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.

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


February


Truffle Making Workshop
February 11, 2023

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 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 silky cream. It’s sure to be a delicious experience to share with your loved one, friend or coworker and just in time for Valentine’s Day! All participants will leave the workshop with truffles.

When:

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10 a.m.-noon; RSVP online by Feb. 8, 2023

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 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:

$35 fee covers ingredients and 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).

*CLASS FULL*


Make It, Take It – Gifts from the Kitchen – February
February 25, 2023

About the Class:

This class will bring you up to date on the latest process recommendations, teach you how to process your food safely and explain the reasons behind the process. 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, February 25, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; RSVP online by Feb. 23, 2023

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:

$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).

*CLASS FULL*