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Bread and Butter
In this workshop, students will learn the basic skill of making a delicious, hearty loaf of bread.While the loaves are rising, we learn how to use the cream from local, raw milk to churn fresh butter.Enjoy the rewards of eating the bread hot out of the oven with a sweet pat of homemade butter.
Cooking in Season
In an age where many people rely on over-processed 'convenience foods' it can be difficult to start eating locally and cooking with fresh vegetables. Over the course of a series of classes, we will present a delicious and balanced meal using locally grown, seasonal vegetables.
A challenge that we all face in eating locally is the availability of fresh produce in our temperate climate. In this series of workshops, we will discuss the ways in which you can preserve the bounty of the growing season.As the season progresses, the group will learn how to can and freeze different fruits and vegetables.Additionally, we will present a workshop on the technique of lacto-fermentation, where we will make sauerkraut, pickles, and other fermented vegetables.
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Container Gardening It's true! There is more to constructing a prolific pot of plants than just sticking seeds in dirt. In our Container Gardening workshop, we discuss the most appropriate shapes, sizes, and media, of pots for specific growing purposes. We will learn to mix a nutritious potting soil using ingredients found on the farm, and we will discuss planting and maintenance of seeds and seedlings. In this class, participants will pot their own plant and take it home with them.
Food Processes v.s. Processed Foods In this lesson, students will learn about preparing and preserving foods from scratch, using healthful and minimal processing techniques. In contrast, they will discuss and begin to understand the complex, unnatural processes that take place with much of our society's 'convenience' food. Nutrition Labeling Students will examine nutrition labels, as they begin to understand the necessary, balanced components of a good diet. This lesson spends substantial time dealing with ingredients and identifying those that are both familiar and unfamiliar. We will distinguish between natural ingredients and synthetic ingredients. Benefits of Eating Local Foods In this lesson, students will learn about the nutritional, environmental, and economic impact of buying and eating locally grown produce.