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Local Foods and Gardening Events May 2010

The farmer's market season is gearing up!  Get out there and eat some delicious local foods! Hounds in the Kitchen Events

Kids Cook requires pre-registration for a five week session beginning May 6.  Currently the class is full but you may fill out the Registration Form for your 3 - 6 year old to be put on the wait list.

OpenHeartART Open House - May 8 from 3 - 8 pm, 270 W Lakeview 43202.  Come play and register for summer camps, including a food camp lead by yours truly.  More details on my Summer Special Events page.

Sprout Soup Day Camp Open House - May 15 from 11 am - 1 pm, 4310 N High St 43214.  Enjoy some sample activities and register for Day Camps for kids ages 3 and up, including three weeks of Kids Cook camps.  More details on my Summer Special Events page.

Not in May, but clear space on your calendar now! Hounds in the Kitchen Garden Hound Homestead Open House - Saturday June 5 from 11 am - 1 pm.  Come tour our homestead and enjoy homemade backyard fresh tea and treats.  Email Rachel for our address.

Farmer's Market Opening Dates (hat tip to Columbus Foodie for starting the list!)

North Market Farmers Market: Saturdays starting May 1, 8 am Clintonville Farmers Market: Saturdays starting May 1, 9 am - noon Uptown Westerville Farmers Market: Wednesdays starting May 5 3 - 6 pm and Saturdays starting June 6 10 am - 1 pm Worthington Farmers Market: Saturdays starting May 8, 9 am - noon Pearl Alley Market: Tuesdays and Fridays starting May 18, 10:30 am - 2 pm Dublin Farmers Market: Wednesdays starting May 19 Market at 15th and High: Thursdays starting May 27, 4 - 7 pm

Events hosted by others (in chronological order)

Market to Market Bicycle Adventure Saturday May 1.  Eat breakfast at North or Hills market from 8 - 10 am, ride to the other market with stops at eco friendly booths along the way, and enjoy Jeni's ice cream at the end of your ride.  $15 registering in advance or $20 the day of.

Kahiki Day at The Hills Market Saturday May 1. Free taste of Kahiki 10 am - 3 pm, Kahiki dinner at 6 pm, $35, make reservations 614.846.3220 or e-mail manager@thehillsmarket.com.

The Hills Market Pancake Breakfasts Saturdays 8 - 10 am and Sundays 10 am - 1 pm starting May 1.  Stack of pancakes, sausage and coffee for $5; also be serving $3 cocktails, as well.

Wild Goose Too Many Cooks Sunday May 2, 7 - 9 pm.  Chef Matt Prokopchak from Trattoria Roma in Grandview will prepare samples of a 3 course meal prepared by Matt with ingredients sourced from the Clintonville Community Market.

Dine Originals Cooking Series Wednesday May 5, May 19, and May 26, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, North Market. $50.

Chadwick Arboretum Plant Sale Friday May 7, 7 am - 7 pm and Saturday May 8, 8 am - 3 pm.  Offerings at the plant sale include heirloom vegetables, herbs, hostas and other perennials, annuals and tropicals, native plants, hanging baskets, unusual and dwarf conifers, rain garden plants, roses, as well as garden art and gifts for Mother's Day. A comprehensive list of plants expected to be available at the sale is available on the arboretum's website, http://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu.

Gahanna May Herb Day Saturday May 8 10 am - 9 pm.  From demonstrations to herb sales, a gallery walk to kids activities, the Gahanna Herb Day has something for everyone.

Spring Plant Sale Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9 10 am - 5 pm, Franklin Park Conservatory.  Shop a variety of annuals and perennials.

Compost Series Saturdays May 15 - 29, times and cost vary, Franklin Park Conservatory.  Join experts for Compost 101, Build your own vermicompost bin, and/or Using your compost.

Wood Fired Cooking Camp Saturday - Sunday May 15 - 16, Franklin Park Conservatory. Explore all forms of contemporary wood-fired cooking and use the most popular live-fire devices, specialty tools and cookware. $60 per day. Registration required.

Wild Goose Foodie Potluck Sunday May 16, 4 - 10 pm.

Intro to Raw Foods Saturday May 22, 10 am - 2 pm, Faire La Cuisine, Granville.  $50.

Peas and Asparagus Cooking Class Sunday May 23, 1 - 3 pm Franklin Park Conservatory.  Harvest in season produce and cook it in an interactive class.  $50, register in advance.

Grillmaster's Festival Saturday and Sunday May 29 - 30, North Market.  There will be smoke, fire, and tasty grilled foods.

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