Healthy Harvest Workshops
As awareness and access increases there’s also an increase in the need to know how to prepare fresh, local food. Seasoned cook and gardener April Cunningham of North Coast Opportunities (NCO), along with local farmer and caterer Caroline Radice of Black Dog Farm, host regular Healthy Harvest Workshops in Ukiah and Willits. These workshops are designed to develop food self-reliance and are part of the Food PREP program at NCO. The workshops help community members cook simple, healthy meals using locally grown in-season produce.
Seasonal cooking is a wonderful way to eat healthier, celebrate our community, and support local farmers. During the workshops you can expect to make jams, pickles, pestos, dressings, soups, vegetable entrées, and more. You will also learn how to process, clean, and store produce. There’s always plenty of food and produce to take home, and recipes so you can repeat!
Each class is unique and based on what is available that week from the farmers. The produce used in the workshops thus far has been sourced from Covelo Organic, Fereira Forest Farms, Irene’s Garden Produce, Love Farms, Seely Farm Stand, Tequio Community Farm, Black Dog, Inland Ranch Organics, Cerro Negro, Sky Hoyt Specialty Grower, Morgan Valley Produce, Cinnamon Bear Farm, Carson and Bees, Grange Farm School, Green Uprising Farm, and more.
April’s abundant experience and passion in the culinary, nutrition and gardening worlds inspire and leave workshop attendees feeling nourished.
Each workshop is just $25 to cover the cost of farmer’s produce, all other material provided. Ask about getting a special class together for your group or organization.
Friday, September 9th
Little Lake Grange
291 S. School St., Willits
Contact April Cunningham to get on the mailing list or register for a workshop by email or 707-467-3212