FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Have a Classic Thyme Cooking with Locally Grown Produce, Sept. 8

 

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Trailside Nature and Science Center are pleased to offer a cooking workshop featuring locally grown produce for adults, ages 18 years and older, at the Classic Thyme Cooking School, 710 South Avenue in Westfield on Monday, Sept. 8, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

“Today we have come to realize the nutritional and economic value of eating locally grown produce,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “This workshop will show us how to enjoy preparing the food grown in our own backyard.”

There is still an abundance of farm fresh produce in September, and New Jersey’s many farmers’ markets offer a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables. Chef David Martone of the Classic Thyme Cooking School will guide you through the preparation of an entire meal: salad, soup, entrée and dessert, using locally grown produce.

Students will learn where to find seasonal produce, how to prepare dishes and then enjoy eating a delicious, healthy meal in this full participation class. A short introductory presentation by a Trailside naturalist will highlight the environmental benefits of cooking with local produce.

Please note that this cooking class will meet at the Classic Thyme Cooking School, located at 710 South Avenue in Westfield. The fee is $35 per person for residents of Union County and
$40 for out-of-county participants.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Please call Trailside for space availability and directions to the Classic Thyme Cooking School. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the event.

For additional information about this event or other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.