Join chef Julia Shanks (via Zoom) as she demonstrates how to use seasonal, local produce to make a delicious dish. We had a blast together at Julia's last virtual cooking demonstration -- and this time, by popular request, Julia will be joined by farmer and Carrot client McDonough Scanlon! Mac is bringing the sustainably-raised produce she grows at High Road Farm in Newbury, MA. Together they'll show you how to make the most of farm produce and answer your questions on seasonal cooking, sustainable growing and farm-to-table eating.
Registration is required, with a suggested donation of $35 to attend. One lucky attendee will win a copy of Julia's "The Farmer's Market Cookbook".
Co-authored with Brett Grohsgal and cited as a reference in Michelle Obama’s American Grown, The Farmers Market Cookbook highlights the joys of local produce; and helps consumers make the most of local farmers' bounties.
Julia received her professional training as a chef at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, her BA from Hampshire College and an MBA from Babson College. After more than 10 years of professional cooking, Julia became a college professor of accounting and now works with food businesses and farms, helping them maximize profits and streamline operations through business planning, feasibility studies and operational audits -- including as the Senior Business Advisor for The Carrot Project.
Mac approaches sustainable farming with a unique background in psychology, sociology, nutrition and entrepreneurship. After college she started working at a pediatric psychiatry unit in addition to volunteering at a farm. Quick to notice the connection between diet and the mental and physical health of patients and peers, McDonough transitioned into farming full time.
High Road Farm is a non-certified organic farm focused on growing high quality nutrient dense vegetables through pasture grazing livestock, crop rotations and amending our soils with locally sourced natural materials. They work with fisherman, crab trappers, hay farmers, landscapers and horse stables to transform Newbury’s organic “waste” materials into well-balanced compost for their fields.
The Carrot Project supports agricultural businesses securing their futures by breaking down financial barriers, and building their path to sustainability. Learn more about our work.
This year, join The Carrot Project for a series of virtual (online-only) gatherings to hear directly from farmers, connect with friends, and learn how you can be a part of a just and resilient farm and food system that works for all of us. You'll hear more from us soon about the rest of the events series.
This events series celebrates and supports the many changes and transitions of the year ahead. What have we learned over the past year, in all its challenges and opportunities, and what do we want to hold on to? Our work is coalescing around the new directions laid out in our new 2023 strategic plan. It renews our commitment to our core work of helping farms and food businesses succeed, while challenging us to grow and change as we place our work in the context of a just and resilient food system, and reframe around racial and economic justice at the center of our programs. We look forward to sharing more with you soon and invite you to join us on this journey.
Please contact us with any questions about the event at email@example.com or 617-674-2371 x 3. We look forward to seeing you!