Margie Mansure, a registered dietitian and Watauga's Family & Consumer Science Agent, gave a cooking demonstration to over 20 members of the Appalachian State University Women's club. Using ingredients purchased over the weekend at the Watauga County Farmers Market, Margie demonstrated preparation of tasty local dishes using kale, squash, and pasta from local producers. She also had several varieties of locally grown apples on hand for sampling. Margie is a leader in the county's local food movement as an active board member with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and the High Country Slow Food movement. She recently purchased new cooking equipment for demonstrations with funds provided through a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the NC Department of Agriculture.