Farm to chef experience-
June - October 2021
NEW opportunity to harvest fresh produce at the
Urban Farm to create five farm fresh recipes at home.
Whether your child is into cooking or needs a little encouragement to try new vegetables, this experience at the farm is for you. Kids involved in the harvesting and cooking of foods are much more likely to develop a love of veggies. Plus it is a lot of fun to pull your food from the soil!
At first experience, each participant receives an exclusive GIGM wooden crate (filled with kid-friendly cooking tools) to use monthly to harvest veggies. Contents of crate: apron, cutting board, knife & peeler, veggie themed dish towel, 2 glass canning jars, olive oil, vinegar, spatula, and NJ Seasonal eating chart. Collect a special sticker for GIGM crate at each harvest event.
Wooden crate filled with prep tools
Harvest of fresh veggies
Ingredients for recipe (4-6 servings)
Two other items from farm stand of choice
Video link for recipe prep to watch along step by step by Farmer Tina
Five weeks of eating in season (Thursday or Saturday- dates below) between 3pm-5pm on Thursdays and 10am-1pm on Saturdays. GIGM will reschedule in the event of severe weather if farm stand is closed. *Bonus Veggidome included for the first 12 families that sign up. Suggested age 7+. Experience limited to 25 participants. Pay it forward option available. $150 for 5 months.
***Theme subject to change based on availability; substitutions may be necessary***
Dates and themes 2021
Positively Peas - June 26th
As we pass Summer Solstice and the longest days of the year, come get acquainted with the Urban Farm to harvest sugar snap peas and radishes. Included with this week’s share are all the supplies needed to make a colorful salad you create to share with your family. Learn how to make homemade dressing using fresh mint, oil and vinegar right in a jar.
Kale chips & Dilly Beans - July 22nd or July 24th
Learn two new ways to prepare fresh green beans and kale that are easy and delicious. Fresh green beans picked from the vine are delicious raw, sauteed with our fresh garlic, or pickled like dilly beans. Learn how to make crispy kale chips for a healthy snack loaded with nutrients.
Perfect Pickles - August 19th or 21st
August is a great time to visit the farm as we reach the peak of those hot summer days. This month it’s time to celebrate the bountiful harvest of cucumbers and learn how to preserve their fresh flavor by pickling. Come gather cucumbers, dill and garlic from the Urban Farm, to make pickles at home. Wander on the farm to cut some beautiful fresh flowers during your visit.
Sensational Salsa - September 23rd or 25th
Even though fall has just arrived, the Urban Farm is bursting with late season fresh vegetables. Go around the farm and harvest tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cilantro needed to make a delicious fresh salsa at home. Kit will include colored tortilla chips for an unexpected flavor and nutritional boost.
Squash Soup & Sweet Treats - October 21st or 23rd
As the cooler temperatures greet us during the fall, it’s time to warm our souls with some delicious soup made from various types of squash and other fall crops. Harvest ground cherries to make your own tartlet. While you are visiting the farm, take some time to gather seeds from flowers that provided us with so much beauty this growing season. Save the seeds to plant at home to encourage pollinators to visit your own home next year as the cycle of life continues.