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Let's Grow Akron Cooking Workshop:

Grilled Eggplant by Chef Jennifer Tidwell

2022-08-11 18:00:00 2022-08-11 19:00:00 America/New_York Let's Grow Akron Cooking Workshop: Join Let's Grow Akron for a summer cooking demonstration, hosted by Maple Valley Branch. Zoom participation with food kits available for the first 10 registrants. Maple Valley Branch Library

Thursday, August 11
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-11 18:00:00 2022-08-11 19:00:00 America/New_York Let's Grow Akron Cooking Workshop: Join Let's Grow Akron for a summer cooking demonstration, hosted by Maple Valley Branch. Zoom participation with food kits available for the first 10 registrants. Maple Valley Branch Library

Join Let's Grow Akron for a summer cooking demonstration, hosted by Maple Valley Branch. Zoom participation with food kits available for the first 10 registrants.

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

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

In this ongoing series, local chefs will prepare 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 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 available for pick up at Maple Valley Branch for the first ten who register.

The theme for this series of classes is local, seasonal eating. The benefits of cooking and eating produce 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.

A log-in will be sent three days prior to the event. Please do not share the web link for this program. If someone else is interested in attending, please have them contact the library to register.

A webcam and microphone may be necessary for participation in this interactive event. If you have one or neither of these, your level of participation will be limited.

If you do not have an email address, please contact the Maple Valley Branch at 330.864.5721 to learn how to participate in this program via phone.


"Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone" edited by Jenni Ferrari-Adler

"Vegetables [eBook]: 250 Bold, Simple Recipes for Every Season" by Christopher Kimball

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Home & Garden | Food & Cooking | Education | Community Event |

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Maple Valley Branch Library

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

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 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.

Upcoming Events

Fri, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Parking Lot

Wed, Aug 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room
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Sat, Aug 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Community Room
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