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

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

 

December

Truffle Making Workshop 1
December 4, 2021 – 10 a.m.-noon 

About the Class:

Calling all Chocoholics! What could be better than making and eating chocolate? Let’s take your chocolate obsession to the next level with this hands-on class taught by Chef Vina at Centennial Farm. You’ll learn about chocolate’s origin, how to make your own ganache, and how to decorate with several gourmet toppings. We will also provide gift boxes and holiday ribbons to pack your scrumptious treats!

In this two-hour class, we’ll measure, melt, mix, chill and roll truffles made with fair-trade cacao chocolate and local cream. It’s sure to be a delicious experience to share with your loved one, friend or coworker. All participants will leave the workshop with truffles!

When:

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, 10 a.m.-noon; RSVP online by Nov. 30, 2021

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 in Orange County. Vina also served as the OC Fair’s Culinary Supervisor in 2021. She is all about highlighting fresh local ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes.

Tools & Materials:

$30 fee covers ingredients and any handouts.

We’re sorry, this class is full

 

 

Truffle Making Workshop 2
December 4, 2021 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

When:

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; RSVP online by Nov. 30, 2021

Tools & Materials:

$30 fee covers ingredients and any handouts.

We’re sorry, this class is full

 

 

Winter Wreaths 1
December 11, 2021 – 10 a.m.-noon

About the Class:

Learn to make a winter wreath from fresh greens! All fresh greens and ribbons will be provided

When:

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, 10 a.m.-noon; RSVP online by Dec. 7, 2021

About the Speaker:

Marie Gregory AIFD, CFD, is an accomplished professional floral designer with a wealth of experience in every field of floral design and a specialty in wedding florals. As a freelance designer, Marie’s custom arrangements and stylish designs have brightened homes, offices, holiday and community events, and wedding ceremonies (700 happy couples and counting!) for more than 30 years. In December, she lends her talents to the Rose Parade floats for Fiesta Float Company. She is also a Board Director for the Southwest Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Design and a certified floral evaluator and judge, and has served as a judge at the Orange County and San Diego County Fairs.

Tools & Materials:

$50 fee covers materials and any handouts. Ribbon and décor selection will be limited, feel free to bring your own to personalize your winter wreath! You may also bring your own pruners and gloves.

 

 

 

Winter Wreaths 2
December 11, 2021 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.

About the Class:

Learn to make a winter wreath from fresh greens! All tools and materials will be provided.

When:

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; RSVP online by Dec. 7, 2021

About the Speaker:

Marie Gregory AIFD, CFD, is an accomplished professional floral designer with a wealth of experience in every field of floral design and a specialty in wedding florals. As a freelance designer, Marie’s custom arrangements and stylish designs have brightened homes, offices, holiday and community events, and wedding ceremonies (700 happy couples and counting!) for more than 30 years. In December, she lends her talents to the Rose Parade floats for Fiesta Float Company. She is also a Board Director for the Southwest Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Design and a certified floral evaluator and judge, and has served as a judge at the Orange County and San Diego County Fairs.

Tools & Materials:

$50 fee covers materials and any handouts. Ribbon and décor selection will be limited, feel free to bring your own to personalize your winter wreath! You may also bring your own pruners and gloves.

 

 

 

Make It, Take It – Gifts from the Kitchen
December 18, 2021 – 10 a.m.-noon

About the Class:

This class will bring you up to date on the latest recommendations, teach you how to process your food safely and tell you why you are doing it that way. You will learn what equipment is needed and proper storage methods. A simple recipe will be taught and prepared in class for participants to take home.

When:

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, 10 a.m.-noon; RSVP by Dec. 14

About the Speaker:

Volunteers from the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers of Orange County will be providing 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. For information about the Master Food Preserver program, please visit https://ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC/

Tools & Materials:

$25 fee covers ingredients and handouts. Bring two half-pint Ball or Kerr canning jars with lids and rings, along with an apron. Knives will be provided, but you may bring your own if preferred. Tied-back hair and close-toed shoes are required.

We’re sorry, this class is full