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Farm Fresh Cooking - Summer
Jun
13
6:30 pm18:30

Farm Fresh Cooking - Summer

You want to support local farmers so you've signed up for a CSA or committed to shop farmers' markets. But what do you do with what you see? 

Rachel Tayse, urban farmer and seasonal eating expert at Harmonious Homestead, will help you learn to love what's local and fresh.

We'll start class with a CSA share and decode what's in the box. Rachel will identify each item, sharing how to store, prepare, and serve it. Then, we'll cook three courses together of basic recipes you can use throughout the summer.

Farm Fresh Cooking is also offered at the beginning of the spring and autumn as a series to inspire and expand your ability to cook seasonally. 

DIY Basics: Pressure Cooking and Canning
Jul
11
6:30 pm18:30

DIY Basics: Pressure Cooking and Canning

$40.00

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 

6:30 - 8:30 pm

The hiss and steam of a pressure cooker discourages many cooks from this useful kitchen tool. Once mastered, pressure cooking opens up the world of tender meats, quickly cooked beans, and low-acid canning. 

Join Rachel Tayse of Harmonious Homestead to demystify pressure cooking and canning. Participants will become familiar with the types of cookers, practice cooking and canning dry beans, and taste a pressure cooked stew.

 

The DIY Basics series in 2017 includes Cultured Dairy, Waterbath Canning, Pressure Cooking and Canning, and Cultured Vegetables. Choose one or all to expand your home cooking and preserving knowledge.

Annual Open House with OEFFA
Jul
16
1:00 pm13:00

Annual Open House with OEFFA

Foraged & Sown uses an innovative approach to land tenure--building relationships with multiple land owners to farm and forage on diverse sites--to create a low-impact, sustainable urban farm. This open house will feature Harmonious Homestead's gardens, full of flavor-packed annual and perennial herbs and unusual fruits, along with demonstrations and samplings of their value-added products.

The farm tour is free and open to the public. 

For more information, call (614) 598-3559, email foragedandsown@gmail.com, or go to www.foragedandsown.com.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Farm Fresh Cooking - Autumn
Oct
10
6:30 pm18:30

Farm Fresh Cooking - Autumn

You want to support local farmers so you've signed up for a CSA or committed to shop farmers' markets. But what do you do with what you see? 

Rachel Tayse, urban farmer and seasonal eating expert at Harmonious Homestead, will help you learn to love what's local and fresh.

We'll start class with a CSA share and decode what's in the box. Rachel will identify each item, sharing how to store, prepare, and serve it. Then, we'll cook three courses together of basic recipes you can use throughout the autumn.

Farm Fresh Cooking is offered at the beginning of the spring and summer as a series to inspire and expand your ability to cook seasonally. 


DIY Waterbath Canning
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

DIY Waterbath Canning

40.00

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Many home cooks enjoy making jams, jellies, and sauces. With just a little bit of equipment and know-how, many such recipes can be waterbath canned to fill your pantry or give as gifts. 

Join Rachel Tayse of Harmonious Homestead to learn how to can safely and simply. She'll share tips and resources garnered from fifteen years of experience useful for cooks new to canning or those wanting to advance their skills. During the class, participants will practice canning and taste samples of recipes to take home.

 

The DIY Basics series in 2017 includes Cultured Dairy, Waterbath Canning, Pressure Cooking and Canning, and Cultured Vegetables. Choose one or all to expand your home cooking and preserving knowledge.

Growing Microgreens At Home
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Growing Microgreens At Home

Growing Microgreens At Home

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 6:30–8PM

Microgreens are a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy greens. In this class, urban farmer Rachel Tayse will demonstrate how to grow micro kale, peas, radishes and more at home. Make and take a tray of planted seeds that will be ready to grow in your home!

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion at Franklin Park Conservatory
$30, $25 for members

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How To Teach A Cooking Class
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

How To Teach A Cooking Class

$25.00

Tuesday April 11, 2017 6:30 - 8 pm at The Commissary

Do you want to share your love of cooking with others? The Commissary is here to help! 

Through the experience of veteran food educator Rachel Tayse, learn how to:
-market for strong ticket sales
-design an experience for participants with variable skill levels
-prepare economically
-deliver an enjoyable, informative class
-refine and adapt your teaching skills
-follow The Commissary practices for offering classes

This class is required for all who wish to teach at The Commissary and useful for those leading workshops and classes elsewhere. Light snacks will be served.

