Keeping the Community Healthy
During the Williamson Farmers Market off-season, organizers keep the community interested in healthy eating and nutrition by hosting regular cooking classes. “We host free monthly cooking classes, and have for about three years, for nutrition education and to offer healthy recipes,” Says Kristin DeBoard, who helps to organize and teach the class.
Classes have covered everything from stuffed peppers to tofu. “I just try to do what’s relevant to the community,” Kristin says. To change things up, she often invites guest chefs. For more complicated recipes requiring lots of equipment, classes also often feature demonstrations instead of hands-on learning. “It’s adaptable for the community.”
Sharing information about nutrition is important to Kristin, who also teaches the Jr. Chef classes for kids in town. “I really like to showcase the nutrition aspect of whatever we are cooking,” She says.
Tasty and Healthy
On November 5th, she’ll teach folks about the nutritional benefits of pumpkins, which are high in vitamin A and fiber, before helping them whip up some pumpkin pancakes. To learn more about this event, visit their Facebook page.