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Intro to Veggie Fermentation @ Camden Street Learning Garden on June 8th

Want to enjoy the tang and crunch of your own fermented vegetables in your home kitchen? Curious about the benfits of fermented foods?

Learn simple techniques to turn fresh veggies into tasty and healthy fermented foods. Take home a jar of sauerkraut to ferment and enjoy at home!

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Join Piedmont Picnic Project at Camden Street Learning Garden for this two-hour hands-on fermentation workshop — great for folks new to fermentation or others with more experience looking to pick up new techniques! We’ll use fresh veggies right out of the Camden Street Learning Garden to make salty, sour, pro-biotic-rich fermented vegetables – including sauerkraut, “kraut-chi,” and root veggies! Hear stories about southern ferments… is sauerkraut a southern tradition? Find out! Try samples in class and make and take a jar of your own to ferment at home! We’ll give you all the information you need to know and handouts to take with you.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

Skills you’ll learn:

  • The basics of fermentation, including how the process works, potential benefits, choosing a fermentation vessel, choosing ingredients, and creating the ideal environment for your ferment.
  • Everything you need to know to start fermenting simple pickles and condiments at home, including sauerkraut, “kraut-chi,” and root vegetable pickles.

What you’ll take away:

  • New knowledge and hands-on skills to ferment your own veggies at home.
  • Recipes and instruction sheets to get you started on your fermentation journey.
  • Lots of fermented veggie samples from class will go with you in your belly!
  • Your very own fermentation vessel with a starter batch of sauerkraut to ferment at home.

We’re excited to be hosting our very first workshop at Camden Street Learning Garden AND our very first “pay what you can” workshop to keep it accessible to all!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

About the instructors & host:

We believe you’ll enjoy your food more if you know the story behind it! Here’s how we’ll each help you do that.

Elizabeth Weichel has a background in public history and specializes in local history. She’ll help us to remember the ways that everything old is new again – growing, preserving, and fermenting your own food might be trendy now, but it’s nothing new! Learn how it all fits into the larger story of our local history.

Amanda Matson has carved out her own little urban homestead right here in Raleigh – growing, foraging, preserving, and fermenting her own food all on a small lot in the city — working toward total fruit and veggie independence and a nearly all-local table. She’ll teach you all of the hands-on skills you need to have your own little taste of homestead life – whether it’s adding home-fermented goodies to your table or farming your entire yard!

Camden Street Learning Garden is a one-acre garden in downtown Raleigh run by the Interfaith Food Shuttle. The garden provides community members with the opportunity to cultivate new relationships as they find out where their food comes from, how to grow it, and how to turn it into healthy and affordable meals.

Note: This workshop takes place outdoors –please dress comfortably for the weather.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

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Wild Fermentation Foraged Sodas Workshop @ Mystic Farm & Distillery May 18th

Have you ever wondered what springtime tastes like? Wanted to bottle up a perfect day and save it for later? We can teach you how!

Join us for a FREE foraging walk through the property at Mystic Farm & Distillery. Along the way, we’ll identify edible plants and add them to our jars which we’ll then turn into your very own personalized wild soda! This Wild Fermentation Foraged Sodas Walk + Workshop will conclude our Foragable Durham series started last fall.

Join the local-food educators from Piedmont Picnic Project for this two-hour hands-on wild history walk + picnic — great for folks interested in an introduction to foraging, looking to connect more closely to the Piedmont region of NC, and to learn the almost-magic secrets of wild fermentation!

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What you’ll take away:

  • New knowledge and hands-on skills to ID edible plants in the wild.
  • Instructions on using wild fermentation to create sodas and other beverages & and your very own jar of future soda from plants you’ve picked on the Mystic Farm & Distillery property.
  • New drink experiences made with wild fermentation (and some Mystic spirits!) along with recipes for you to replicate the process at home.

This is the fourth and final in the Foragable Durham series of events and workshops at Mystic Farm & Distillery designed to teach important skills that connect you more with your local food community and environment! Foragable Durham is part of the Foragable Communities initiative.

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About the Partners:

We believe you’ll enjoy your food more if you know the story behind it! Here’s how we’ll each help you do that.

