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Kitchen Garden Salads
24 July, Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm

Join us at GRuB to learn how to identify what’s growing in your garden (weeds vs. veggies) and create unique garden salads in the kitchen.

Taught by GRuB Staff or Volunteer.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Intro to Steaks
26 July, Saturday 11am - 1pm

Is sirloin the best? What about skirt steaks? If you love beef steaks but feel confusion when faced choosing between a Porterhouse and a Tri-Tip, this class is for you! Learn to grill, pan-fry, and broil your way to steak mastery. This class will teach you the differences between different cuts of steaks and the appropriate ways to prepare them.

Taught by Cristos Papaiacovou.

Location: Guesthouse at Fertile Ground

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Summer Desserts
27 July, Sunday 11am - 1:30pm

Are you a disaster at baking but want to be able to pull off a few delicious summer desserts? Or do you just love sweets and want to try out some yummy treats? Come join Erin and learn to make four simple fruit-based desserts that are basically fool-proof. Recipes will be based around what is fresh and in season.

Taught by Erin Majors.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Read and Eat Series, Book Group and Potluck - July (Free!)
31 July, Thursday 6 - 8pm

This month's book selection - Factories in the Field: the Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California, by Carey McWilliams (1969, reprinted 2000). This book was the major first expose on corporate agriculture, and is still relevant today. Please see June's Read and Eat description for more info on this series.

This class has no registration fee.

Taught by Max Crabapple.

Location: The Commons at Fertile Ground Guesthouse

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Sauerkraut 101
3 August, Sunday 12 - 2:30pm

Raw fermented sauerkraut tastes amazing and is easy to make with inexpensive, widely available ingredients. It is also rich in probiotic bacteria which improve digestion, regulate the bowels, increase energy levels and support healthy immune function. This class will include a hands-on demonstration and sauerkraut samples. You will leave with recipes and instructions so you can confidently create raw fermented sauerkraut in your own kitchen.

Taught by Meghan Hintz.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

This class is full. You may check back later to see if space becomes available

Kale in the Kitchen
5 August, Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30pm

Join us in the kitchen to explore the wonders of kale, from kale chips to salad.

Taught by GRuB Staff or Volunteer.

Location: Veteran Memorial Hall

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Summer Jams
9 August, Saturday 12 - 2:30pm

The Northwest has so much to offer in the way of berries - but how to make the season last? Make jam! We will make a batch of berry jam with whatever berries are at their peak. So easy and no "scary" pressure canner involved. Come and create a berry treat to enjoy all year.

Taught by Valarie Burson.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Kale in the Kitchen
12 August, Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30pm

Join us in the kitchen to explore the wonders of kale, from kale chips to salad.

Taught by GRuB Staff or Volunteer.

Location: St Mark Lutheran Church

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Basic Pickled Beets
16 August, Saturday 1 - 3:30pm

Looking for what to do with all those beets? Look no more - let's pickle them! For some families they are a staple at every special dinner. They're so easy to do and make a great contribution to potlucks and for gifting.

Taught by Valarie Burson.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Alternatives to Flour
17 August, Sunday 2 - 5pm

Learn about the history of wheat flour and how it has shaped culture here and abroad. We will discuss how it is conventionally grown and processed, and explore other, more sustainable and healthy methods of growing and processing flour. Enjoy smelling, touching, and/or tasting alternative flours such as coconut, quinoa, almond, and more. We will make a few dishes using traditionally processed wheat flour, and create a couple delicious dishes using alternative flours.

Taught by Vanessa Charles.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Composting 101
24 August, Sunday 12:30 - 2:30pm

This is an introductory workshop to the what, why, and how of home-composting for a healthy garden.

Taught by GRuB Staff or Volunteer.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Creative Baking with Vegetables
26 August, Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30pm

Get creative in the kitchen and discover the variety of ways to use your garden produce.

Taught by GRuB Staff or Volunteer.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Intro to Seed Saving
27 August, Wednesday 6 - 8pm

Join Aaron Varadi of Sunbreak Farms with this hands-on class, where you are welcome to bring your own seeds if you have them. On the stalk, or threshed, or cleaned? Don't worry if you don't know what that means! This class is for novices, amateurs, and beginners.

Taught by Aaron Varadi.

Location: Westside Garden Center at the Olympia Food Coop

This class is full. You may check back later to see if space becomes available

Read and Eat Series, Book Group and Potluck - August (Free!)
28 August, Thursday 6 - 8pm

This month's book selection - A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenburg (2009). The author will be reading from her newest book at the Timberland Regional Library in downtown Olympia in September! Please see June's Read and Eat description for more info on this series.

This class has no registration fee.

Taught by Max Crabapple.

Location: The Commons at Fertile Ground Guesthouse

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