Kitchen Connects Greensboro will kick off its program with free consumer classes, taught by the Guilford County Cooperative Extension and hosted at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Family and Consumer Science agents, Vincent Webb and Shameca Battle, will be leading “shop and cook” on how to use fresh, local market ingredients to create healthy meals on a budget. Sessions are first come, first serve opportunities for market customers. Sessions will include:

  • May 3, 9am-10am: farmers market tour and shopping seasonal produce options plus quick, healthy cooking meals demonstration in the Harvest Cafe
  • May 17, 9am-10am: meal planning for better healty
  • June 14, 9am-10am: lower sodium with herbs and other healthy seasoning options available at the market
  • June 28, 9am-10am: introduction to canning using seasonal produce from the market
  • July 12, 9am-10am: more canning options using seasonal produce from the market
  • July 26, 9am-10am: preservation techniques for seasonal produce, from freezing to dehydrating

More sessions will be offered in the fall, class topics to be determined. More information about local, nutritious foods from the Cooperative Extension can be found HERE.