April's Edible Education at Old Town Scottsdale Farmers' Market

Spring has sprung, and Old Town Scottsdale Farmers' Market is celebrating throughout the month of April with a bushel full of classes hosted by Terri Nacke of La Bella Terre. The Market's founder Dee Logan says, "It is so important to educate our community about the wide expanse of local growers and artisans and how to use market fresh ingredients in their own kitchens." We couldn't agree more, and did we mention that these fresh-from-the-farm classes are completely free?

April classes feature sweet and savory cake, tomato jam and ketchup making, an Earth Day celebration, and even market fresh mixology. Classes are scheduled every Saturday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. There are only 25 slots available on a first come, first served basis on the morning of every class. So, mark your calendars now and get there early.

Find the full Edible Education class list after the jump.

April 7th -- Crafting Cake! This class has the sweet and savory touch, featuring a polenta olive oil & honey holiday cake made by Traci Zitzer of Urban Table.

April 14th -- The D'Vine Tomato Learn to preserve your fresh tomatoes with a jam and ketchup making class with Rebecca Kidwell of Farmyard & Guy Gillespie from On The Vine.

April 21st -- Celebrate Earth Day by Tasting the Terroir of the Valley Join Charles Wiley of Café Zuzu & Chow Locally CSA in a class featuring produce from all of the market's growers.

April 28th -- From Garden to Glass, Market Fresh Mixology: Crafting the Cocktail for the Spirit or Virgin Learn how unique cocktails can be crafted from the garden all the way to the glass with Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture.

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Dominique Chatterjee