On the first Saturday 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 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. You never know what delicious treasure you will discover at Hope Farms First Saturdays, each month showcasing a special theme.
We present free Cook the Harvest demonstrations every Saturday, featuring easy-to-prepare, delicious dishes using freshly harvested veggies available at market that day. The veg may be unfamiliar to many, so 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.
On First Saturdays we feature free Chefs in the Field classes featuring celebrity chef teachers to add to the fun.
Zeenath Selvakumar, one of our Founding S.P.I.C.E. members conducts a free yoga class each Saturday morning at 9:00. 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.
First Saturdays also offer free Gardening Classes to members of the Hope Farms Community Garden and other visitors to the farm.Offering seasonal advice and insider tips for growing your own food and flowers at home, students often get a gift of free plant start or seeds.