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Farmers Market: Vinegars Workshop/Youth Nature Class

  • Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway Benzonia, MI, 49616 United States (map)

July 9 Special Events:

The market will offer seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and local foods. Our Grill Benzie Food Truck will be there selling fresh food with ingredients grown onsite or sourced locally. We will also be offering free daily nutrition and culinary demonstrations at 3:30 and 5:00, open to the public. You can also take this time to grab your family and walk our edible trail system that lines the property or play through our edible mini golf course! 

Culinary Vinegars Workshop
Culinary Vinegars Workshop
(NOTE: This workshop focuses on vinegars, not oils. Our general Grow Benzie calendar had this incorrect)
Join Christina Ryan-Stoltz in making homemade vinegars. Your salads and guests will be amazed! Event will take place in the kitchen in the Studio House rain or shine. Class size will be limited to the first 15 people so please arrive early. No need to pre-register.  
Feel Vibrant with Vinegar!

Herbal vinegars are widely popular both as a condiment and an ingredient in homemade salad dressing, and they also have their place in the medicine cabinet. In fact, many plants that are traditionally prepared as culinary herbal vinegars easily straddle the divide between medicine and spice. Christina will be in the studio house kitchen discussing medicinal and culinary uses for vinegar featuring herbs, fruit and greens!

In this class, you will learn & taste how vinegar can:
clear out the sinuses and wake up the immune and circulatory system
increase the mineral intake of greens
be used as a refreshing & fruity summer cocktail/mocktail
Class is $5 and includes discussion, sampling and recipes. Class will be held at 330-430pm in the studio house kitchen. 

Christina Ryan-Stoltz calls herself a kitchen witch. Combining a vast background in healing, nutrition, herbalism & folklore with a deep love for garden gourmet and locally grown/raised foods, Christina’s superpower is her palette and she infuses her classes (and her food) with a dash of whimsy, a sprinkle of nostalgia, and a heap of love.

Youth Nature Explorers Class.
Bring your kids! Amalia Celeste Fernand of Nature Explorers International will lead a session for youthBring your kids!  Amalia Celeste Fernand of Nature Explorers Internationalwill lead a session for youth. Topic will be: Scales & Slime. Ages 5-11
Gain an introduction to Herpetology by meeting a snake, salamander, and gecko! Make reptile clips and amphibian slime $5 per youth. 4:30-5:30pm.

Grow Benzie 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
30 minutes west of Traverse City
30 minutes north of Manistee
1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
5 miles east of Frankfort

Every Monday from June 4 through August 27 from 2-6pm. 

Free to attend
*** WE ACCEPT: Bridge Card/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh, Senior Market Fresh, and Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program tokens.

231-882-9510 or

Earlier Event: July 9
MiFiberShed Open Studio