Family Programs

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Edible Destinations

Join us for our Farm to Table classes where you’ll participate in hands-on classes full of folklore, nutritional facts, storage, and cultivation of different locally grown/produced ingredients.  Some classes even provide an opportunity to harvest  fresh ingredients from the farm.. You’ll also receive recipes, resources on where to find ingredients locally, and facts on the history of recipes and ingredients..

In every class, we’ll send you home with new skills, new experiences, and all the food you prepare. So grab your family, friends, spouse, and join us for some fresh-foodie-fun.

For more information on Group Cooking Classes, click here.

2017-2018 Farm Classes

Holiday Centerpieces Using Natural Foliage from Around the Farm | Sunday, DEC 10 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Design and craft a beautiful holiday centerpiece (or wreath, if you’d rather go vertical) using natural materials found around the Farm. We’ll have pre-gathered grape vines, juniper branches and holly boughs. As a group, we will stroll through Gorman Heritage Farm’s grounds to select dried plants and herbs from our gardens and forest paths to accent our centerpieces.

No experience necessary! Peachy Seiden, past owner of Peachy’s Blossoms Florist, will lead us through the steps as we weave together materials to create our one-of-a-kind centerpieces. We’ll have festive tunes, hot cider, and cookies on hand to keep the mood merry and bright.

Materials will be provided but feel free to bring candles or special mementos to add to your centerpiece if you wish.

Please bring a pair of garden shears for collecting natural material for our centerpieces.

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Family Gingerbread Barn-Raising| Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

The original German builders of Gorman Heritage Farm’s iconic 1835 Bank Barn employed construction methods they learned from their ancestors. Join their legacy as you build your own barn and farm using a traditional German confection – gingerbread! Create holiday memories as you and your family make your own gingerbread farm, building an edible agricultural masterpiece you can share together.

Each family will mix gingerbread dough and bake gingerbread people; gingerbread house pieces will be pre-baked to allow time for assembly. All supplies, ingredients, and instruction are provided in pricing, and all gingerbread creations are yours to keep as a centerpiece of your farm holiday decorations.

Tickets are sold per Gingerbread House. Families up to 5 individuals.

Ages limited to 6 and above.

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Chickens in Your Backyard at Gorman Heritage Farm | Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Do you love farm fresh eggs? Have you ever considered raising chickens in your own backyard? It can be a fun and cost efficient way to bring your family healthier food options.

Join Becky Johnson, chicken advocate and urban chicken-raiser, as she discusses the pros and cons of raising your own backyard chickens. This class will cover issues such as local chicken ordinances, choosing the right hens, proper care and basic requirements, as well as many other important topics. Handouts with be provided with information from the class and other useful resources. This class will prepare you to take the next step in your “Backyard Chicken” journey!

Becky has been raising chickens in Wyoming, OH for six years and teaching “Chickens in Your Backyard” at Gorman Heritage Farm for six years.  We’re delighted to welcome her back for 2018 to share her chicken wisdom once again!

Valid Gorman Heritage Farm membership required for all purchased “Member” tickets.

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If you have any suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to email education@gormanfarm.org

If any class does not meet minimum registration requirements, it will be cancelled and your payment will be fully refunded.