April 24 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sprout, 609 13th Ave NE, Door 8, Little Falls, MN 56345 United States

Additional Information


LITTLE FALLS, Minn Sprout is offering a cooking skills class exclusively to members of local vegetable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms on Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sprout kitchens (609 13th Ave NE, Door 8, Little Falls, MN 56345). The cooking class is FREE for folks who are customers of an area CSA farm, including Brown Family Farm, Sprout, Bakers’ Acres, Dan & Jerry’s Greenhouse, Dancing the Land FarmCommon Ground Garden, and more. Join us for a night of learning and socializing.

Chef Tomas Zimmerman of the local restaurant A.T. the Black & White will teach the class, focusing on three seasonal boxes (early, mid, and late-season) of common foods in Minnesota CSA boxes. Participants will learn alongside some of their local farmers knife skills, how to best manage unpacking the box given the shelf-life of various items, how to create dinner main and side dishes using the box contents, and more. Chef Tomas and his team at the A.T. The Black & White were awarded 2016 Restaurant of the Year by the Minnesota Restaurant Association.

Sprout is offering this class to help people know their farmers and learn how to cook using fresh whole fruits, vegetables and herbs. The class is limited to 30 participants; registration is required; get tickets at Eventbrite or via the Facebook event. If this event sells out due to popular demand, Sprout will consider hosting a second class.

Farms Involved

Sprout invited farms to participate who were listed as a CSA farm in the local area on one of the local directories (e.g., Minnesota Grown, Local Harvest, CSAday, Land Stewardship Project, etc.), or, one of the Sprout team members identified them as a CSA farm in the region.

The class is funded through a grant awarded to the Region Five Development Commission by ArtPlace America’s National Creative Placemaking Fund. Arlene Jones, General Manager of Sprout, explained, “The ArtPlace funds will offer the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace and our partners the support needed to host the expansion of economic opportunities, social cohesion, and learning for local growers, artists, makers, producers, chefs, and the public. Through a collection of culturally specific activities, we will establish Sprout as a destination where food, art, and culture meet.”

Interested shoppers, growers, artists, chefs, and educators who want to learn more, visit www.SproutMN.com and follow the Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace on Facebook.