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Wild Ramp hosting series of local food workshops and classes

Jan. 28, 2013 @ 02:25 PM

 HUNTINGTON —  The year-round, community-supported market, The Wild Ramp, located at Heritage Station, is conducting a series of local food workshops and classes.

 Here’s a look at the upcoming workshops and classes at the market, which is filled with local products from local farmers and local food producers. The market is located at Heritage Station, 210 11th St., Suite 13, Huntington.

 General market hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

 To pass the time till spring, classes will be offered throughout February, March, and April. All classes are eligible for Kickstarter reward and some classes are discounted for Friends of the Market.

Family Dairy Goat 101: At 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Meet at The Wild Ramp storefront. Cost is $15 per person. Meet real dairy goats that help make Yellow Goat Farm Soap. Farmers Dominique Wong and Shelly Keeney will share experiences of raising diary goats while raising a busy family and working outside the home. Learn about how to choose the right goat, proper lifetime care, milking schedules, and breeding. This class is great for all ages, but limited to 15 persons. Call 523-RAMP to reserve a space. Be prepared for outdoor weather.

What Does Certified Organic Really Mean?:  1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Meet at The Wild Ramp. $10 per person, $5 Friends of the Market. Have you ever wondered the difference between "all-natural" and "organic" on food labeling? Farmer Julie of The Potager, will share her knowledge on organic labeling to make you a more informed consumer. Julie is the only fully certified organic vegetable producer in West Virginia and will share her knowledge of organic labeling. This summer she wowed us with beautiful tomato bouquets, greens, and other lesser known edibles.

We all Scream, for JENI’S Splendid Ice Cream: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Meet at The Wild Ramp. Cost is $15 per person, $13 Friends of the Market. Do you love Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams? Share it with friends or the one you love! Try 10 different flavors of Jeni’s; from the favorite Salty Caramel to the Dark Chocolate to the more interesting Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts.  Take a peek into the Jeni’s Recipe book to make your favorite flavor into your favorite sundae. Preregister by calling the store at 304-523-RAMP.

The Wild Ramp Producers Meeting: On Saturday, Feb. 23 at Heritage Farm in Huntington. This is a meeting for The Wild Ramp Producers. This will be an overview of progress since hatching the idea last year and a look into our plans to grow the market! All Wild Ramp producers are invited to attend and give feedback. Contact farmer@wildramp.org for more information or call 304-523-RAMP.

Other upcoming events now being planned include:  The Homesteading Experience, with Stephanie of Mil-TON Farm;  Cheese Making with Goat Milk, with Dominique and Shelly of Yellow Goat Farm; Perennial Seed Swap, with Cabell County Master Gardeners.

Also cooking classes coming soon include: Make Butter Better, Head to Tail Cooking, Grass-fed Grilling, and Cooking and Preserving Fresh Herbs.

For more information, call 304-523-RAMP (7267) or email info@wildramp.org or go online at http://wildramp.org