• May 2015

    • 30: Basic Herbal Preparations

      Basic techniques will be used to create herbal preparations, including teas (both decoctions and infusions), salves, creams, tinctures and oils. The focus will be on preparation methods, and not on basic herbal methods or specific uses of herbs, although there  Continue Reading »

  • July 2015

    • 8: Cooking 101: The Basics of Cooking

      (First of three cooking classes) Transition from “assembling” food from various pre-prepared components to actually cooking it yourself, safely and enjoyably. Class will cover: basic knife skills and cutting techniques, basic cooking methods, reading a recipe and meal planning. And  Continue Reading »

    • 15: Cooking 102: Cooking Meat

      (Second of three cooking classes) Instruction on the basics of cooking various meats, including: butchering a whole chicken, roasting, braising, searing and oven-finishing, proper seasoning techniques and safe meat handling procedures. Come for one session or all three! Cooking 101:  Continue Reading »

    • 22: Cooking 103: Cooking Veggies!

      (Last of three cooking classes) Everyone knows we should eat more fresh veggies. If you don’t want to break the bank, this means learning how to cook them on your own! This class will cover the basics for how to  Continue Reading »

  • September 2015

    • 12: Basics of Vegetable Fermentation

      Like sauerkraut? Sour pickles? Vegetable ferments are a safe and easy way to help preserve your summer garden’s bounty all while packing a powerful nutritional punch. Learn how to make your own in this hands-on workshop. Sample a variety of  Continue Reading »

    • 19: 5th Annual Harvest Dinner

      Celebrate the fall harvest and support White Violet Center at this sumptuous farm to table feast set in the gardens of White Violet Center at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Join like-minded local food supporters and the alpacas for this one-of-a-kind culinary  Continue Reading »

    • 27: Alpaca Farm Open House

      White Violet Farm Alpacas will join alpaca breeders across the United States and Canada in observance of the annual National Alpaca Farm Days. Meet the alpacas up close and meet those who care for them. Shop for alpaca items and  Continue Reading »