This year from June 20-24 Smith Meadows Kitchen hosted a cooking camp via Powhatan School. Kimber Herron and Nancy Polo taught a class of 13 students how to cook a variety of dishes that incorporated fresh ingredients from the farm, as well as fresh produce from farmers’ markets in the DC food shed. Here is a brief description of our week:
Students also had the opportunity to explore the farm where we collected eggs from our chickens on pasture. On Wednesday the students watched the cattle and sheep being moved from their old pasture onto fresh grass. As the farm apprentices stopped to make sure all the lambs got across, we had a chance to pet some cute and wooly critters.
The camp was such a hit that not only will we be hosting it again next year, but we are also planning classes for adult groups throughout the year. We have created a series of classes that cover a variety of topics including: making stock, Thai chicken soup, home made pasta and sauce, how to plant a kitchen garden and planning a healthy menu. Stay tuned for our schedule and prices on our website. The information page on classes should be complete by August. For now check out pictures of our Camp on the slide show included on this post.