School is out and summer is a great time to try something new. Kids can have fun learning how to cook by joining FARMS educator Leslie Wicks for a summer class, and meet some new friends and make delicious, healthy food. All classes will use seasonal local foods.
Wicks is a local artist and mother. She currently works for FARMS as its food pantry educator, which allows her to share her love of local and delicious food. Focusing on dishes that are appealing and healthy for her daughter complements her work at the local food pantries and the FARMS Community Kitchen in Damariscotta.
The kids cooking classes are as follows:
Young Chefs — July 11-13, 1-3 p.m.: This class is for children ages 7-12. Recipes will include salads, spreads, entrees, and desserts. Take the mystery out of cooking in this interactive learning experience. Cost: $15 per class or $40 for the series of three classes.
Little Cooks in the Kitchen (with an adult) — July 15 and 29, and Aug. 19 and 26, 9-10:30 a.m.: This class is for kids ages 2-5. Children at this age are curious and eager, so interactive learning in the kitchen is a perfect fit. With parental help, concepts like kitchen safety, basic measurement, and cooking skills will be introduced. Story time and craft activities may be incorporated into the exploration of cooking and eating. Cost: $15 per class or $55 for the series of four classes.
Reserve a place by leaving a message on the FARMS phone at 563-1161 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. After confirmation, send name, phone number, email address, and a check made out to FARMS to P.O. Box 421, Damariscotta, ME 04543, or drop off payment and registration information in the mailbox upstairs at FARMS Community Kitchen, 323 Main St., Damariscotta (above Rising Tide Community Market).