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This winter we have a hankering for fresh, local veggies to help us clear away all the richness of the holidays and embrace the renewal of the new year! Let Chef Addy show you how vegetables can be just as delicious on their own and won't be stuck as second-fiddle to meat. You'll be shocked at the varieties of flavors and textures you can create with the humble vegetable!
In this lively, hands-on cooking class you’ll learn how to create an exciting three-course meal based on seasonal, local food, and increase your comfort in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles.
Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get cooking!
All cooking classes at Appleton Farms are BYOB. Feel free to bring your own wine and/or beer.
- Wednesday, January 15 from 6-8 pm | Menu 1
- Friday, January 24 from 6-8 pm | Menu 1
- Friday, February 7 from 6-8 pm | Menu 1
- Wednesday, February 12 from 6-8 pm | Menu 2
- Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8 pm | Menu 2
- Friday, March 27 from 6-8 pm | Menu 2
- Shaved brussels sprouts and kale salad with chopped watermelon radish, kohlrabi, rainbow carrots, beets and cauliflower.
- Moroccan Butternut squash and leek tagine with preserved lemons, parsley, currants, lovage, carrots, potatoes over couscous.
- Poached apple and pear tart with a maple cream filling and rosemary-thyme crust.
- Berbere lentil salad with winter greens and root vegetables
- Cabbage and rutabaga gratin with an herbed crust
- Ricotta fritters in a blackberry sauce with chocolate shortbread
Both menus are vegetarian, but not gluten-free or vegan. To inquire about allergies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Appleton Farms is not a gluten or nut-free facility and there's always a slight risk of cross contamination.
Our hands-on cooking classes are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new cooking styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:
- Each class is centered on the local, seasonal farmers, so menus may change slightly based on what’s available the day of the event.
- During each class, you’ll learn 2 or 3 recipes, you’ll work together as a group to create them. Class sizes are small; no more than 8-12 people per class.
- Classes are usually 2 hours long, unless otherwise noted.
- Please be prepared to be on your feet, standing at a table, and cooking for the duration of class.
- We recommend comfortable, non-slip, and closed-toe shoes.
Tickets: $72 for Trustees member and $90 for Non-Trustees Members.
About Chef Addy
As a native New Yorker, Addy was enveloped in a rich and diverse culinary world that inspired her passion for culinary arts and taught her the invaluable life lesson that sharing food creates opportunity for human connection. After graduating from Skidmore College, Addy became the executive pastry chef for BOCA in Stamford, Connecticut before moving to California. There she had the opportunity to be part of the original team as the founding chef in opening EVE Encinitas, a vegan cafe just north of San Diego that highlighted organic, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. It was during the creation of the first iteration of the menu that Addy was able to draw from her New York background, highlighting recipes and techniques taught to her from neighbors that arrived from all over the world. In mastering vegan cuisine, Addy became adept at changing her menu to fit a variety of restrictive diets and food intolerances. Over time Addy realized that her passion for food was rooted in deeper values of food access, food justice, farming practices that protect the environment, and participation in local systems. She and her husband moved to New England to pursue a life in agriculture with the dream of one day connecting more of their community to the land they occupy by sharing and preparing food!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Please book in advance: All attendees MUST book in advance join a program. Many classes sell out so we recommend booking at least two (2) weeks in advance. If you’d like to join a wait list for a class, please email email@example.com.
- Program Confirmations: We do not have physical tickets for our programs. You will receive a confirmation receipt after purchasing the class and we will email you 1-2 days in advance with additional information. There is no need to bring a printed confirmation to class.
- Last minute bookings: If you’re booking your ticket less than 48 hours in advance of a program, we ask that you please email firstname.lastname@example.org to give us a heads up so we can alert the chef. In some cases, our chefs will need to prep several days in advance and will not be able to accommodate last minute bookings.
- Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact email@example.com at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.
- Directions to the Farm: On 1A South, farm is about two miles south of downtown Ipswich. When you see Presbyterian Church on your right, it’s a little more than a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your right. If you reach downtown Hamilton, you have gone too far. ON 1A North, farm is about four miles north of downtown Hamilton. When you see Entering Ipswich sign on your left, it’s about a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your left. If you reach downtown Ipswich, you have gone too far
- Where to park: Once you’ve turned off IA, drive to the first fork in the road and then bear to the right, following sign for Farm Offices. Continue following the road, all the way to the end and then proceed straight into the Farm Offices parking lot, where you can park. Enter the farmhouse through the front door (larger porch), where you will be greeted.
- Buy out a class/private classes: Have a group that wants to take a class together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create public private versions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event is part of the Appleton Cooks! program. For more information about Appleton Cooks! and similar events please click here.