Get Crafty and Get Cooking at Milk and Honey Farm

While summer may be winding down, Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC is just getting started. After a summer of planting and harvesting, Farmer Becca and Farmer Molly can’t wait to get the community together and share the bounty! Returning this fall are two beloved series — Create and Cultivate and Boulder Chefs Series. 

Create and Cultivate is a series of hands-on, do-it-yourself, crafting, cooking, and gardening workshops with a Milk and Honey Farm twist. Boulder Chefs Series gives the community the opportunity to cook alongside their favorite Boulder chefs — think Hosea Rosenberg, Top Chef season 5 winner. 

Here’s a highlight of this fall’s events:

Have you ever made your own challah cover? Using natural dyes? On September 10, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that using flowers grown at Milk and Honey Farm. Farmer Becca and Lisa Ray will teach you the technique, then you’ll create a unique design and press whole flowers into your fabric. We’ll provide the fabric, history of natural dyeing and how it relates to Jewish history, and you bring the creativity!

Create and Cultivate – Natural Dye on the Farm: Make Your Own Challah Cover
September 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $49

Kicking off the fall Chefs Series on September 16 is Ken Yuasa of Hapa Sushi. In keeping with the Boulder JCC’s sustainability mission, this class will focus on utilizing the entire fish, from head to tail. Yuasa will illustrate both traditional and innovative approaches, while participants follow along.
Boulder Chefs Series – Fish: From Head to Tail with Ken Yuasa of Hapa Sushi
September 16, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, $75

On November 18, Milk and Honey Farm will help you prepare for Thanksgiving by cooking alongside Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Market. Rosenberg shares his favorite traditions and twists for Thanksgiving cuisine while highlighting the local flavors of Colorado.
Boulder Chefs Series – Local Gratitude with Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Market
November 18, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, $75

Winter is approaching, and that means dry skin becomes much more common. Wellness Guide and Healer Mitten Lowe teams up with Farmer Becca to share their secrets to making lotions. Using herbs and plants straight from the farm, participants will take home small jars of the lotions made in class in this workshop taking place on December 4.
Create and Cultivate – Herbal Lotion Making with Women of the J
December 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, $49 

To help you prepare for the holidays, Milk and Honey Farm is bringing in Daniel Asher of River and Woods and Ash’kara. Asher will share his favorite Israeli winter dishes on December 9 perfect for the festival of lights.
Boulder Chefs Series – Modern Israeli Chanukah with Daniel Asher of River and Woods and Ash’kara
December 9, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, $75

About Kai Murga Canales

Kai Murga-Canales is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Boulder JCC. Originally from Miami, Kai moved to Boulder from Atlanta, where he worked for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and Limmud Atlanta + Southeast.

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