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Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class

at Home Cooking New York - Union Square

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Union Square, Manhattan
E 17th St & Broadway
At Union Square West
New York, New York 10003
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this food tours class:

Join us as we tour NYC's largest and most beloved farmers market: the Union Square Greenmarket.

We'll wander through the farm stands, sampling and shopping for local produce and farm-made products to fill our shopping basket.

Along the way, we'll discuss: 
  • What makes something "local"
  • Why "organic" is not the most important label at the market 
  • What is currently in season and at its peak of flavor 
  • What are the most important products to buy at the market
  • Tips for choosing the best produce
After 45 minutes of tasting and shopping, we'll head downtown via subway to our cooking school in SoHo where we'll prepare a full, seasonally-inspired lunch to enjoy together. 

A typical menu consists of a local cheese + fruit platter (for nibbling on while we cook), a hearty seasonal vegetable and local grain dish, and fresh or roasted seasonal fruit served with local creme fraiche or homemade creme anglaise. (Vegetarians can be easily accommodated.)

Where: We'll meet at the NW corner of the Union Square Greenmarket (corner of Union Square West and East 17th, in front of Pret a Manger cafe)

Price includes: Farmers market samples, a cooking class back at our school, and a full sit-down lunch.
School Notes:
You’ll receive a complete recipe packet and enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates. Our classes are BYOB, and you are welcome to bring a bottle to share at the sit-down meal.

Our classes are hands-on, coupled with demonstration-style teaching. Everyone is situated at their own cutting board/chef’s knife station around a large wooden worktable that accommodates the whole class (10 people max). We work together as a group, with the chef at the head of the table.

We focus on knife skills, preparing ingredients for cooking, and we strive to find every opportunity to offer you a hands-on experience at the stove and at your station, all within the spacial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen. We ask for volunteers to assist in all cooking.

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Refund Policy
We have a firm 48-hour cancellation policy to ensure that we have enough time to re-fill your seat with another student. For cancellations prior to the 48-hour mark, we are happy to offer credit for a future class.

While it is not in our nature to say no, we are not able to offer credit/refund for last-minute illnesses or work-related conflicts. However, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, because we understand these things do happen.

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We'll meet at the NW corner of the Union Square Greenmarket (corner of Union Square West and East 17th, in front of Pret a Manger cafe)

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Are any of your dish in any class gluten free
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This class is gluten-free. They do buy the baguette to snack on, but just make sure when you register, reminds the school so they can make sure to put the focus on GF friendly foods. Hope this helps!
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Reviews of Classes at Home Cooking New York (1,452)

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Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Herry P. on 1/13/2019
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
Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/26/2018
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!
Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/1/2018
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.
Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/29/2017
This class was outstanding! I learned much more than I expected. Would recommend this to everyone.
Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Larry m. on 11/4/2017
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.
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Founded in 2002, Home Cooking New York provides intimate and hands-on cooking classes at their cooking school in downtown New York City, as well as private classes in students’ home kitchens. Their students range from absolute beginners to amateur home cooks who want to expand their culinary education....

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