July 2 Special Event:
*** KOMBUCHA MAKING WORKSHOP (see below for details)
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!
Kombucha Making Workshop:
All those who have never tried kombucha and those who have been brewing for years are welcome to come together at this kombucha meet-up and class. Experienced brewers will share their best practices and beginners will learn how to brew kombucha. Kombucha is fermented, lightly effervescent tea drink that has a number of reported health benefits. Attendees will see first hand how kombucha is made and try various flavors and preparation styles of kombucha. If you brew, feel free to bring some of yours to offer as a tasting to others.
Here’s a welcome message from the host, Chris Schnepf, a full-time brewer at Frankfort's Stormcloud Brewing Company:
“Hello fellow Earthlings, my name is Chris Schnepf and I ferment things for my job, for my health, and for other’s overall well-being. I came to a breaking point in my life a year or two ago; where I made the conscious decision to change my diet, lifestyle, and state of mind to begin healing the root causes of some issues I deal with personally; versus constantly trying to treat the symptoms. Some mental, some physical, some exterior, some internal. This is where fermented beverages and foods became a huge part of my life. I now have a strong sense in life to educate/help grow consciousness on the health of our bodies, minds, and spirits through fermentation.”
Everyone is welcome! The event will take place rain or shine. No pre-registration necessary. This will take place in the kitchen in the Studio House
$5 per person. Scholarships available. 4-5:30pm
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 info@GrowBenzie.org