LACE closed April 16th-21st

13 Apr

We would like to remind you that LACE will be closed next week (16th-21st), which means all programs and events are cancelled (The Open Table and Kids Cooking Up a Story) in addition to the store being closed.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see you back the next week when all programs and events will resume as usual.

Thank you for your understanding!

Visit to Cate Farm

7 Apr

For the final class of Junior F.O.O.D. we took a trip to Cate Farm in Plainfield, and had a great time seeing their little seedlings, and hanging out in the warm greenhouse! Sally showed us various methods of extending the season, and also how start seedlings (Cate Farm has a seedling sale starting in mid-May).  We also had the opportunity to visit Vermont Salumi, a recently started company, run by Sally’s son, Pete. We learned a lot about how to make sausage (maybe more than the kids would have like to know!), parts of the pig, and where Pete learned to make sausage in Italy.  It was definitely a learning experience, and smelled great as a plus!

Vote For LACE!

6 Apr

LACE has made a submission to the Skinny Pancake $500 Garden Grant competition and we could use your support! Our proposal is for the Junior F.O.O.D. Teen Garden Dinners, a program scheduled to start this summer. Local teens will help in our community garden plot with planting, maintenance and harvesting.  Using produce from the garden plot and our newly constructed raised beds in the front windows, the teens will plan a menu, and then cook a family style meal together.  Through this experience, teens will have the opportunity to learn kitchen skills and to think about and discuss critically issues that relate to food in our community. We anticipate this program to be a lot of fun, and a really engaging experience for local youth.  We appreciate your support!

Follow the link to vote here: http://www.skinnypancake.com/grant

Junior F.O.O.D. Round Two!

6 Apr

As we ended our very successful first session of Junior F.O.O.D. with a fantastic visit to Cate Farm (photos to come soon), we are planning for the next session, scheduled to start May 7th and run through June 4th, every Saturday from 10am-12pm. We are very excited to start cooking with more fresh foods, and have some guest chefs join us in the kitchen.  Please see the poster below for more information. The enrollment form and scholarship application can also be found below, or on our website.

Jr FOOD enrollment

scholarship app

Congratulations to the Junior F.O.O.D. chefs!

28 Mar

This past Saturday, the Junior F.O.O.D. chefs did a fabulous job of preparing a portion of the community meal and sharing it with their family and friends! We made vegetable soup and apple cider doughnut holes! Yum!

Story Hour is on for this week!

22 Mar

Both the Wednesday and Friday Kids Cooking Up a Story are on for this week.  On Wednesday we will be reading about making apple pie and traveling around the world. On Friday we will have a special guest, Sofia, who will read about and cook with potatoes!

See you there!

Let’s Get Cooking! Hands-On Classes with Lisa Masé!

22 Mar

We are excited to announce a cooking class series Starting April 9th!

**Make time to cook.**
**Save money by cooking with whole, simple ingredients.**

Cooking Classes with Lisa Mase

Free intro session Saturday April 9th, 10:30-noon at LACE

Two follow-up workshops Saturday April 16th and 23rd, 10:30-noon at LACE
$20 each to drop in or $35 for both workshops

We will cook, taste, and take home terrific spring dishes!

Please pre-register with Lisa:
lisamase@gmail.com or 802.598.9206

Let’s get cooking!

Check out Lisa’s blog!