03-Sep-2014 Introduction to Fermentation
Lately it seems that everyone is touting the health benefits of probiotics, active cultures, and fermentation. Spend an evening with Molly Murray of Wake Robin Fermented Foods, and see what all the fuss is about. You will learn about the history and health benefits of this traditional preservation method, try you.. Click For More Info 15743

10-Sep-2014 Eating Local Year-Round
Sure, those Californians have it easy when it comes to eating locally throughout the calendar year, but what about those of us in Northeast Ohio? Sit down with our own Beth Knorr, Markets Manager at Countryside Conservancy, and map out a strategy to keep local food on your table all year long. A working mom of tw.. Click For More Info 14753

15-Sep-2014 Equipment to Scale Up Your Fruit and Vegetable Operation
Having the right equipment is necessary to successfully scale your operation. Learn from farmer and former software engineer Johnny Parker about the importance of choosing the right equipment to scale your operation. Johnny will share which pieces of equipment have the greatest return on investment. He'll share low .. Click For More Info 18254

16-Sep-2014 Countryside Local Food Swap - September
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) on.. Click For More Info 18625

01-Oct-2014 Exploring the Small Farm Dream
This highly rated four-session course will take a small group of participants through the process of setting personal and farming goals, assessing available resources, and developing an action plan to guide next steps. Along the way, participants will take a close look at the realities of working for themselves an.. Click For More Info 15607

30-Oct-2014 Cheesemaking 101
Join Abbe Turner, owner of Lucky Penny Creamery, for an evening of handcrafted goodness. Abbe will teach us about the history of cheesemaking, how to assemble the perfect cheese plate, and how to make whole-milk mozzarella and ricotta at home! You will have a chance to try your hand at preparation and kneading cu.. Click For More Info 15120

05-Nov-2014 Planning and Financing For Your Farm
Whether you've decided to pursue your dream of owning a farm business or you're ready to expand your current business, you won't want to miss this class. Tracy Emrick of Countryside and Rob Ziemkiewicz of Farm Credit Mid-America will walk you through setting a detailed business plan and finding the financing to ma.. Click For More Info 19011

12-Nov-2014 Home Breadmaking 101
The owners of Trigo's Market Bakery in Cuyahoga Falls will welcome us into their bakery kitchen and share the basics of home breadmaking with a Rustic French. Try your hand at kneading techniques, learn how to ensure a perfect rise, and most importantly - tips for getting that delicious, crisp crust. Everyone wil.. Click For More Info 15815


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Previously-held Classes

Cheesemaking 101
Homebrewing 101
Breadmaking 101
Preserving Your Bounty
Small Farm Conservation
Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden
Soil Fertility
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Planning and Financing For Your Farm

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