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Farmers’ Market Honing Your Home Cooking Skills

July 27, 2016 7:03 AM | News

St. Norbert Farmers' MarketWINNIPEG — It’s taking a page from the culinary past to teach younger generations useful skills in the kitchen.

The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is hoping a new event will pass down knowledge “your grandma knew” when it comes to cooking.

Farmers’ Festival: Home Skills for the 21st Century will be a series of workshops on Wednesday, August 10, with cooking demos, live music and activities for all ages.

“Whenever we host demos at the market, visitors always tell us how much they enjoy them, and how much they wish they knew more,” said Marilyn Firth, executive director of the market.

“This is our chance to help visitors learn more about these skills from familiar faces in our community.”

Market vendors will host workshops on fermenting food, how to make roll kuchen, pasta making for the home kitchen, how to break down a whole chicken, the secret life of bees, how to make beeswax birthday candles, how to choose the right cut of meat, dehydrating food, caring for your herb garden, and all about kombucha.

The market will open at 11 a.m., with the festival beginning at 2 p.m. and running through to 8:30 p.m.

Manitoba musicians Kenzie Jane and Trio Bembe will perform beginning at 4 p.m.

Admission is free.