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WHY TEACH KIDS TO COOK?


Exposure to scratch cooking helps kids develop a mature palate and a taste for fresh, wholesome ingredients. The earlier kids become accustomed to nutritious foods, the less likely they will acquire a taste for processed foods.

Kids are much more likely to eat what they make. Is there anything more fun than eating your art project? Cooking creates a sense of ownership. When kids help in the kitchen there are fewer meal-time battles and more willingness to try new foods.


WHAT ABOUT BUYING LOCAL / ORGANIC ?


Kids Cook! supports and promotes buying local and organic, whenever possible.  Our efforts help boost the vitality and sustainability of our regional agriculture and local economy, introduce students to fresh locally grown food, help students understand "where food comes from" and encourages families to buy locally.


QUESTIONS ? NEED MORE INFORMATION ?


Please contact Holly Conn  at 970-417-7848  or info@mountainrootsfoodproject.org

 

MANY THANKS TO THE CHEFS & SHOPS WHO HAVE SPONSORED KIDS COOK!

These select businesses make local food and culinary excellence a priority, and believe in teaching the next generation to do the same.  Sponsorships enable us to keep our class fees low and still purchase fresh, organic ingredients and hire top-notch instructors.  Your patronage of these businesses helps them help us, and everyone wins!

Choice Pass Holder Discount

$15 OFF SESSIONS

MOUNTAIN ROOTS

FARM TO SCHOOL         GARDENS        CSA        FOOD SECURITY: ACCESS & OUTREACH 

OUR  2017 - 18  COURSES               


   

Fall  2017     “LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET”  


                                                                                                            

 
Fresh, fun, and delicious!  Our fun fall theme emphasizes using flavors of the season, getting creative with recipes, and finding new ways to prepare both familiar and new foods.  You’ll combine freshly harvested garden produce with seasonal ingredients from the farmer’s market and create 2-4 delicious recipes each week.  Two-hour classes start with a nutrition game or activity, then there’s hands-on cooking and plenty of tasting.  Parent tasting night on the last class.  

$15 Choice Pass Discount.  
(We can accommodate allergies)


GUNNISON   

Thursdays  4-6 pm    Sept  7 - Oct 26   ages 10+

 

CRESTED BUTTE  

grades 5-7    Mondays  3:45 - 5:30    Sept 11 - Oct 30   CLASS IS FULL

grades 6-9  Mondays  5:45 - 7:30      Sept 11 - Oct 30   CLASS IS FULL

(no class Oct 9, fall break)



Remember!  You get 10% off your registration if you are a member.  Become a member today!

Questions ?  Scholarship info ?  Please email Tracy@mountainrootsfoodproject.org  or call  610-329-6268



SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR EIGHT WEEK SESSION COURSES

  1. *in Gunnison, a $40 scholarship is available through Parks & Rec

  2. *in CB, we offer a sliding scholarship support  based on need, up to  50% of course fees   apply here >

  3. *Choice Pass Discount = $15 off

   first-come, first-serve basis







  Thanksgiving Workshop  2017
                                                                                                                                               


In this special 3-hour holiday class you’ll learn to prepare several classic Thanksgiving dishes, from fresh hot dinner rolls, to savory side dishes, to scrumptious pies. There will be enough to take home some of the things we make as well as recipes to repeat for your Thanksgiving meal.    

  


GUNNISON     Tuesday Nov 21   4 -7 p.m.    $36    

register through Gunnison Parks & Rec >


CRESTED BUTTE   Tuesday  Nov 21   9 a.m. - noon    $36

register through Mountain Roots >









Holiday Baking Class    

    


Celebrate the flavors of the season with this special 3-hour holiday class.  You’ll learn to bake some holiday favorites from around the world, like Panettone, springerele, and classic gingerbread, as well as some of your favorite cookies. Take home delicious treats plus recipes to recreate these dishes at home during the holidays.

          

Gunnison    Thursday Dec 21  4 -7 pm      $36

register through Gunnison Parks & Rec >


Crested Butte    Thursday Dec 21   4-7 pm   $36

register through Mountain Roots >


  




Winter Session 2018      January - March  theme and dates TBD

Spring Session  2108     March - May  theme and dates TBD