Feed your curiosity with Countryside U!

Countryside U is an educational program designed to inspire and inform gardeners, home cooks, farmers, and food producers in Northeast Ohio.  Our classes cover topics ranging from DIY skills like home breadmaking and fermentation to more advanced topics like managing a farm business.  Whether you're looking to start your first vegetable garden or you're an experienced grower ready to take your business to the next level, we'll help you get your hands dirty.  All classes are led by experienced instructors and held in the greater Akron area.


13-Jun-2015 Craft Cocktails at the Market: Vodka
Every foodie knows that the perfect cocktail can make or break a meal. For our first in a 3-part series on craft cocktails with celebrated Cleveland bartender Lorilei Bailey, we'll focus on vodka. Vodka lends itself to virtually any flavor, making it an excellent choice for letting the flavors of local produce shin.. Click For More Info 43474

16-Jun-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - June
Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding. Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page (http://countrysideconservancy.businesscatalyst.com/learn-countryside-local-food-swaps.htm.. Click For More Info 43530

24-Jun-2015 You Can Pickle That!
From old-fashioned crock pickles to pickled peaches this class will teach all you need to know to make tasty pickled products for home and gifts. You'll get to taste several pickled products and learn how to use them in cooking. You'll get recipes for cucumbers and other pickles. You also learn how to make tasty re.. Click For More Info 43514

11-Jul-2015 Craft Cocktails at the Market: Gin
Every foodie knows that the perfect cocktail can make or break a meal. For the second in our 3-part series on craft cocktails with celebrated Cleveland bartender Lorilei Bailey, we shift the focus to gin. Savory cocktails are an often overlooked way to beat the heat. Learn how to integrate your favorite vegetables,.. Click For More Info 43511

16-Jul-2015 Preserving Your Bounty
Farmer and home canning enthusiast Heather Walters will take the mystery out of food preservation, from choosing recipes and picking produce all the way to a safe and delicious finished product. You will watch from start to finish as she demonstrates two different recipes, and gives you the tools to apply the tech.. Click For More Info 43527

21-Jul-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - July
Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding. Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page (http://countrysideconservancy.businesscatalyst.com/learn-countryside-local-food-swaps.htm.. Click For More Info 43531

08-Aug-2015 Craft Cocktails at the Market: Whiskey
For the final installment of our 3-part series on craft cocktails with celebrated Cleveland bartender Lorilei Bailey, we take on whiskey. So if you don't want summer to end, prolong the flavors of the season by learning how to make shrubs with your favorite fruits. These vinegar and macerated fruit concoctions will.. Click For More Info 43512

18-Aug-2015 Countryside Local Food Swap - August
Countryside Local Food Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, growers, and general DIYers; they bring homemade and homegrown items to swap via silent auction style bidding. Visit the Countryside Local Food Swap page (http://countrysideconservancy.businesscatalyst.com/learn-countryside-local-food-swaps.htm.. Click For More Info 43596


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