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Farmview Schoolhouse: Farm-to-Table Through the Seasons


farm-to-tableThe next few weeks will be exciting for Northeast Georgians who enjoy playing in the dirt or supporting local farmers, as the first harvests of the early summer are gathered and enjoyed farm-to-table. In honor of the season, Farmview Schoolhouse is beyond excited to offer some opportunities for you to make best use of our amazing growing season!

Harvesting Farm-to-Table for a Healthier Life

Lori Smith, one of the L’s behind Double L Ranch, is passionate about growing and using farm-fresh vegetables. On May 16, she is teaching the first class in her three-part Farmview Schoolhouse Farm-to-Table series, where she’ll be taking fresh yellow squash and zucchini, and turning it into fabulous food for delicious summer time dining. She’ll talk about growing, harvesting and storing the vegetables. Then, she’ll talk about her favorite preparation methods before sharing several recipes, made in advance, for you to sample.

Lori’s dedication to helping others best use and enjoy summer’s bounty will continue into June and July, featuring eggplant and okra in June, and then a variety of peas in July. Each session will be an opportunity for us to add to our awareness of Farm-to-Table, Georgia grown produce while adding to your dinnertime magic-making skills!

Add Life and Color to Your Garden

And, if your flights of fancy have feathers instead of seeds, you won’t want to miss Rena Holt’s How to Plant for Hummingbirds class on June 6.

Rena has been studying and growing for hummingbirds for more than 40 years, and in this session, she will walk you through the best ways to attract hummingbirds to your garden, including flowers, feeding and recipes. A lifetime member of the Georgia Hummer Study Group, Rena wants others to have maximum opportunities to observe and experience these amazing birds.

You’ll get to talk to hummers, share stories and experiences, and meet others who share your passion. Rena even promises to bring some of her own flowering plants to sell so you can leave with things to add to your hummingbird garden!

Whether you want to get dirty gardening or just play in the kitchen with farm-fresh, Georgia Grown produce and watch the birds at your window, Farmview Schoolhouse has classes that fit your needs for summertime fun.

We hope you’ll join us in the Market and Café for our own version of Farm-to-Table, and we look forward to seeing you in the classroom to learn, grown and flourish!