Summer Garden Series Celebrate the Farm! (Class Full)
Featuring: Farmer’s Market Stir-Fry, Fresh Green Salad, Herb Flatbread, Plenty-of-Tomatoes Medley
All summer classes are vegetarian friendly, but please note proposed menus are subject to change based on ingredient availability & weather conditions.
Summer Garden Series
Summertime and the livin’ is easy - except if you are a farmer! Come learn how we enjoy the fruits of our labor during our busy growing season. Our summer cooking classes focus on what’s ready to harvest from the fields and the preparation of quick, easy and healthy meals.
Each summer class begins with a “Harvest Tour” of our Kitchen Garden. Then we go to our Kitchen Classroom and help our farm chef prep the veggies and fruit for our supper and we assemble the meal. When possible, we’ll enjoy using our outdoor oven for doing some of our cooking. The evening culminates in a relaxed sit-down supper of what we’ve prepared accompanied by a glass of a specially- selected Jones wine and a fruit dessert prepared by our kitchen team. Eating together is our favorite way to honor and celebrate our farmers and our time on the farm.
What Will I Learn?
- Hands on veggie harvest & preparation
- Knife handling & cutting methods
- Tips on finding ingredients in season & suggestions for preserving the farm’s bounty
- How to maximize flavor in your cooking & inspiration to encourage joyful cooking
- Knowledgeable cultural & nutrition discussion about we’re eating
What to Expect:
- Class size is limited to 12 people
- You will be working together with other students in a friendly, hands-on environment led by our professional farm educators
- You will be standing for most of the class. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes, minimal jewelry, & have long hair tied back.
- You will receive a kitchen apron, which is yours to keep, & a copy of all recipes at the end of class
Our limited number of cooking classes is snuggled in between our busy farm harvest seasons. Each class is unique and especially developed for its scheduled day so we can highlight the regional, farm food ingredients of the season. Our classes are taught using a combination of cooking demonstration by our expert chef, Sherry Swanson, and hands-on preparation by the class participants. Jean Jones, Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, discusses the cultural and nutritional aspects of the foods we are studying. Farm educator, Emily Freund, organizes the class presentations and offers sound cooking advice while we cook together. We conclude each class by dining at our ample farm table, enjoying a specially selected glass of Jones wine. Students leave with copies of our simple, flavorful recipes and other relevant information.
This class is full, registration is closed.
Our Online Store will begin accepting Registrations on Groundhogs Day 2018 (February 2)
Once you have successfully registered online, you will receive an email confirmation from Jones Family Farms. Please remember to hit the Submit Order button.
If you wish to use a Gift Certificate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, gift certificate number and the class you are interested in attending. A member of our Kitchen Team will be in touch to complete your registration.
Other registration options include registering in person using cash, check or charge at the Jones Winery Tasting Room, open seasonally (please check our Winery page for hours).
Be good to the land and the land will be good to you.
Philip James JONES, FARM FOUNDER, 1821-1912