Boone, North Carolina – Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) announces two spring HomeGrown Workshops: a Seasonal Cocktails Workshop will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 3 PM to 5 PM and a Homemade Mozzarella Demonstration will take place on Saturday May 3 from 1 PM to 3 PM. The HomeGrown Workshop Series consists of seasonal workshops that promote sustainable living and self-sufficiency in our High Country Region. Each workshop features a local expert in our area. All proceeds benefit Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA).
On Sunday, April 22, join CoBo Bartenders, Teddy Bourgeois and Sarah Myers, for an interactive workshop and discussion about making cocktails using seasonal ingredients. They will discuss how to make bitters and syrups that highlight locally grown products. Participants will taste three cocktails featuring these local ingredients, and receive a bitters and two syrups to experiment with at home. Participants must be 21 years old to register. The class is $30 and will takeo sgo.. place at CoBo Sushi Bar & Bistro in Boone.
On Saturday, May 3, join Holly Roark as she demonstrates how to easily make mozzarella cheese at home. Mozzarella cheese is one of the simplest and quickest cheeses to make - it is perfect for beginners! In this workshop, Holly will walk participants through the cheese making process from start to finish. She will also discuss important factors in choosing milk and other necessary ingredients. Snacks following the workshop will be provided by Stick Boy Kitchen. The class is $15 and will take place at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center.
Workshops include instruction, snacks, and product samples. All proceeds from these classes will benefit Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture. Go to http://www.brwia.org/homegrown-workshops.html to register and pay for either workshop. The classes are limited so act now to reserve a spot!
These workshops are offered in conjunction with Greening My Plate Week: ‘a celebration of spring and our growing season!’ Read about more events during the week at: www.greeningmyplate.brwia.org.