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Let's Grow Akron Seasonal Cooking Workshop

Pestos by Chef Dannika Stevenson

2022-06-09 18:00:00 2022-06-09 19:00:00 America/New_York Let's Grow Akron Seasonal Cooking Workshop Join Let's Grow Akron for a summer cooking demonstration, hosted by Maple Valley Library. Zoom participation with a local chef is unlimited. Food kits are available for the first 10 registrants. Maple Valley Branch Library

Thursday, June 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-06-09 18:00:00 2022-06-09 19:00:00 America/New_York Let's Grow Akron Seasonal Cooking Workshop Join Let's Grow Akron for a summer cooking demonstration, hosted by Maple Valley Library. Zoom participation with a local chef is unlimited. Food kits are available for the first 10 registrants. Maple Valley Branch Library

Join Let's Grow Akron for a summer cooking demonstration, hosted by Maple Valley Library. Zoom participation with a local chef is unlimited. Food kits are available for the first 10 registrants.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.864.5721.

This program, with a local chef, will be presented on Zoom.

In this ongoing series, local chefs will be preparing a budget-friendly, seasonal dish with fresh produce available at the Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmer’s Market and/or Let’s Grow Akron Community Farm Market. Details about these markets will be shared at each session and can be found on Let’s Grow Akron’s website: www.letsgrowakron.org.

FREE Food kits including the ingredients needed to prepare the seasonal dish will be made available for pick up at the Maple Valley Branch Library for the first 10 people to register.

The theme for this series of classes is local, seasonal eating. The benefits of cooking and eating produce that is grown locally and harvested in season will be emphasized. Seasonal produce is more readily available and therefore, more affordable at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Local produce is harvested closer to ripeness and travels a shorter distance from the farm to the grocery store therefore, retaining more nutrients and reducing impact on the environment. Purchasing from local growers and producers stimulates and strengthens the local economy. Seasonal produce grown and harvested locally has the best flavor!

Each class will include a 30-minute cooking demonstration plus 15 minutes for Q&A and 15 minutes to share information about Let’s Grow Akron Community Farm Market, Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmer's Market, and local farmer’s market nutrition incentive programs.


"The Pesto Cookbook: 116 Recipes for Creative Herb Combinations and Dishes Bursting with Flavor" by Olwen Woodier by Grace Parisi

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Food & Cooking |

TAGS: | Local food | Health & Wellness | Cooking |

Maple Valley Branch Library

maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.864.5721
Branch manager
Tonya Wright

Hours
We're closed Monday July 04 due to Independence Day
Mon, Jun 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 03 Closed

About the branch

The Maple Valley Branch Library is a key component of a neighborhood that finds a welcoming community gathering place within its walls. Artwork features local artists Debra Calhoun, Melissa Daubert, and the late Miller Horns, and a plaque pays tribute to poet and Maple Valley childhood customer Rita Dove. Rich book, movie, and music collections celebrate, among other genres, the extensive contribution of African-Americans to the arts, literature. In addition, the library is a hub of activity that ranges from computers and computer classes, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning and faxing, to hundreds of programs for all ages on themes as diverse as local history, book discussions, crafting, storytelling, homework help, and more.

Local non-profit groups meet at the Maple Valley Branch Library frequently, and Library staff can be found participating in events at local schools and as participants in community organizations working toward neighborhood success. Maple Valley Branch Library is the one-stop spot for education, creativity, and entertainment to suit all interests.

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