The late fall harvest make for wonderful crunchy pickles. Join Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, and Registered Dietitian, Lisa Kingery, and learn to pickle them quick or ferment them slow. We’ll explore pickle recipes from around the globe—from German Sauerkraut to Spicy Italian Giardinera. Students will learn safe canning practices that are easy to understand and apply at home. This is a hands-on class. Participants will leave the lesson with a jar or 2 of their own canned-creations along with tip sheets, recipes and resources …Find out more »
Preserving vegetables with live-cultures — this is Lacto-Fermentation, an ancient practice experiencing contemporary revival. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about the science, method and magic of “wild fermentation”, and will transform local, seasonal vegetables into delicious treats. Participants will leave with some of our preparations to nurture at home. Samples, instructions and recipes will be provided. Please bring 2 pint canning jars so that you can take home some of our preparations.
Cost: $60 per person until 10/26, $65 after.
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Join Slow Food WiSE for an evening “stuffed” with knowledge and fun!
Scott Proell, owner of Haught Distributors in Menomonee Falls will be sharing his expertise as well his antique sausage grinding and stuffing tools. He’ll discuss the Wisconsin tradition of making brats, meat preservation, spices and more! Jen Ede, Slow Meat Coordinator for Slow Food WiSE, will discuss the Slow Meat Initiative. While our gracious host, Steve Shapson the Cheesemaker, will serve as the expert newbie, helping the group make both brats and Italian sausages.
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It’s time to celebrate the autumn and all of its delicious bounty!
Join us for Apple Sauced! 2014 — a harvest event that is sweet, spirited and oh-so-much fun.
We’ll have fall themed food & drink samples from vendors including 5 Lilies, Afro-Fusion Cuisine, Amilinda, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Honeypie Cafe, Island Orchard Cider, Juniper 61, Larry’s Market, Purple Door Ice Cream, Sassy Cow Creamery and MORE!
Meanwhile, our gracious hosts at Great Lakes Distillery will be providing libations at a cash bar in the tasting room. And …
Ages 2 to 5 welcome. Preschoolers will meet the Wellspring chickens, try new veggies, dig for worms, sing songs and participate in garden-based games and activities, all while learning about where our food comes from!
Cost: $6 per child
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Wellspring’s annual Free Farm Festival, Agri-CULTURE Fest – is a celebration of the culture in agriculture and all things local, organic and sustainable! Enjoy: Live music Local food and craft vendors Food options including local, organic, gluten-free, vegetarian… you name it! Hayrides Pumpkin Painting and Activities for kids “Farmer Olympics” for all ages Free educational workshops including a wild edibles walk, backyard bee keeping basics, cooking demonstrations, and more! For more info: (847) 946-5565 or www.wellspringinc.org
Wellspring offers a series of monthly cooking classes, inspiring students based on veggies during their peak season! In each class, a chef leads demos and tastings, and provides healthy cooking tips. Wine served to accompany each tasting and recipe handouts to take home. Assorted root vegetables will be the highlighted produce items for October! This category includes carrots, beets, parsnips, rutabaga, celeriac, and more!
Cost: $30 for those pre-registered the Monday before, $35 at the door (if openings)
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Crisp fall air means harvest-time for crisp, juicy apples and pears. Learn to make and can 100% natural caramelized applesauce and spiced pear jams. Homemade canned fruits make beautiful holiday gifts. In this hands-on class, students will learn safe canning practices that are easy to understand and apply again at home. Participants will leave the lesson with a jar or 2 of their own canned creations along with tip sheets, recipes and resources for preserving food at home.
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Join Slow Food and our community partners, Fondy Food Center and Outpost Natural Foods Co-op, for a showing of the “Slow Food Story” on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:30pm at the Downer Theater.
Here is more information about the movie:
Slow Food Story
(Italy, Ireland / 2013 / Director: Stefano Sardo) Slow Food Story Trailer
Born of humble beginnings nearly 30 years ago in response to McDonald’s making its way to Rome, activist Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food Movement has since created a worldwide food revolution—local chapters spread over …