November 26, 2012

The Farmer’s Daughter

Written by Edwin Dysinger

Bountiful Blessings Farm Food Preparation Classes

Taking your food from the field to your fork

Over the years as we have talked with our customers we have come to realize that just as most of us are one to three generations removed from the farm, we are also one to three generations removed from scratch cooking. Many of our customers join our CSA because they recognize the value of whole foods but they are not familiar with how to prepare them.

At Bountiful Blessings Farm it is our aim to recover both the arts of farming and of scratch cooking. We love growing whole foods for you and now we would like to begin sharing with you what we have learned preparing the whole foods we grow.

We are providing classes this year for our CSA members (complimentary) and are opening them up to the public as well - so invite your friends! (gratis at Whole Foods and $7/person at Columbia and Nashville) Join us this winter season for any or all of 3 classes that will focus on simple ways to prepare common foods that often come in your CSA boxes.

[Unfortunately we have had to cancel these at this time]




Sweet Potatoes





Columbia SDA Church Fellowship Hall

870 Mooresville Pike Columbia, TN 38401

November 29

6:00 - 7:30pm

January 24

6:00 - 7:30pm

February 21

6:00 - 7:30pm

Nashville Farmer’s Market  Grow Local Kitchen

900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard Nashville, TN 37208

December 4

6:00 - 7:30pm

January 29

6:00 - 7:30pm

February 26

6:00 - 7:30pm

Franklin Whole Foods Community Room

1566 West Mcewen Drive Franklin, TN 37067

December 6

6:00 - 7:30pm

January 31

6:00 - 7:30pm

February 28

6:00 - 7:30pm

Our first class will focus on Sweet Potatoes.  We’ll give you 10 different ways you can prepare these lowly but highly nutritious roots – from soup to curry to “fries” to cookies and more.  There will be samples to try and opportunity to talk with your farmer.

Caroline Collins (The Farmer’s Daughter) will be leading out in these classes.  She learned to cook under the tutalege of her Mom (Jennifer), in rural Africa and Yemen, where cooking from scratch was a necessity.  Jennifer is a master at fixing up great dishes from what is at hand.  Both our daughters (Evangeline and Caroline) have developed this talent and added their own flair to it.  I can only say that I am one happy farmer when I get to sit down at our table!