Summer on a Plate: Cooking Classes and More at Appleton Farms

Summer on a Plate: Cooking Classes and More at Appleton Farms

North Shore Dish – Summer on a Plate: Cooking Classes and More at Appleton Farms – Quite a few people were working in the kitchen, and everything was running smoothly. Carolyn Grieco, who is the host of Farm Cooking With Carolyn, recently taught a fantastic class at the new display kitchen at Appleton Farms, which we were fortunate enough to attend.

We would like to inform you about the fascinating food-related activities that are taking place at the farm before we proceed with the description of the programme. To begin, there is a dairy and farm store that sells a variety of products produced from the surrounding area, including milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt, cattle, eggs from the farm, and other items. The store is open from 11:00 to 6:00 on Mondays through Fridays, and from 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Delightful Dining Experiences and Culinary Workshops

The second thing to mention is that there is a new café that is open from 11:00 to 2:00 on Wednesdays through Saturdays and serves salads, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages. Third, there will be family farm dinners on certain Friday nights during the months of July and August. These dinners will include pizza made in the recently constructed earth oven that the organisation has.

Last but not least, the Appleton Cooks series of seminars and workshops plans to host thirty events throughout the months of June, July, and August.

These events will include classes on cheesemaking, pasta making, gluten-free living, seasonal tapas, and a great deal more. It costs between $25 and $85 for those who are not members of Trustee.

Attending the class was a wonderful experience for us, and we came away with new friends, as well as insights into food profiles and delicious meals. Gathered in the kitchen, meticulously arranged with workstations and farm-fresh ingredients, we convened as Carolyn guided us through the menu. Afterward, we divided into three or four groups to begin preparing the food.

Culinary Creativity Unleashed

A picnic baguette filled with veggies, spicy peanut noodles with snap peas on top, green goddess chicken salad with cucumber and avocado on top, and strawberry shortcake baked in a pan were all part of the meal. As we worked together to make the lunch, Carolyn showed a lot of different skills.

With skillful precision, she wielded a knife, “tempered” the cooked chicken, arranged the pre-made salad, and ensured the perfection of the pita chips by turning the trays. Brimming with energy as she conversed, she imparted valuable tips to cooks of all levels, both new and experienced.

She was happy to make changes for people with dietary needs. For example, someone who doesn’t like spicy foods brought her own chips without cayenne, and for the veggie in the group, we made a salad without chicken.


We went for a short walk to the kitchen garden to pick herbs, which we then mixed with farm butter. This was done while the dinner’s parts were cooking and chilling at the same time. We spread the picnic loaf on sliced bread and ate it with freshly picked radishes while Carolyn showed us how to make it. Because they have to sit down all night, she brought some that were already made for our food.

It was a really tasty dinner. There was no smell or taste of something being old. The chicken went well with the green goddess dressing, and the spicy noodles went well with the blanched snap peas. The picnic loaf was full of goat cheese and veggies that had been marinated in balsamic vinegar, and the dessert was warm and tasty.

The fact that this 375-year-old farm is catering to the North Shore’s desire for farm-to-table, locally grown food and new dining experiences makes us very happy. We’ll see you at the farm!

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