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The Kitchen at New Spring Farm

Our kitchen was designed to support both the needs of our sustainable farm, as well as for education and nourishment for our guests. Designed and well suited for food processing and producing the food we grow, we use our kitchen to maximize the productivity of our harvests. We also welcome you our guests, to join in the community for a cooking class, retreat, or informal gathering.

Our Kitchen Practices

We uphold safe kitchen practices, with strict adherence to hygiene, storage, preparation, cooking, and serving guidelines.

Organic Food Preparation

Healthy food means a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy spirit.

Food Education

Learning what foods to eat and how to prepare them is the cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle.

Fermenting & Preserving

Learn how to preserve fresh food for long-term storage using fermentation practices that increase nutrients, while creating beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics.

Herbal Medicine

Using wild harvested herbs, learn how to process and prepare medicinal tinctures, oils, and energetic essences.

Shelf Stable Storable Foods

As a sustainable living farm, we are mindful of maximizing our summer harvest, utilizing food preservation practices to ensure that the food we grow will last as long as possible. Healthy food means a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy spirit.  Our vegetables, fruits, and herbs are all grown using organic and biodynamic processes. We then turn this food into storable foods including pickled and fermented foods.

Upcoming Events in the Kitchen

Explore our upcoming workshops, classes & retreats.

January 24

Shubalananda Kirtan

Sing the gospel music of India with Shubal and Friends Friday, January 24th, 7:30pm. Suggested Donation $20 For more information, or to preregister, please contact Edna Meyer at 802-681-3336 or email Edna at [email protected]  
January 28

Safe, Serene and Uplifting Beginners Yoga Class

Join Edna Meyer for this uplifting, safe and serene yoga class every Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Suitable for beginners and advanced yoga students alike, this yoga class is the perfect way to start your day! Mats and Props available. Drop-ins welcome. $12 at the door or buy a package of 6 for $60. Contact […]
March 21

Deepening Ayurvedic Knowledge & Practices

Learn how to recognize your unique dosha and pursue practical ways to correct imbalances. During this weekend workshop we will focus on the principles of Ayurveda, guiding you through self-care techniques, ways to address digestion and nutrition thru food preparation & lifestyle practices! Sign up for personal consultations as well as bodywork. Housing is Available. […]