Explore Food & Farming 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.
  

03-May-2016 Craft Cocktails - Cinco de Mayo Style!
Ever since May 5, 1862 when Mexican soldiers defeated the French in Puebla, Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has been a day to celebrate Mexican heritage. Of course, tequila takes center stage! Lorilei Bailey returns to share a few festive drinks with a south of the border flair. You'll also be able to sample some delicious .. Click For More Info 80397

05-May-2016 Slide Jam: Snack at Akron Art Museum
6:30 p.m. Countryside is thrilled to be partnering with Akron Art Museum (https://akronartmuseum.org/calendar/) and Edible Cleveland (http://ediblecleveland.com/) for this fun event. Join us for six quick, fun talks from chefs, foodies, photographers and other movers and shakers in the community inspired by.. Click For More Info 76752

07-May-2016 Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow Opening Day
9am-Noon Countryside moves back to the great outdoors in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Join us for a season of celebration and fresh, local food! Reminder- pets are not permitted in the farmers' market, excepting service animals... Click For More Info 76758

14-May-2016 Starting with Sheep
Starting with Sheep: An Introduction to Sheep Production, Saturday, May 14th from 10AM to 1PM Raising sheep can be a great option for urban farmers and others who don’t have enough land for large animals but still want to raise livestock. The Spicy Lamb Farm will host a hands-on workshop that will pr.. Click For More Info 79229

17-May-2016 Countryside Local Food Swap - May
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 83107

19-May-2016 Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square Kick-Off Party at Akron Art Museum
7:00 pm, Akron Art Museum Join Chef Ashley Young of Fire and Ash for a Snack-worthy cooking demonstration in celebration of the opening of the Highland Square Farmers' Market season. Enjoy a cocktail, explore the Snack exhibition and mingle with market goers and purveyors... Click For More Info 76900

19-May-2016 Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square Opening Day
4pm-7pm at the Corner of Market and Conger Join us for opening day at our Highland Square location- fresh produce, local food businesses and more provide a wonderful array of delicious products in this lively neighborhood. .. Click For More Info 76898

09-Jun-2016 Find Your Park Day at Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square
4-7pm, Corner of Market and Conger Join a National Park Service Ranger for interactive activities at the Highland Square market. Read a letter from a Civil War Soldier, and write your own letter to soldiers serving today. Find out how to make the most of our beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park!.. Click For More Info 76907

12-Jun-2016 Akron Farm and Flea
Countryside Conservancy is proud to partner with Crafty Mart to co-manage Akron Farm and Flea in 2016! Join us on the second Sundays of June, July, August and September from 10am-2pm for a mix of great local food and hand-crafted goodness in front of our warm and welcoming hosts, Urban Eats in downtown Akron. .. Click For More Info 76909

18-Jun-2016 Picnic in the Park and Crafty Mart at Howe Meadow
9am-Noon As part of the year-long Centennial Celebrations in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, we are pleased as punch to be able to offer a limited number of picnic lunches as part of a national Picnic in the Park Day. (Details on ordering to come, so check back soon!) In addition to this flashy n.. Click For More Info 76915

10-Jul-2016 Akron Farm and Flea
Countryside Conservancy is proud to partner with Crafty Mart to co-manage Akron Farm and Flea in 2016! Join us on the second Sundays of June, July, August and September from 10am-2pm for a mix of great local food and hand-crafted goodness in front of our warm and welcoming hosts, Urban Eats in downtown Akron.. Click For More Info 76910

14-Aug-2016 Akron Farm and Flea
Countryside Conservancy is proud to partner with Crafty Mart to co-manage Akron Farm and Flea in 2016! Join us on the second Sundays of June, July, August and September from 10am-2pm for a mix of great local food and hand-crafted goodness in front of our warm and welcoming hosts, Urban Eats in downtown Akron.. Click For More Info 76911

11-Sep-2016 Akron Farm and Flea
Countryside Conservancy is proud to partner with Crafty Mart to co-manage Akron Farm and Flea in 2016! Join us on the second Sundays of June, July, August and September from 10am-2pm for a mix of great local food and hand-crafted goodness in front of our warm and welcoming hosts, Urban Eats in downtown Akron.. Click For More Info 76913

Here's what's coming 

  • Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Is farming right for you? Fall 2016
  • Farm Business Series: The Business of Business Planning & Finance 
  • Farm Tech Series: Weeds, Equipment, Fencing, FSMA
  • Crafting Cocktails series - learn to craft different concoctions at every class!
  • The Art of Food - Expressions of food beyond the palate 
  • Countryside Kids - Youth learning around healthy Eating at the Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square

 

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