 

Farm Fresh Cooking - Spring
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

Farm Fresh Cooking - Spring

You want to support local farmers so you've signed up for a CSA or committed to shop farmers' markets. But what do you do with what you see? 

Rachel Tayse, urban farmer and seasonal eating expert at Harmonious Homestead, will help you learn to love what's local and fresh.

We'll start class with a CSA share and decode what's in the box. Rachel will identify each item, sharing how to store, prepare, and serve it. Then, we'll cook three courses together of basic recipes you can use throughout the spring.

Farm Fresh Cooking is offered at the beginning of the summer and autumn as a series to inspire and expand your ability to cook seasonally.

Backyard Poultry Basics
Mar
14
6:30 pm18:30

Backyard Poultry Basics

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 6:30–8PM

Keeping a small flock of chickens or quail can benefit a family with fresh eggs, efficient composting and a "pet with benefits." We'll discuss choosing birds, designing a coop and run, sourcing feed, keeping animals healthy and navigating permits. 

Led by Rachel Tayse, Harmonious Homestead
Location: The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory
$25, $20 for members

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Small Scale Permaculture
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Small Scale Permaculture

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 | 6:30–8PM | Franklin Park Conservatory

Permaculture is a theory of sustainability and restoration that calls for maximizing resource use and planting perennial-heavy gardens. Rachel will share her experience with forest gardening, restoration agriculture, small-scale livestock and foraging.

Led by Rachel Tayse, Harmonious Homestead  
Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
$25, $20 for members

DIY: Cultured Dairy
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

DIY: Cultured Dairy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $40 | The Commissary

Have you wondered how to make yogurt at home? Or kefir without additives? Learn to make these cultured milk products and soft cheese like ricotta and cheve in this hands on class with Rachel Tayse of Harmonious Homestead. 

We'll discuss the science behind preserving goat and cow's milk through culturing and cheese making and taste samples we make in class. You'll leave with recipes and the confidence to continue exploring at home! 

 

The DIY Basics series in 2017 includes Cultured Dairy, Waterbath Canning, Pressure Cooking and Canning, and Cultured Vegetables. Choose one or all to expand your home cooking and preserving knowledge.

Foraged Foods On The Plate
Feb
11
9:00 am09:00

Foraged Foods On The Plate

Rachel and Kate Hodges will share ways to cook and enjoy foraged foods at the 2017 OEFFA Conference in Dayton Ohio. 

More info here: http://www.oeffa.org/conference2017.php

Dec
13
6:30 pm18:30

Dairy: Preserving the Season @ The Commissary

Seasonal eating includes preserving the current abundance to enjoy throughout the year. Join Rachel Tayse to experience seasonal preservation on the second Tuesday of each month in 2016. Begin this class with a snack that incorporates a sample of the evening's preserving project. Then Rachel will lead the class through making multiple varieties. Everyone will go home with a jar of each, recipes, local sources for seasonal ingredients, and the support to continue preserving at home. $35

December will cover dairy - more details coming soon!

REGISTER HERE

Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

Preserving the Local Harvest

Preserving the local Season Harvest; Presenter - Rachel Tayse – Harmonious Homestead
Rachel lives in a 1950s Cape Cod house on two acres of rural land surrounded by Columbus Ohio with her family, pets, and livestock. After many years tending small gardens in small yards, she is transforming her property into an edible oasis. She loves making everything from butter to bitters to bullets from scratch. Rachel will lead a discussion about preserving the seasonal harvest.

Alexandria Public Library, 10 Maple Dr, Alexandria, OH 43001, USA

Nov
15
6:30 pm18:30

Liqueurs - Preserving the Season @ The Commissary

Tuesday, November 15
S:30-8:30pm

$35 at The Commissary

Seasonal eating includes preserving the current abundance to enjoy throughout the year. Join Rachel Tayse to experience seasonal preservation on the second Tuesday of each month in 2016. 
Begin this class with a snack that incorporates a sample of the evening's preserving project. Then Rachel will lead the class through making multiple varieties. Everyone will go home with a jar of each, recipes, local sources for seasonal ingredients, and the support to continue preserving at home. 

November will cover the making of liqueurs.

REGISTER HERE