Introducing Our 2018 Cooking Classes


kids cooking 2Education programs are expanding! In 2018 CHP will be offering nutrition and agriculture education programs for three different age groups including kids from 2-12 years old. All programs are open enrollment, so they are open to children from any town and you can sign up for the programs that work best for you and your child’s schedule. All of our programs include a nutrition lesson, many opportunities for participants to try new vegetables, and hands-on activities. All classes are vegetarian, but may include allergens.

Each class has a different theme, and we have some great topics planned for the year. We’ll be learning about the importance of eating breakfast and cooking easy make-ahead recipes like muffins and granola, making Korean mandu dumplings for the Olympics, baking desserts with secret ingredients, harvesting directly from the learning garden and then cooking the vegetables, and having a special Halloween class featuring the Beta Carotene Monster! See the full class lists for all age groups below. All class registrations are open, and class sizes are small to ensure there is lots of hands-on activity for each child.

kids cookingAll program descriptions and class registration links can always be accessed from our education page: We hope your child can join us for a program in 2018!

Broccoli Head Chefs: 9-12-year old cooking classes

These 2-hour classes are geared towards 9-12 year olds and emphasizes specific nutrition topics, following advanced recipes, and adjusting recipes to your own tastes.

Morning Rocket Fuel, Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

Dumplings Around the World, Friday, February 23rd, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm

Secret Ingredient Desserts, Thursday, March 15th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

You Can Make Pasta!, Monday, April 30th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

The Nutrient Games, Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

Salad Dressing Lab, Thursday, June 28th, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm

Rethink Your Drink, Monday, July 16th, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm

Herbal Mania, Monday, July 30th, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm

Becoming a Pickle, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm

Garden Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm

Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes! – Thursday, September 13th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

Whole Grain Goodness – Thursday, September 18th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

Apples Apples Apples! – Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

The Beta Carotene Monster – Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

Magic Eggs – Tuesday, November 27th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

It’s a Party! – Monday, December 10th, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm


Celery Sous Chefs: 5-8 year old cooking classes

These 1-hour classes are geared towards 5-8 year olds and emphasizes basic nutrition, reading recipes, measuring, and tasting new things.

Morning Rocket Fuel – Tuesday, January 16th, 4-5pm

Dumpling Master – Tuesday, February 20th, 2:30-3:30pm

Secret Ingredient Desserts – Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 4-5pm

Quesadilla Quest – Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 4-5pm

I Can Eat a Whole Plant! – Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, 4-5pm

Glorious Green Foods – Thursday, June 21st, 2018, 2:30-3:30pm

Scrumptious Smoothies – Monday, July 9th, 2018, 2:30-3:30pm

Pesto Power – Monday, July 23rd, 2018, 2:30-3:30pm

Rainbow Salsa – Thursday, August 9th, 2018, 2:30-3:30pm

Garden Scavenger Hunt – Tuesday, August 21st, 2018, 2:30-3:30pm

Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes! – Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, 4-5pm

Whole Grain Goodness – Thursday, September 20th, 2018, 4-5pm

Apples Apples Apples! – Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, 4-5pm

The Beta Carotene Monster – Tuesday, October 23rd, 4-5pm

Personalize Your Pizza – Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, 4-5pm

Delightful Dips – Monday, December 3rd, 2018, 4-5pm


Pepper Pack: 2-4 year old farm activities

This 1-hour program is for 2-4 year olds and includes a hands-on volunteer farm activity, vegetable tasting, and another activity geared towards the season. We may plant something to take home, visit the tractors on the farm, or read a story. Registration is not required for this program – just show up! Cost is $10 per adult/child pair. All Pepper Pack programs take place on Tuesdays and are from 10-11am.

May 22nd, 2018

June 5th, 2018

June 19th, 2018

July 10th, 2018

July 24th, 2018

August 14th, 2018

August 28th, 2018

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