Join Le Pain Quotidien and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to kick off summer and National Pollinators Week with a feast of epic (and local) proportions. Stone Barns Center's beekeeper Dan Carr will be demonstrating how honey is harvested and we will taste the fruits of the hive's labor - their own seasonal honey. To accompany this delightful treat, we will be rounding out the tasting with local cheeses (provided by Murray’s Cheese), beers (provided by Top Hops) and breads straight from Le Pain Quotidien's ovens made with local grains.
Students will learn the intricacies and importance of bee keeping while exploring the unique and varied flavors of our local terrain through honey, bread, cheese and beer.
For all of our summer classes visit: www.skillshare.com/lpq
All proceeds to benefit Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Pocantico Hills, New York. Stone Barns operates an 80-acre four-season farm and is working on broader initiatives to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Through the Growing Farmers Initiative, children’s education programs, and diverse public awareness programs, Stone Barns Center aims to improve the way America eats and farms. Stone Barns is open to the public year round, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. To learn more, visit http://www.stonebarnscenter.org or facebook.com/stonebarns.
Dan was born in Broomfield Colorado, graduated from the University of Montana with a BA in History and Political Science, started working on farms when dumb luck landed him on a Scottish dairy farm and he discovered the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) program. He spent three years as an Agriculture/Environment Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, where he fell in love with keeping bees and confirmed the notion that he wanted to spend the rest of his life working the land.
Dan is part of the livestock team at Stone Barns Center and cares for all of the farms animals including the bees.
Tue, Jun 19th, 2012
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT