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June Workshop

June 26 @ 10:00 am - June 28 @ 2:00 pm

| $425

Our workshop program focuses on fundamental cooking and gardening skills, encouraging a more sustainable lifestyle. In each class, students work together to create a multi-course meal, made from local ingredients. Over the course of three days, students will learn a range of skills including knife skills, how to bake a crusty loaf of bread, how to maintain a culinary garden and how to make a lovely meal from what’s in your backyard.  At Salt Water Farm, we cook instinctually, and by the week’s end, so will you.

Monday: Bread Baking, Backyard Gardening, Knife Skills and Culinary Basics (10am-2pm)

  • Making a crusty loaf of bread: the difference between a natural leaven and a commerical leaven
  • Butter from fresh cream, served with garden radishes
  • Assembling a garden salad with herbs, lettuces and edible flowers
  • Making homemade vinaigrette
  • Eggs from the coop: asparagus frittata with local goat cheese and herbs
  • How to make cornmeal biscuits, first-of-the-season strawberries and fresh cream
  • A tour and discussion of creating an edible gardenscape: Seed starting, establishing beds, building compost, and integrating edible flowers, herbs and vegetables in a low maintenance garden plan

Tuesday: Seafood (10am-2pm)

  • Conversation about fish native to Maine: how to shop for fish and how to cook it
  • A visit to Mike and Lynn Hutchins’ lobster shop
  • Rock crab salad on buttered toasts
  • How to handle fish and how to make fish stock
  • How to shuck an oyster and make a mignonette
  • Penobscot Bay Bouillabaisse
  • Tarts from scratch: lemon tart

Wednesday: Meat, Grains & Vegetables (10am-2pm)

  • How to shop for meat
  • Butchering (cutting, not killing) a chicken and making chicken stock
  • Basic cooking techniques: searing, braising, roasting
  • Baby beets and their greens with chevre
  • Wheat berries with grilled asparagus, lemon and herbs
  • Carrot cake with mascarpone frosting


June 26 @ 10:00 am
June 28 @ 2:00 pm
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Annemarie Ahearn
(414) 803-8171


Salt Water Farm
Salt Water Farm Road
Lincolnville, ME 04849 United States
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