About the Class
Join organic farmer and chef, Jenny Bongiorno from Farm Kitchen in Grand Rapids, for an evening of outdoor garden exploration and fresh in-season bites! Visit Eighth Day Farm in Holland for an off-site learning experience about the benefits and basics of planting and growing a food garden while taking in the sights of a local 2-acre farm in peak season. Return to the SCA for a taste of seasonal veggies and herbs prepared with simple, flavorful ingredients and leave with recipes for your own kitchen. Enjoy an herb-infused cocktail at golden hour as you gather inspiration and know-how for beginning or improving your own home garden, or simply enjoy a moment to revel in the summer growing season. A sensory experience that is sure to delight both the seasoned gardener and curious observer.
Gluten-free, Vegan, and Vegetarian dietary preferences are able to be accommodated. Food will be prepared in a shared kitchen, and allergen cross-contaminations cannot be avoided.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jenny Bongiorno is a long time organic farmer, community educator, and co-founder of Farm Kitchen GR, a catering company providing “uniquely local food experiences.” With a focus on regenerative growing methods and through mutually beneficial relationships with local farmers and producers, Farm Kitchen works to uplift our local farming community, the environment, and more equitable food systems.
Do you have a young creative who would like to dig their hands in and get dirty with a professional artist? Registration is open for our creative summer programming. Ages 6 – 11 can join Jenny Bongiorno (and a list of other creative professionals) in a 4-day camp where they’ll explore the art of food!