Missed this year’s volunteer appreciation BBQ? Want some pickling tips to preserve the flavors of summer? Check out Good Cheer’s Summer/Fall newsletter for this and more!
Thanks to all who were able to come to our work party and harvest potluck celebration this past Wednesday! The morning was a bit cool, but the clouds burned off and it warmed up to a breezy 72 with lots of sunshine–perfect for bouquet making, hat decorating, singing, and playing lawn games. Larry Dobson even stopped … More Fall Harvest Potluck Celebration!
Come join us at our annual Harvest Party and Music Fest!! Click 2013 Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest poster. Music: Chitsuwo Marimba & Mwoyo Marimba, Steve Showell, Joanne Rouse & Fiddle Friends, Karin Blaine, Quinn Fitzpatrick, Julie Pigott & Buffy Cribbs, Bob Effertz Free family activities- Veggie critters, veggie printmaking, tile painting, garden … More Harvest Party and Music Fest on September 14th!
Love fresh veggies? Miss them terribly when January rolls around? Come volunteer at weekly food preservation parties in the Good Cheer kitchen! Food Bank Apprentice Lissa Firor is looking for a crew of volunteers to help put up kale and chard for the winter. Our friends from Greenbank Farm and the South Whidbey Rotary Club … More Time to put up the harvest for the winter!
How can we preserve all these sweet summer tastes for our snacking pleasure through the winter? Learn how to make fruit and veggie leather! Come to a class on fruit and vegetable dehydration in Thomas Berry Hall at the Whidbey Institute, from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, August 21st! B.Y.O.B. (berries, of course!) and your favorite container … More Fruit and Veggie Leather Class!
Join us Saturday, September 10, for the Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest. The theme of the day is “Cultivating Community”. From 11 am – 3 pm, there will be local music, games for kids, great food served by local nonprofits, a cook-off competition, and the raffle of a garden shed built by Bob … More Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest
Healthy cooking classes for food bank clients have begun! All classes provide healthy, creative recipes from guest chefs that can be made primarily from ingredients available in the food bank! Classes take place every third Tuesday of the month at the Good Cheer Food Bank kitchen, but will move out to the garden in kinder … More Cooking classes at Good Cheer!
Lots of harvesting! Basil, beets…. … broccoli, chinese cabbage, cucumbers and of course, tons of zucchini and the tomatoes are also coming on strong! There’s lots to harvest, and lots to eat, so it’s been a great month for cooking classes, too. Everyone joined in as V Smiley, chef at Mukilteo Coffee Company, showed us … More Bringing in the harvest, and cooking it!
After the harvest- let’s eat! With all the varieties of vegetables and herbs in the garden, it’s time for cooking classes. Local chefs Kristian Bentsen, V Smiley and Damien Cortez will be sharing delicious and easy recipes for garden veggies in a summer series of cooking classes in the Good Cheer Garden. They will be … More Cooking classes in the garden
Welcome to Mosa Collins, our Community Food Advocate intern this summer at the Good Cheer Garden! Here is Mosa telling us a bit about herself, and what her internship involves: “I am an island-grown Langley-local but for most of the year I am found in the green mountains of Vermont studying Dietetics at UVM. As … More Meet Mosa, summer intern!