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Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class

Home Cooking New York
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Location SoHo, 158 Grand St , Stu 206
Price $125.00 per person
Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes
Group Size 8—16 ppl
Note: Group size can be changed after booking if needed. See Details.
Recommended For Team Bonding, For Foodies, Relax and De-stress, For Explorers

Event Description: 

Join a seasoned Chef-Instructor for a tour of NYC's largest and most beloved farmers market: the Union Square Greenmarket. You'll wander through the farm stands, shopping for local produce and products, while filling your reusable bags with seasonal loot. Participants will learn: what makes something "local," why "organic" is not the most important label at the market, and what produce is currently in season. After a 45 tour, you'll head downtown via subway to Home Cooking New York, a SoHo cooking school, where you'll prepare a full, seasonally-inspired lunch to enjoy together.

Event Itinerary: 

  1. We'll start by meeting at the Union Square Greenmarket on the NW corner of Broadway/East 17th (in front of Pret a Manger)
  2. Together we'll tour the market and shop (45 minutes)
  3. After we finish buying our ingredients, we'll head downtown to our school & kitchen via subway (20 minutes)
  4. Once we arrive, we'll unpack and prepare a quick appetizer to snack on (30 minutes)
  5. Next, we'll prepare our meal together, guided by an expert chef (1 hour)
  6. Finally, we'll all sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labor! (45 minutes)

What You Will Make / Go Home With: 

Each guest will go home with:

  • A recipe packet will be emailed to the host to share with guests, which will include recipes based on the ones created at the event.

About the Instructor: 

Jennifer Clair and Erica Wides will be leading these tours and are passionate about local foods and seasonality. Both have been teaching cooking classes for almost 20 years and love nothing more than taking home cooks out into the market to touch, feel, and smell the ingredients that make up a good meal. Their enthusiasm and food knowledge is infectious.

About the Venue: 

Our kitchen is a mix of vintage, modern, and industrial. We have combined the functionality of a commercial teaching kitchen (22 feet of butcher block and stainless steel work tables, metal counter stools, and every possible piece of cooking equipment) tempered with the warmth of home (wooden farm table, blown-glass and enamel pendant lights, massive skylight over the dining area). We can comfortably accommodate up to 16 people for a cooking class and sit-down meal. We can also rent a larger, similarly-appointed kitchen around the corner from us, that can host up to 35 people.

How to Book

  1. Complete your booking by walking through our simple checkout process.
  2. We'll send you your receipt & confirmation details.
  3. Your event provider will reach out to introduce themselves & send you additional helpful details about your event.
  4. On the day of your event, you'll have a blast!

Cancellation Policy

Strict: This provider allows for cancellations with a full refund to occur 2 weeks or more in advance of the event. Cancelling within a window of less than 2 weeks will result in an inability to be refunded.

Changes Policy:

Flexible: You will be able to make changes to your group size up until 72 hours as long as you meet the provider minimum. You will also have up until this period to make additional accommodations for the event

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What others have said about this event

Krystal S.
Herry P.
This class was great. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and she kept the class pretty interactive. Although we cooked fish, there were also a lot of options in our meal for vegetarians as well. I also learned a lot about how to navigate the farmer's market
Fantastic trip with Erica. We had other people trying to join the class and listen in to her pearls of wisdom! The tour was extremely helpful and we feel much more confident about navigating the farmers market now and the food was delicious. Thanks for a fantastic day Erica!
Kristina R.
This was great! Fun to learn about fruits and vegetables that I had never used before, or was scared to use! Small class so plenty of opportunity to learn and ask questions.
This class was outstanding! I learned much more than I expected. Would recommend this to everyone.
Emma N.
Larry m.
Very good one suggestion would be to try and provide some written material on what was done to take with you. However I would recommend taking the class it was fun and informative.