Spring Cooking Classes and Workshops

Early spring can be one of the trickiest times for local eating in Nova Scotia –  to continue finishing off last autumn’s root vegetables can be tough, especially when the grocery stores are full of spring veggies that won’t be harvested here for at least another month like asparagus and strawberries…

We’re shaking up our cooking class routine this time around by focusing on building food skills in one cooking class and two workshops that are designed to make this tough time of the local-food-year a little more fun to deal with.

Sprouting Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 14, 1:30-3:00 PM.

Location: Ecology Action Centre kitchen

Cost: $5

Learn how to grow sprouts!  Shelley Skedden from the Blois Family Farm will give us some pointers on growing sprouts at home.  We’ll have a wide selection of sprouts to snack on, and all participants will go home with a make-your-own sprouting kit.

Spring Cooking Class

Date: Monday, April 16, 6:00 PM

Location: Local Source Market

Cost: $15-25 (sliding scale)

This cooking class will focus on teaching how to adapt basic vegan, gluten-free recipes to in-season produce.  We hope to have a CSA box brainstorming session as part of this class to collectively brainstorm about how to build meals around local veggies.

(Please note –this kitchen is not a gluten-free space.  This workshop may not be suitable for those with severe wheat allergies.)

Mozzarella Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 21, 1:30-4:30 PM

Location: Local Source Market

Cost: $25

Learn how to make mozzarella!  Using fresh Foxhill milk, we’ll demonstrate how to make a stretched curd mozzarella, and then all participants will get to try it out!

Method of payment and Cancellation Policy:

Participants must pay upon registering for the class. We can accept cash, cheque or credit card. We require a credit card number or payment to secure your spot. Please note that we can only refund your registration fee if you cancel a minimum of two business days prior to the class. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to invite a friend to come in your place. (Please be conscious of allergies and dietary needs).

To register, please complete the information below and contact Alison at alison@ecologyaction.ca.

Registration Form


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Do you have any food allergies?

Are you interested in car pooling?

If yes, from which area of town are you traveling? __ Driver __ Passenger __ Either

Please Note: The #7, 42, 80 and 81 buses have stops along Robie Street and the #2, 4 and 52 buses have stops along North Street. We will also attempt to match participants interested in car pooling if possible.

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