Brookwood Community Farm to host a series of cooking classes

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Series of cooking classes to be held at Brookwood Community Farm

Classes to be offered from June through October

At the foot of the Blue Hills, Brookwood Community Farm is known for growing delicate greens and radishes in the spring and a robust crop of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers and more throughout the summer and fall growing seasons. But what to do with it all? CSA members and visitors to the farm’s tent at the Roslindale Farmers Market would often ask: how do you store it, preserve it, and incorporate it into every day meals? And so as the earth wakes up and the farmers are busy planting, the non-profit organization is also busy at work planning a series of cooking classes and events to welcome the community to the farm.

Led by Brookwood board member Didi Emmons, a vegetable-focused chef and educator, the community farm has brought together an exciting mix of classes, including courses on canning, knife skills, cooking with kids, foraging, and the making of kimchi, pasta, and seasonal pies. “We realized that one of the best ways to connect the Brookwood community together was through cooking,” said Emmons. “Our cooking classes provide a warm and open space for students to connect and learn how to cook with Brookwood’s seasonal produce. Students inevitably gain confidence so that they can be enthused and inspired when awarded with their CSA share or farmers market haul.”

Cooking Class Series: Bringing Home the Farm

June 20 – Cooking in Pairs with Fulani Haynes (Parent and Child Class)

June 28 – Learn Homemade Pasta with Spring Veggies with Joyce White

July 19 – Smarty Pants Pasta and Veggies for Kids with Miss Debbie

July 25 – Knife Skills with Camila Chaparro

August 8 – Canning Homemade Tomato Jam with Briget Bride

August 16 – Expanding Our Summer Buffet with Joan MacIsaac

Sept 12 – Easy as Pie with Simca Horwitz

October 10 – Brookwood Foraging with David Craft

October 25 – Bumper Crop Kimchi Improv Workshop with Didi Emmons

Classes are open to all, and held at the East Congregational Church in Milton (with the exception of the foraging class, which is held at Brookwood). For more detailed class descriptions and more information on farm events or membership shares, visit Email with questions about events at Brookwood Community Farm.

About Brookwood Community Farm

Brookwood Community Farm is a working farm located in Milton and Canton, MA. The organization’s mission is to build a farm-centered community that members call their own. Farm members are united by a shared passion for sustainable agriculture, fresh local food, and a commitment to increasing access to healthy food. Brookwood grows food sustainably for members through a community supported agriculture (CSA) model, provides on-farm educational and community-building opportunities, and actively supports food access projects.

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