Thursday, April 3, 2014

Women in Agriculture

Today, I was lucky enough to be able to get out of the house sans kiddos to attend a women in agriculture event. It was sponsored by Farm Credit. There were vendors selling arts and crafts, as well as some farmers with eggs and honey.

There were some informational sessions. I watched two: beekeeping and cooking. Bees are one thing we hope to add to our farm in the next year or two. Joyce Frey, a master beekeeper, was a wonderful presenter and I learned a TON. I sampled her honey and even made the evening news!

The other demonstration I attended was cooking with our favorite chef, Dale Hawkins from Fish Hawk Acres. He showed us, in 22 minutes, how to make 4 dishes for dinner with local ingredients. He made asparagus with a soft poached egg on top, grilled cheddar cheese and apple sandwich with whole grain mustard, an omelet, and asparagus and crab pasta. Everything smelled awesome and the prep was simple. A chefs tip - peeling the thick skin off of asparagus helps to cut down on any bitterness.

Chef Dale and Teresa along with Pati catered the event.

I had a very nice time and am really grateful my hubs was able to spend an afternoon with the kids!

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