Harvesting Young Minds
Ballentine Farm offers a variety of seasonal classes which introduce guests to activities that teach old fashioned farm skills of years gone by. We offer classes in gardening, canning, cooking, and holiday decorating. See how much fun going back to nature can be. Payment of personal or cashiers check due upon confirmation of registration. Click here to contact us to reserve a space in one of our classes. Please include the class name and date in your reservation request.
Imagine eating your own home grown green beans on a cold winter day. Discover how easy it is to preserve a variety of garden vegetables that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Enjoying home-grown vegetables, with no additives, year round is the best way to eat healthy.
Saturday, August 4 9:00 – 12:00 1 class
The flavors found in homemade jams and jellies can’t be purchased in any store. Learn the treasures of home preserving berries and fruits that our grandmothers shared with family and friends. These goodies make great gifts for holidays or special occasions.
Saturday, July 7 9:00 - 12:00 1 class
Enjoy a day in the country while creating a lovely holiday decoration to take home. Using various evergreens, hollies, or boxwoods from our farm, learn how to make roping, mantle sprays, wreaths and a variety of arrangements. Supplies for your choice of one design are included in the class fee. Greens and materials for additional decorations can be purchased.
Saturday, December 8 1:00 - 4:00
Looking for a unique home-made gift for family and friends this holiday season? This is the class for you. In three hours, we will teach you how to make delicious fool proof fudge, peanut brittle, peppermint bark and toffee. Tips for beautiful packaging will also be demonstrated. Everyone will leave with a sample plate of goodies.
Sunday, December 9 1:00 - 4:00
Everyone loves home-made cookies and treats this time of year. Let us share some of our favorite holiday recipes that are perfect for gift giving. Tips for beautiful packaging will also be covered. Everyone will leave with a sample plate of goodies.
Saturday, December 15 1:00 - 4:00