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Food + Cooking workshops for 3-6 year olds!

10 Jul
Butter Beans is happy to announce July Food & Cooking workshops for kids 3-6 years old with their parents July 18-29th. Classes will be held at 9:30am to 11:30 am and at 2:30pm to 4:30 pm, and will be held at the Commons Brooklyn at 388 Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond, on the second floor. There are five different classes(one for each day of the week) and you can sign up for as many or few classes as you like. Each class is packed with fun activities you can repeat at home, and you leave the class with something your child made to take home and share with the family. Classes cost $25 plus a materials fee. Classes are limited to 6 kids and their parents for a more intimate experience. to register.
*if you are not able to join your child, you are welcome to drop them off and pick them up at the end of the workshop.

Monday July 18 + July 25
9:30- 11am and 2:30 – 4pm
Sprouting and planting
$8 material fee
Did you know that you can eat beans without cooking them? You can if you sprout them! Sprouting not only enhances mineral and vitamin content of beans and makes them more digestible – they also amaze young minds as they quickly multiply into abundant snacks. Come taste several different types of sprouts, learn how to make them yourself and go home with a great sprouting jar with sprouts to care for and enjoy all week long. We will also plant a flower or herb for your windowsill, to enjoy the different reasons and means of sprouting.

Tuesday July 19 + July 26th
9:30- 11:30am and 2:30 – 4:30pm
Berry jammin!
$8 material fee
It’s summer! Berries are abundant which makes for a great jammin’ time! Come learn how to make jam, make your own jam brand label (for the jam you’ll take home) and spread it over delicious bread we’ll make together.
Wednesday July 20 + July 27th
9:30-11am and 2:30-4pm
Cheese and bread delight
$8 material fee

Did you know you can make your own cheese at home? Come to make great paneer cheese, and enjoy with home-made quick bread and jam (we won’t be making jam in this class). We will learn about cows and how they turn the grass they eat into wonderful milk for us!

Thursday July 21+ July 28th
9:30-11:30 and 2:30-4:30pm
Pickle me pink
$10 material fee

There is so much more to pickles than the delicious dill you get with your burger. Come learn how to turn your abundance of summer staples like carrots and string beans, cucumbers and watermelon rind into delectable pickles your kids will be proud to share and eat! You will go home with 2 different jars of pickles.

Friday July 22 + July 29th
9:30-11am and 2:30-4pm
Rainbow magic Tie dye!
$10 material fee

Explore the primary colors and how they create a rainbow. Go on a rainbow garden scavenger hunt, eat snacks that cover the spectrum and make our own tie dye bandanas!

there is much joy to be found in the most usual of places – lunchtime

10 Jul

magical stones found in the garden during a scavenger hunt at the Commons:

preparing mint for sun tea

the gr8 garbanzos, delicious potato chips, karate kale, crazy cool corn, brown rice, surprise salad, and smiley snap peas

lunchtime – is the quietest moment of the day!