This culinary week will utilize the August bounty of Roots to River Farm Organic Vegetables on and near the school's property and fruits from local orchards as the main inspiration for our menus. The produce will be a foil for various homemade pastas, flat breads made in our pizza oven, and tacos made with homemade corn and flour tortillas, so there are many useful techniques to learn. We will be picking from the fields, cooking, and preserving the fruits and vegetables. We will also be using them to enhance sustainably fished and locally raised meat dishes, so the week is not entirely vegetarian (if you are a vegetarian let us know and we will accomodate you).
The Farm Cooking School is set on a farm on the New Jersey side of the Delaware river by the town of Lambertville, a stones throw from the equally beautiful Bucks County in Pennsylvania (and the town of New Hope). This farm studded area gives New Jersey the name of The Garden State and the stone houses and bucolic windy roads on both sides of the river have a distinctly European feel. We rival the Hudson Valley for its bounty of small farms, and will visit several of them, as well as the towns, in the course of the week.
Participants can choose from a variety of local Inns and Airbnb's (not included; options are listed under the contact tab) to stay in. There will be at least 6 classes at the school and various demos at other culinary venues and farms. All classes are followed by a sit down meal (BYOB) to savor the fruits of your labor and all meals are included except one free evening.
The cost of the week is $1500 all inclusive except wine and one free evening. Please let us know if you will need transportation once you get here. Lambertville is a two hour bus ride from The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, which also stops at Newark Airport for pick ups and drop offs, and Philadelphia is 30 to 45 minutes by car.