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Growing Conditions and the Impact on our Food, 8/26

Katama has a unique micro climate on the island that is both cooler and windier than most places on the island.  These unique conditions have different effects on how our fruits and vegetables grow.  This also leads us to explore different ways of growing things.  This year we will explore the effects of different growing conditions on our farm by growing tomatoes in our windy and exposed friendship garden, in a container planter setting on the porches of our commercial kitchen and in the more protected confines of our hot house. 

We will use our senses to notice the differences in flavor, skin thickness and abundance from the various growing conditions.  Maybe tomatoes grown using certain conditions are better for certain food preparations.  We will make a tomato, watermelon & burrata salad with the tenderest tomatoes and a soup with grilled cheese with the heartier varieties that benefit from cooking.

Our Monday culinary education programing will focus on the bounty of the season and the unique flavors of Martha's Vineyard.  We will coordinate our classes with the growing seasons of our farm to highlight seasonal, sustainable and healthy food practices. Participants will learn new and exciting ways to source and prepare food. Space is limited for these hands-on meals, pre-registration is required.

  • Start:August 26, 2019 Time: 5:30 PM
  • End:August 26, 2019 Time: 11:59 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Farm Institute, 14 Aero Avenue, Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States, 02539
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Sports & Recreation
  • Ticket Price:N/A
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