4 dates to choose from in 2022!
Saturday, August 20 - 12-2 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 - 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 - 12-2 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 - 2-4 p.m.
Join us for our Bee-to-Bottle Tours at Next to Nature Farm. We will take you through the entire life cycle of a bee and discuss how they work tirelessly to collect nectar and produce honey for us to enjoy. You'll learn about honey harvesting, extraction, and even get to bottle your own 12-ounce honey to take home.
This class occurs both indoor and outdoor and will happen rain or shine. Cost is $15 per person, ages 5 and under are free. We ask that you arrive 10 minutes early for the class so we can begin promptly.
Only a few left!
We are offering beekeepers an option to purchase time in our commercial kitchen to use our honey extraction equipment. We will provide the uncapping and extraction equipment and tools. We will also work together as beekeepers to extract honey and learn from others.
The cost is $40 for a four-hour period. Sign up for a time below so we can space out access to the equipment. This extraction activity is meant for those beekeepers with 5 or fewer hives. This is meant as a learning experience for beekeepers and convenience to have all the equipment needed in one (air conditioned) space. Pick one time slot below and choose quantity of 1.
Timeframe and kitchen usage comes with the use of all extracting equipment that you would need to have a successful harvest. If 4 hours is not sufficient time for your extraction then add a second time slot.
Only a few left!
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 2-4 p.m.
Pressure canning is required for certain foods, including meat and low-acid foods like green beans. If certain foods are not prepared correctly, botulism will occur which is a deadly toxin. In this class, we will discuss what foods must be pressure canned, the equipment needed, cleaning and preparing foods for pressure canning, and safe pressure canning practices.
We will prepare a vegetable soup and a marinara with ground beef. Each participant will take home a quart of prepared vegetable soup at the end of the class. All participants receive materials on low-acid and high-acid foods and additional recipes.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Bouquet Building with Katie Stevens of R&R Acres, a flower farm.
Come build your own mason jar bouquet with fresh cut seasonal flowers. Katie will provide education and direction on bouquet building basics as well as cut flower care tips. All while you chose and arrange your own flowers from the abundant choices Katie will bring! From bucket to bouquet, and then home with you!
Cost is $55.