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March 2020

CANCELED- Garlic Lovers

March 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65.00

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED With spring produce still a distant dream, March menus are the perfect place to inject a punch of flavor and excitement with a year-round favorite: garlic. Aside from its unmistakable and irreplaceable flavor, garlic boasts numerous health benefits and is an important ingredient in many cuisines. In this hands on class with instructor and registered dietician, Ranelle Kirchner, you'll learn all about how to use garlic in delicious vegetarian recipes from around the globe that…

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CANCELED- Banh Mi

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65.00

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED The Twin Cities boasts more than a few places to snag a delicious Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich but with the right knowledge and ingredients, you can create a tasty Banh Mi in your own kitchen. Banh Mi are more than just sandwiches, they tell a story of Vietnamese history and the effects of colonialism on its cuisine. In this hands on class, Chef Chris Buchel will share his love of Vietnamese cuisine as you explore…

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CANCELED- Exploring Ethiopian and Eritrean Flavors

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65.00

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED Explore the delicious flavors and techniques of authentic Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine in this class with instructor Mimi Selam. With approachable techniques you can replicate at home, you'll learn to cook dishes with a variety of fresh ingredients and flavors, from light and mild to sizzling plates packed with exotic spices. Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine is also famous for flavorful vegetarian dishes that can be enjoyed by meat-eaters and vegetarians alike! Class menu will include:…

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CANCELED- Lahmajun: Armenian Pizza

March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65.00

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED Armenia may be a small country but it's well known for its flavorful and unique cuisine that marries influences from the surrounding countries in the region. One specialty, in particular, has made a name for Armenian food across the globe -- Lahmajun. This Armenian take on pizza consists of chewy hand-tossed and formed flatbread topped with a mildly spicy ground meat topping. In this hands on class with instructor Judy Ohannesian you'll work together making…

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CANCELED- Ayurvedic Breakfast

March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
$65.00

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED Using the five elements found in nature as its guiding principles, Ayurveda, India's ancient system of holistic health and wellbeing, beckons us to revisit our approach to food, ingredients, and cooking techniques. Health and wellness is the foundation of Ayurvedic cooking, which utilizes six tastes to bring satisfaction and balance to all levels of mind, body, and spirit. The typical American breakfast of smoothies, cold cereals, and refined carbohydrates contradicts many of the principles of…

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May 2020

Season Preview Webinar with Mississippi Market

May 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Good Acre, 1790 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 United States
Free

Join us on Wednesday, May 6th for a Zoom webinar giving you an inside look at the upcoming growing season! Our featured speakers include UMN Climatologist Mark Seeley, and The Good Acre's Grower Support Specialist, David VanEeckhout. Mark will kick things off with an in-depth look at the current climate and weather challenges our farmers are facing and will share his farm-focused forecast for the growing season ahead. Next, David Van Eeckhout, will talk about how farmers in our region…

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August 2020

Discover: Sourdough with Laune Bread

August 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Laune Bread is subscription based micro-bakery based in Minneapolis. Their naturally leavened sourdough breads are whole grain focused and sourced primarily from Minnesota. They bake their breads with freshly milled local flour and rely on natural fermentation to turn out beautiful loaves of sourdough. A bit European, a bit west coast American, Laune Bread is committed to producing high quality, local, "slow" bread. Join us in this Zoom webinar where you'll learn about the process of natural bread fermentation from…

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September 2020

Discover: Apples with Minneapolis Cider Co.

September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

When fall is in the air, it’s time to put cider in your cup! Join us on Thursday, September 24th for a virtual celebration all about apples and the art of cider making with Jason Dayton and Rob Fisk of Minneapolis Cider Company, a local cider company based in Northeast, Minneapolis. In this free class, you’ll learn about the different varieties of local cider and spirits made at Minneapolis Cider Company. Head Cider Maker, Rob Fisk, will share insight into…

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October 2020

Discover: Knives with Tera Forge

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Prepare yourself for a knife class like no other! Stephen Aysta, owner of Tera Forge Knives will walk you through the basics of knife anatomy and construction and common knife terms and their meanings. Stephen will also go in-depth into the styles of knives and their intended uses, steel considerations, edge angle mysteries, and easy maintenance tips. Who better than someone with over 20 years of knife making and sharpening experience to help you hone your knowledge on the most…

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February 2021

Discover: Beyond Soul Food

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States
Free

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a virtual soulful cooking class led by TGA’s Culinary Education Manager, Chef Lachelle Cunningham. Chef Lachelle will guide you through the plant-based foundations of soul food and reveal some of the healing properties of the common herbs and spices used to build flavors of this distinctly American cuisine. Hear about how this cuisine and its evolution has impacted Lachelle’s personal food story and then follow along as she demonstrates one of…

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May 2021

2021 Season Preview

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States
Free

Join us for our second annual season preview, a virtual event that will give you an inside look at the climate and conditions local growers are facing this growing season. Our featured speakers include UMN Climatologist Mark Seeley, and The Good Acre’s Farm Program Director, David Van Eeckhout. Mark will kick things off with an in-depth look at current climate and weather trends and will share his farm-focused forecast for the growing season ahead. Next, David will talk about how…

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July 2021

Understanding Pricing and Optimizing Costs

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Welcome to another virtual workshop in our So You Want to Start a Food Business series! This time, we're talking all about the almighty dollar. As a new, small producer the first step you take into the marketplace is setting your price. Too high and your new product is dead on arrival, too low and you may spend years losing money until you can increase it to where it should have been from the start. Starting a CPG food business…

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