incorporating it into both savory and sweet dishes. The Chef Series is proudly sponsored by Higher Health Chiropractic with in-kind support from Visser Farms.

Plaggemars graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in dietetics and health promotion. She then pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a chef by studying culinary arts at Kendall College in downtown Chicago. After graduation, she worked as the head chef of a
vegetarian catering company where she was able to develop hundreds of healthy recipes based on seasonal fruits and vegetables. From there, she took a job at Hy-Vee, a Midwest grocery store chain, as their head chef and dietitian. Through this job she was able to share her dietitian and
culinary expertise through nutrition counseling, cooking classes and community events. Since moving back home to West Michigan, she has been working as a personal chef, caterer and culinary instructor through Chef Jen LLC.

Each week during the Chef Series at the Holland Farmers Market, a talented local chef, caterer or Market vendor demonstrates how to prepare an easy, healthy and delicious meal using fresh Market ingredients. The Chef Series is held at 10:00 am every Saturday through August 31 and is
free to attend. Recipes are available at the demonstration and will also be posted online at the week following the demonstration.

About Higher Health Chiropractic:

Led by Dr. Andrew White, the team at Higher Health Chiropractic is driven by faith, proven by results and dedicated to creating an extraordinary experience for their youngest chiropractic patients. Higher Health Chiropractic is a neurologically based practice utilizing state of the art technology and FDA approved adjusting tools to help patients of all ages achieve their health goals. Visit them online at or call 616.294.8376 to make an appointment today.

About the Holland Farmers Market:

The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. The Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm from May 15 through December 21, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers Market brings together over 100 local farmers and vendors, food trucks, street performers and special events. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an ATM onsite. Visit Market staff inside the front lobby of the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH and Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home!