We present free cooking demonstrations at our First Wednesday Evening markets. The free presentation features an easy-to-prepare, delicious dish using a veggie available at market that day that may be unfamiliar to many. It’s a great opportunity to try something new. The demo is fun for all ages and we often recruit a sous chef from the spectators for a little more hands-on experience.
Cook the Harvest Classes are offered each month with a special theme and prices for adults or families to participate. Often, we host a celebrity chef teacher to add to the fun. These classes are limited in size and must be booked in advance. See Classes for more details.
Zeenath Selvakumar, one of our Founding S.P.I.C.E. members, normally conducts a free yoga class each Saturday morning. Everyone is welcome to join her. We have a collection of mats, thanks to the Give Back Yoga Foundation, but you are free to bring your own and join in. Our yoga enthusiasts linger to do a little deadheading and garden clean up in the Chefs Kitchen Garden before they depart each week.
On the first Wednesday evening of each month, we invite local makers to join us as well as schedule a series of classes, crafts, and prepared food to extend the fun from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. You never know what delicious treasure you will discover at Hope Farms First Wednesdays. We honor public health guidelines of masking and social distancing at this and all farm events.
Produce is harvested immediately before our markets, so you are getting the freshest food possible and you won’t believe the difference in flavors. To best serve our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added an online ordering system so your order is ready for easy pick-up or delivery. You don’t have to order in advance to buy our just-harvested fruits and veggies-but here is the LINK in case you want to.
We frequently offer free Gardening Classes to members of the Hope Farms Community Garden during First Wednesdays Evening Market and offer a regular schedule of themed garden classes for both children and adults. These classes are limited in size and must be booked in advance. See Classes for more details.