July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019
Last week myself and our summer student Sam had the opportunity to visit Alton Estate Winery, one of our Thursday vendors. The photo here is of us planting new Grape Vines! Here is what she had to say about it:
As a student who studies food science, I thought it was an amazing educational experience visiting Alton Estates Winery. Usually, I only get to enjoy wine when it is fully processed and I’m having it with a meal, however, visiting the winery allowed me the opportunity to experience wine in a whole different way. The best part was learning how the grape vines grow. It amazed me that when the tiny grape vines are planted, they are already four years old! Also, the agriculture behind wine making is so detailed and intricate. The vines are very picky if they are not planted in the proper environment. I have my own aspirations to work at or open up a winery of my own one day. Alton Estates Winery gave me the chance to learn the basic skills and experience to further my future career goals. I cannot wait to back to learn about the next phase in wine making!
We have been having such a great response to all of the workshops and cooking classes that have been happening lately. It is such a wonderful opportunity to tap into the talent of chefs, farmers and teachers in our area.
This week, Heather Pinsky of Naturally Vegan will be returning. In the dead of winter when things were awfully quiet around here, she brought in a huge crowd, eager to learn the ways of vegan cooking.
On the menu this round is Caesar Salad with Maple Tempeh Bacon. She will be featuring produce from our outdoor vendors and working with a lettuce called “little gem” instead of romaine. It tends to have a similar texture, with a sweet juiciness factor. Perfect for caesar salad!