Agricultural Center Classes

Farmhouse

at the Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

500 Centerton Road, Moorestown, NJ 08057

cauliflower

Seasonal Cooking & 

Nutrition Series: Cauliflower   

with Chef Christina Martin 

Thursday, September 27th, 6pm, $35

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Learn tips and techniques from Chef Christina Martin on how to prepare the featured in-season, local produce while being educated on their nutritional benefits.

Next class in series: October 11th - Broccoli  

Christina Martin is a plant based chef, healthy food advocate, and nutrition columnist. After she earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Rowan University, she embraced a career change and completed a culinary degree at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and Atlantic Culinary Academy. Christina seeks to share her love for cooking through teaching, with a focus on the basics of healthy, sustainable cooking. She is the founder of Cooking to Nourish a healthy lifestyle website, and is rolling out a plant-based food cart Spring 2018.

kombucha

Kombucha Workshop   

with Inspired Brews 

Thursday, October 4th 6:30pm, $35

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Join Inspired Brews, a Philadelphia-based company that makes handcrafted kombucha with unique and seasonal ingredients for a kombucha workshop.  Each participant will get to flavor their own kombucha to take home and learn how it’s made. 

Inspired Brews: "Our goal at Inspired Brews is to work within our communities to develop more thoughtful, engaged approaches to growing, buying, cooking, and ultimately enjoying our food. As a lawyer (Jennifer) and designer (Jessa), we find tangible relief from the abstract and commercial—from the temptation to disconnect and disengage—in gardening, in cooking, and in nourishing those we love. Kombucha is an age-old elixir with new potential as a handcrafted gourmet beverage. An ancient fermented tea, kombucha has been shared among families, friends, and communities for thousands of years. As a probiotic, high-enzyme beverage, kombucha has been credited with everything from improving liver health and metabolism to preventing hangovers, slowing hair loss, and curing cancer. Whatever the health effects—at the least, kombucha is significantly lower in sugar than the soda alternative and is chock full of probiotics and B vitamins—many devotees find that they enjoy a lift and improved energy from regular consumption. We have both prepared kombucha in our homes for some time, since a friend first shared the culture with us and we became enamored with its refreshing taste and feel. At first, we were satisfied with small batches and simple flavoring—orange juice, pineapple puree, and the like. Over time, we began brewing and drinking more and developing unique flavors that we love to share with our friends and families. We are excited to introduce our communities."

toast

Bootcamp & Brunch

with Cara Griffin

Sunday, October 7th, 9am, $35

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Join us for a bootcamp led by Cara Griffin, trainer from Max Fitness Mount Laurel.  Cara will then use her culinary expertise to show you some cooking tips and techniques followed by a healthy, wholesome brunch in the Farmhouse! 

Cara Griffin, baker extraordinaire, owns and operates the custom-order bakery Sift Bake Shop in the SOHA Building in Haddon Twp., NJ

broccoli

Seasonal Cooking & 

Nutrition Series: Broccoli   

with Chef Christina Martin 

Thursday, October 11th, 6pm, $35

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Learn tips and techniques from Chef Christina Martin on how to prepare the featured in-season, local produce while being educated on their nutritional benefits.

Next class in series: October 25th - Winter Squash 

Christina Martin is a plant based chef, healthy food advocate, and nutrition columnist. After she earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Rowan University, she embraced a career change and completed a culinary degree at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and Atlantic Culinary Academy. Christina seeks to share her love for cooking through teaching, with a focus on the basics of healthy, sustainable cooking. She is the founder of Cooking to Nourish a healthy lifestyle website, and is rolling out a plant-based food cart Spring 2018.

french

Classical French Desserts

with Chef Junnie Lai

Wednesday, October 17th, 5pm, $55

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Let's have some fun to learn about these Classical French desserts!

Menu:

Paris Brest

Paris-Brest is a French dessert created in 1910 in order to celebrate a cycling event, a race from Paris to Brest and back to Paris. Paris-Brest is made from a ring of choux pastry filled with praline mousseline cream and decorated with flaked almonds and powdered sugar, imitating the shape of the bicycle wheel

Rum Babas with Creme Chantilly 

Babas are made from a rich yeast dough that resembles brioche. The dough is poured into individual molds or a larger cake pans. After baking, babas are traditionally soaked in rum. Babas were allegedly introduce to France in the 18th century by Nicholas Stohrer, a pastry chef of the exiled king of Poland and founder of the Parisian shop that still bears his name today. In addition to France, they are also enjoyed throughout southern Italy.

Mille Crepe Cake

A decadent and elegant classic French no-bake cake, with 20 lays of paper thin crepes, each layer brush with cream or pastry cream.

Junnie Lai is a chef who uses her culinary talents and creativity to make beautiful, delicious and health-conscious food. Born and raised in Malaysia, she is not only well versed in her native cuisine, but also that of India, Thailand, and Vietnam. Junnie grew up in her family’s baking business, and has extensive experience in baking and pastry. She continued her education and training in the United States, and has worked in the US as a research chef in food product development, and as a pastry chef at a five-star hotel-brasserie.

caramel apple

Card Readings & Candy Apples 

with Melissa Crandley & Kate Moats

Thursday, October 18th, 16pm, $30 

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Join Melissa Crandley from MECHA Artisan Chocolate in making homemade candy apples!  Then get a Tarot Card reading by Kate Moats, owner of Balanced Planet Yoga. 

Melissa Crandley is the Chocolatier/Owner of MECHA Artisan Chocolate in Haddon Twp, NJ. After working as a financial analyst for 8 years, Melissa decided it was time for a new adventure. She embarked on her journey at the Culinary Art Institute of Philadelphia, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Culinary Arts. Soon after graduating, she began working on the Line at a series of restaurants in Center City Philadelphia, most notably, Bindi and Barbuzzo. It wasn’t until Melissa worked as a pastry chef, that she realized her passion for chocolate, and thus took that passion and grew it into a small business. MECHA Artisan Chocolate is a marriage of her culinary and pastry experiences which brings the elements of sweet, salty and savory together in all of her confections.

Kate Moats is co-owner of Balanced Planet Yoga in Marlton, NJ. Kate is certified in a variety of styles of yoga and meditation and loves all things health and wellness! Kate leads a life in sharing energy and knowledge in food and fitness being a full time vegan as well as a full time yogi!

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