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Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat-Campobello

$495

with Chris Toy, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 , runs for 1 week

Enjoy a weekend with your instructor, Chris Toy, the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. 

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will be immersed in the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Only Acadian Arts Retreats participants will be allowed to reserve overnight accommodations in the park.

Acadian Arts Retreat Asian Fusion Cooking at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada

$495

with Chris Toy, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park. 

Acadian Arts Retreat: Asian Fusion Cooking - Roosevelt Campobello Park

$495

with Chris Toy, Westbrook Adult Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 at 12 pm

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created. Tuition includes all lunches and dinners (Breakfast is included with room price. Day students are welcome. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will get to explore the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee, as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. Also included, is a private concert by award winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Special guest Catherine Hunter, will discuss Native American Basketry (included). Register for the retreat, then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park.

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat (Campobello)

$495

with Chris Toy, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Jun 21, 2024 at 1 pm
3 additional sessions through Oct 11, 2024

Your instructor, Chris Toy, is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian cooking for several Maine community education programs.  Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients.  Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques and stories behind the dishes being created.

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island.  We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages.  Workshop participants will be immersed in the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century! All meals are included in the workshop fee plus specially planned evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops. We convene on Friday at 1pm with classes throughout the weekend and end on Monday at 11 am.

 

Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations (an additional cost).  Only Acadian Arts Retreats' participants will be allowed to reserve overnight accommodations in the park.

Please note: Included in the workshop registration is a $40 non-refundable fee should you have to cancel.

 

 

Miso Making Workshop
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Miso Making Workshop

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with Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Jun 22, 2024 at 1 pm

Join go-en fermented foods for a sweet (quick ferment) miso-making workshop and discussion about miso and its uses as well as the history and cultural significance of this traditional fermented food of Japan. Having been produced for more than a millennium, miso utilizes techniques and relationships that have been passed down from generation to generation with little alteration. Learn why that is and get to know the microbial partners within and around us that have agreed to carry on these relationships. In this hands-on workshop, the goal is to send participants home with the confidence to tackle miso on their own, along with a jar of sweet miso to ferment.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Cost: $40-60 sliding scale

 For online registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKH7wJ49h5ZDuA8NVOW2SsFAW-eeNAk_1ROcliTmY4YfVo7w/viewform

Acadian Arts Asian Fusion Cooking Retreat at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada

$495

with Chris Toy, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 12, 2024

Your instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian-fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the dishes being created.

Step back to a time when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to their “beautiful little island” in the Canadian Maritimes, Campobello Island. We will be exclusive guests of the international park, staying in historic Victorian cottages. Workshop participants will explore and paint the same coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century. All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops, including a private concert by award winning Celtic Fiddle player, Katherine Moller, in the Victorian parlor of Hubbard House. Register for the retreat then call Sherry Mitchell at 506-752-2922 to make room reservations. Acadian Arts Retreats participants will have exclusive overnight accommodations in the park. 

Comments from recent Acadian Arts Retreats participants: 

“I learned so much that Chris taught me, and the recipes were attainable."  “Chris speaks slowly and encourages questions."

Maine Open Farm Day
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Maine Open Farm Day

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with Chris Knapp, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Jul 28, 2024 at 11 am

Visit the working homestead and education center of Maine Local Living School on Open Farm Day! We will lead tours of the campus including the ice house, root cellar, greenhouse and gardens, solar food dehydrator, animal barn, and the classroom/workshop. Visitors will learn about and interact with earth-friendly systems including rainwater collection and solar water heating, rocket stoves and outdoor kitchens, composting toilets, and alternative building construction. Visitors will also have the opportunity to put their hands to work on a homestead project and try cookies made with acorn flour. Free and open to the public.

Date: Sunday, July 28, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Maine Blueberries: They’re Wild!

$30

with Maine Tasting Center, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Aug 3, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover the difference between the original Maine wild blueberry and hybridized “grocery store” blueberries through a guided tasting experience showcasing a variety of blueberry products made by Mainers. The iconic wild blueberry's 10,000-year history as the original superfood of Maine is an age-old story packed with flavor - we'll leave you in good taste as you see for yourself what sets the Maine wild blueberry apart from the rest! In this class, attendees will learn about Maine's wild blueberry industry while sampling a wide variety of wild blueberry products made by Maine producers.





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