Kathy Gunst: How to Cook Locally Year Round

Kathy Gunst: How to Cook Locally Year Round
Sponsored by Kittery Land Trust
The Kittery Community Center, Kittery, ME
Saturday, March 30, 2013
1 pm

During what is the most challenging time of the year to eat with locally-sourced products, Kittery Land Trust is pleased to present a talk with Kathy Gunst, who brings her expertise to guide and inspire us about how to eat locally all year round. The presentation on Saturday, March 30 at 1 pm will be held at The Kittery Community Center, in the first floor Multi-Purpose room.

Gunst, an advocate for fresh, simple food, is a renowned local chef and food writer, who was recently nominated for an International Association of Culinary Professionals award for her contributions to WBUR’s Here and Now. She is also the author of 14 cookbooks, a number of them in partnership with Stonewall Kitchen. In her 2011 literary cookbook, Notes from a Maine Kitchen: Seasonally Inspired Recipes, Gunst produces her most personal work, a combination of short essays and new recipes.

Gunst also shares her message about the value of healthy, home-prepared, locally grown food with the elementary school children in South Berwick, Maine, where she lives. Taking up the challenge of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, Gunst launched “Central School Fresh Green.” She works with students in Pre-K through 3rd grade, teaching cooking classes focused on healthy eating with fruits and vegetables. The students also grow food year round in a hoop house they built with Gunst.

Gunst’s presentation is one of several 2013 “Year of the Farm” events, including walks, talks, and demonstrations, sponsored by KLT to increase understanding and appreciation of local farmland. KLT is well on its way to conserving Rustlewood Farm, a 300-acre dairy farm on Wilson Road owned by Ken and Richard Johnson. The brothers are working with KLT to conserve the land so that its rich agricultural soils and extensive fields and woodlands will always be available for producing food, protecting water quality, and providing wildlife habitat.

All “Year of the Farm” events are free and open to the public.

For more information: www.kitterylandtrust.org

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