Slow Food for Thought...

“Defending the earth means safeguarding biodiversity, the landscape and farming. Those who haven’t seen the importance of farming haven’t understood anything!”
Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Junior Chef Cooking Classes

We received this from our friends at the Countryside Conservancy...

The Countryside Farmers’ Markets at both Heritage Farms and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens are excited about a series of new programs in 2008 designed to engage youth age 7-12 with fresh, local fare.

The programs include a shopping trip at the market led by a local chef, followed by a hands-on cooking class utilizing the products from the markets. The kids will then enjoy the dishes they prepare with one another, and take home a recipe to re-create at home. Four sessions are scheduled at Heritage Farms, and three are scheduled to take place at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Class dates include June 28 with chef Ben Bebenroth of Spice of Life Catering (Heritage Farms); July 10 with chef John Donat (Stan Hywet); July 12 with chef Audra Arnold of Old Trail School (Heritage Farms); July 24th chef Clint Kifolo (Stan Hywet); July 26 chef TBA (Heritage Farms); August 7 with chef & cookbook author Carla Snyder (Stan Hywet); and August 9 with chef Jonathon Sawyer of Bar Cento and Greenhouse Tavern (Heritage Farms).

An exciting new partnership between Old Trail School and the Countryside Conservancy makes this program possible at Heritage Farms in Peninsula. Our ongoing partnership with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens brings the program to life at our Thursday evening market in Akron. The classes are limited to 10 students each, and advance registration is required. The fee is $40 per class.

For more information about the program, or to request registration forms contact Beth Knorr at 330.657.2538 or, or visit the Countryside Conservancy’s website at

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