                  

Piedmont Picnic Project seeks to connect people to their food through hands-on programming that builds skills and builds community. Learn how to produce your favorite food and drink while at the same time being rooted in the relevant history behind our local food traditions, people, and place.

Mystic Farm & Distillery is located in the heart of the Research Triangle on a 22-acre site. They transform local grains and botanicals into finely-crafted spirits, including bourbon liquour, bourbon, and gin.

Note: This workshop takes place rain or shine. The walk will include walking outside through some potentially uneven, forested, or grassy terrain. We recommend that you come dressed for the weather and for walking, including closed toe shoes and long pants, a hat/sunglasses/sunscreen and/or rain gear, and a water bottle.

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Cultured Dairy Fermentation Workshop @ Raleigh City Farm April 6th!

Want to enjoy the yummy tang and probiotic benefits of making your own cultured dairy products at home?

Learn several simple techniques to have a continuous supply of healthy, tasty fermented dairy at home for just a portion of the cost of their store-bought versions!

Join Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm for this two-hour hands-on fermentation workshop — great for beginners looking for an introduction to fermentation or experienced fermenters looking to learn new methods! We’ll learn everything you need to know about milk kefir, buttermilk, crème fraîche, and cultured butter. Enjoy samples of each of the products we learn about and take home your very own milk kefir starter grains in a fermentation vessel to get you started fermenting at home. As we taste and try our hand at fermentation on this farm in the city, we’ll also learn more about the history and traditions around dairy in our local Raleigh community.

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Skills you’ll learn:

  • The basics of fermentation, including how the process works, potential benefits, choosing a fermentation vessel, choosing ingredients, and creating the ideal environment for your ferment.
  • Everything you need to know to start fermenting simple cultured dairy products at home, including milk kefir, buttermilk, crème fraîche, and cultured butter.

What you’ll take away:

  • New knowledge and hands-on skills to ferment your own dairy at home.
  • Recipes and instruction sheets to get you started on your fermentation journey.
  • Lots of fermented dairy samples from class will go with you in your belly!
  • Your very own fermentation vessel with milk kefir starter grains to grow your own milk kefir at home.

This workshop is the second in a monthly series of Piedmont Picnic workshops at Raleigh City Farm this spring designed to each teach an important skill for producing and preserving your own food!

Eventbrite - Cultured Dairy Fermentation Workshop

About the instructors:

We believe you’ll enjoy your food more if you know the story behind it! Here’s how we’ll each help you do that.

Elizabeth Weichel has a background in public history and specializes in local history. She’ll help us to remember the ways that everything old is new again – growing, preserving, and fermenting your own food might be trendy now, but it’s nothing new! Learn how it all fits into the larger story of our local history.

Amanda Matson has carved out her own little urban homestead right here in Raleigh – growing, foraging, and preserving her own food all on a small lot in the city and working toward total fruit and veggie independence. She’ll teach you all of the hands-on skills you need to have your own little homestead – whether it’s the size of a single container garden or an entire yard!

Note: This workshop takes place outdoors at the beautiful Raleigh City Farm – a working farm right in downtown Raleigh! Please dress comfortably for the weather.

Eventbrite - Cultured Dairy Fermentation Workshop

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SOLD OUT! Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop April 15

Want to learn how to create the tangy goodness of sourdough bread in your home kitchen?

Join Piedmont Picnic Project for a Sourdough Bread Baking workshop with guest instructor, Janee Saletta of Sour Bakery on Sunday, April 15 at Raleigh City Farm!

Learn to create your own sourdough starter and bake delicious bread!

Taste samples and take home what you need for your very own sourdough starter.

This workshop is sold out, but check out our other upcoming workshops here

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Piedmont Pantry: Introduction to Yogurt + Yogurt Cheese | Saturday, November 11, 10 AM-12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

 

Join us for our Intro to Yogurt + Yogurt Cheese Making workshop at Raleigh City Farm on Saturday, November 11.

Interested in learning to make your own yogurt at home? Want to know how to make extra-thick Greek-style yogurt? How about how to turn your yogurt into creamy yogurt cheese or labneh? We’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make make yogurt at home with no special equipment and then turn it into Greek-style yogurt and labneh yogurt cheese. We’ll provide handouts and various samples of different variations on yogurt and yogurt cheese.

 RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE TO JOIN US.

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Dairy Fermentation on May 6

The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Dairy Fermentation | Saturday, May 6, 10 AM – 12 PM | Raleigh City Farm

Want to learn simple techniques to ferment your own dairy products at home? Are you curious about how to reap the benefits of fermented foods but not sure how to get started? Want to make gourmet pantry items without the cost of the store-bought alternative?

Join us by reserving your spot here!

We’ll guide you through three of the simplest, most hands-off, and safest fermented dairy products to start with: kefir, crème fraîche, and buttermilk.

Saturday, May 6, 10 AM – 12 PM
Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St.)

What to expect:
Hear stories of Raleigh’s famous dairy history and how it affected what we drink today.
Gain a thorough knowledge of some of the easiest dairy fermentation products to try yourself at home – including kefir, buttermilk, and creme fraiche!
Take home handouts and your own kefir grains to start fermenting it yourself!

Reserve your spot here.

We are so excited to be able to use Carolina Farmhouse Dairy milk for this class!  Check them out for a source of milk made from their farm’s friendly herd of Jersey cows grazed on a variety of grasses year-round and supplemented with organic, locally-milled feed.

This workshop is hosted outdoors on site at the lovely Raleigh City Farm in downtown Raleigh (800 N Blount St.).

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Veggie Fermentation

The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Introduction to Veggie Fermentation | Saturday, March 11, 10-12 AM | Raleigh City Farm

We’ve all heard about the benefits of adding probiotic-rich fermented foods to our diets.  Buying them at the store can get expensive, but how do you know how to make sure you’re safely getting the most out of these foods when making them at home?  Fermentation can seem like a mysterious process, but we’ll make it easy for you and break it down step-by-step by:
  • Providing the story, benefits, and process behind vegetable fermentation
  • Tasting an array of home-fermented veggies
  • Guiding you through a hands-on demonstration of home fermentation using two different methods
  • Sending you home with handouts and a fermentation vessel filled with a prepped veggie of your choice to get started right away at home!

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Join us! Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop

Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop | Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, June 11, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop!

Interested in learning to make your own yogurt at home? Want to know how to make extra-thick Greek-style yogurt? How about how to turn your yogurt into creamy yogurt cheese – labneh? We’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make make yogurt at home with no special equipment and then turn it into Greek-style yogurt or labneh yogurt cheese. We’ll provide a variety of mix-ins for you to choose from to make your very own ball of yogurt cheese to take home with you.

Reserve your spot here.

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Free Program! Fermentation History & How To

Join us for a FREE presentation on fermentation brought to you by Wake County Public Libraries!  We’ll give a general overview of fermentation history and methods as well as an in-depth demonstration on how to make your own sauerkraut.

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Get Cultured: Intro to Dairy Fermentation Class

Upcoming Class Schedule - Fall 2015

Join us for our upcoming class on dairy fermentation at Raleigh City Farm!

Location: Raleigh City Farm, 800 S Blount St., Raleigh

Time:  9-11 AM

Be sure to check out the Raleigh City Farm Stand (open 9-12) before you leave!

 

Get cultured: Intro to Dairy Fermentation + Fall Veggie Smoothies

Reserve your spot HERE for a place in our Intro to Dairy Fermentation class at Raleigh City Farm!

Learn some of the easiest dairy fermentation products to try yourself at home – including kefir, buttermilk, and creme fraiche! Receive kefir grains to take with you to try fermenting it yourself at home. Hear stories of Raleigh’s famous dairy history and how it affected what we drink today.  Enjoy smoothies made from kefir and fresh farm fall veggies while you learn.

And don’t forget to reserve your spot for our next class in November…

Ferment all the things: Intro to Veggie Fermentation + Pickle Bar

Reserve your spot HERE for a place in our Intro to Veggie Fermentation class at Raleigh City Farm!

Learn how to ferment your own vegetables at home! Hear stories about southern ferments…  is sauerkraut a southern tradition?  Find out!  We’ll use fresh farm fall veggies to make salty, sour, pro-biotic-rich fermented vegetables. Leave with a jar of your own to let ferment at home!

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