Blue Ribbon Pavilion – Stevens Room
Join us for Food/Flora/Fresh demonstrations held all three days during the show in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion classroom.. Watch these local chefs, growers and herbalists use fresh food, flowers and herbs to create meals, teas, fresh juices, and more! They are sure to inspire new ideas and ways to use fresh, local ingredients from our Vermont gardens and farms.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Alexa is a basketmaker and plant and fiber artist. She will guide you through the process of creating a traditional coil basket integrating native Vermont plants, as well as dyeing yarn, raffia and other natural fibers from indigenous flowers and plants.
Jennie Davis, owner of Firefly Flowers in Colchester, VT specializes in growing and supplying vibrant, fresh wildflowers for special events and local farmer’s markets. Learn how to select, grow and harvest flowers for a variety of applications in the kitchen!. To learn more about Jennie visit www.fireflyflowers.org.
Anne Haynie Collins has degrees in engineering, but her true love is pie. She has been collecting recipes and baking pies since childhood. Collins is the author of “Vintage Pies: Classic American Pies for Today’s Home Baker” and lives in Cornwall, Vermont.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Join Juice Amour’s owners Sherri Bannister to learn about the incredible health benefits of regular juicing for the entire family. Learn how to prepare and juice a variety of fruits and vegetables whilw creating combinations that are nutrient packed and delicious. For the kids we will have tables for creating art with veggies and fruits and awesome 100% juice popsicles. To learn more about Juice Amour visit www.juiceamour.com.
Rebecca Freedner, owner of Heartfire Henna Studio will demonstrate her techniques for henna application on audience members. She will also be sharing the history of the henna plant as an auspicious, ancient form of adornment for everyday living. To learn more about Rebecca and her art please visit www.heartfirehenna.com.
Join Katie Baas, chef/owner of Lucky Star Catering, who specializes in the rustic and pastoral recipes that follow in the traditions of seasonal eating . . . familiar & comfortable food using Vermont’s freshest ingredients. Katie will share her ideas and recipes for transforming your CSA farm share into a variety of offerings. Katie will focus on how to get the most out of your share (or personal bumper crop), so you won’t get bored! To learn more about Katie visit www.luckystarcatering.squarespace.com
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Kori Gelinas, herablist/aromatherapist/yoga instructor/massage therapist of Willow Crossing Healing Arts & Botanicals and Prospect Rock Permaculture will offers a variety of simple but potent ways to incorporate self care and wellness rituals by harnessing the medicinal properties of plants and flowers. Kori will discuss methods of creating & employing aromatherapy, herbal teas & tinctures, syrups, and body care products that invite more balance, ease and well being into your life. To learn more about Kori visit www.WillowCrossing.org or www.MedicineWomyn.org.
Join Katie Baas, chef/owner of Lucky Star Catering, who specializes in the rustic and pastoral recipes that follow in the traditions of seasonal eating . . . familiar & comfortable food using Vermont’s freshest ingredients. Katie will offer her favorite ideas on how to use an abundance of fresh herbs from your garden to create sauces, dressings and oils that will really elevate the flavor factor in your cooking! To learn more about Katie visit www.luckystarcatering.squarespace.com