Farm & Garden Classes


General Information

Age: Classes are intended for participants 16 years and older unless otherwise noted. (Centennial Farm is open to the public, but we ask that you do not leave your children unattended on the farm.)

Location: Silo Building at Centennial Farm, 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Masks are required for visitors inside OC Fair & Event Center buildings.

Cost: Fees for each class vary and are noted in the class description.

Refund policy: NO refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of a class.


October

Chocolaty Halloween Treats
October 15, 2022

About the Class:

Join us for a fun-filled class and make treats to take home! Participants will get to make their own Chocolaty Halloween Treats that they can share with your friends and family. Learn how to dip, drizzle and decorate pretzel rods and classic-shaped pretzels. Gift bags, ribbons and supplies are included in class fee and all we need for the fun to start is you! Classes fill up quickly, so sign up soon and bring a friend.

When:

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-noon; RSVP online by Oct. 7.

About the Speaker:

Vina Abi-Fadel is a Certified Chef and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Cal Poly Pomona/Agriculture and Food Science. She is a Hospitality (Culinary Arts/Baking & Pastry) Instructor at Coastline College here in Orange County and is currently teaching at Orange County School of the Arts – Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program. Vina also served as the OC Fair’s Culinary Supervisor in 2021. Vina is all about highlighting fresh local ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes.

Tools & Materials:

$30 class fee covers ingredients any handouts. There will be NO refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of a class. For cancellations made prior, only class fee will be refunded (not booking fees).

 


Make It, Take It – Gifts from the Kitchen – Food Preservation
October 22, 2022

About the Class:

This class will bring you up to date on the latest process recommendations, teach you how to preserve food safely and will provide the reasons behind the instructions. You will learn what equipment is needed and proper storage methods. A simple recipe for Apple Rhubarb Chutney will be taught in class and the chutney will be prepared for participants to take home.

When:

Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; RSVP online by Oct. 14.

About the Speaker:

Volunteers from the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers of Orange County will provide instruction and information. The Master Food Preserver (MFP) program is a public service community outreach providing up-to-date information on food safety and preservation. To learn more about the Master Food Preserver program, please visit https://ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC/

Tools & Materials:

$35 class fee covers ingredients, handouts and two half-pint canning jars with lids and rings. Knives will be provided, but you may bring your own if preferred. Aprons are highly recommended. Tied-back hair and close-toed shoes are required. There will be NO refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of a class. For cancellations made prior, only class fee will be refunded (not booking fees).