The growing season is beginning and gardening and eating events are blossoming too! Fill your calendar with local food events and your tummy will thank you later.
The Clintonville and North Market farmer’s markets begin this weekend, April 30. I defer to the very thorough list of markets on Columbus Underground for details about the many (yay!) other markets around the city.
Cook and Learn with Rachel
I will speak about knowing your food at Pecha Kucha Columbus Vol 17. Held on May 12 at Eartha Limited from 7-9 pm, I will join a handful of other presenters to show twenty slides and talk for twenty seconds about each. Truthfully, I’m out of my mind nervous to talk in front of the hundreds of people likely to show up. Come and support me, please? There’s free beer for your $2 donation…
Two of my May cooking classes at Franklin Park are already full. Sign up soon for the preschool Eggs class and look ahead to June’s Honey and Berries if you don’t want to be left out.
I have had requests for more canning and charcuterie classes. Email me if you are an interested party so I can get an idea of what kind of space I should reserve to spread the love of preserved food!
Chadwick Spring Plant Sale – May 6 and 7 on Ohio State Campus. Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and garden supplies.
Biological Sciences Greenhouse Fundraiser – Preview May 2-4 (coupon required, print from link), general sale May 6. Annual flowers, veggies, and herbs.
Worthington Plant Fest – May 7. Heirlooms, annuals, and perennials including seedlings from our friends at Swainway Urban Farm.
Food and Dining
Tomorrow night, Thursday April 28, is the Capital Area Humane Society Celebrity Chef event. I will be there to chat up chefs and support one of my favorite charities! Tickets are available at the door for $60.
May 1 marks the first First Sunday at Jorgensen Farm. Each month will feature a farm market and farming activity suitable for families.
Slow Food Columbus is hosting a potluck on Mother’s Day, May 8, at Pleasantview Farm. Visit their events page for details.
On May 12, sadly opposite Pecha Kucha, Taste of Dine Originals hosts their annual chef’s tasting event at Grange Audubon Society.
Columbus Food Adventures premieres their Gluten Free Dessert Tour on May 14. On May 24 they will give a tour of historic restaurants, details TBA.
The Columbus Food Forum continues on May 16 at Wild Goose. Stay tuned to their facebook page for free event tickets.
Clean out your pantries for the first Cbus Food Swap on May 21 at Wild Goose!
The North Market’s annual fundraiser, the Apron Gala, is Saturday May 21.
What food related events did I miss? Comment and I’ll add them!