Lavender and other culinary herbs offer opportunities for small farms to develop value-added products for year-round sales.
Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer Lavender & Herbs — Culinary Products for the Marketplace workshop on Monday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Larry D. Johnson Community Center, 1200 12th St., Sparks, Nev. Cost is $25 if registered by June 19 and $30 after this date. Online registration is available at www.wnc.edu/specialty-crop-institute.
Workshop attendees will learn from two successful entrepreneurs how to create culinary products for commercial sales. Topics include how to pair lavender and herb blends, recipe formulation, product ideas and more. The workshop includes a hands-on demonstration on how to make simple, value-added lavender products.
Speaker Nancy Baggett of Kitchen Lane and Nancy’s Lavender Place is an award-winning author of nearly 20 cookbooks, including The Art of Cooking with Lavender. She is a professional pastry chef and her work has received four International Association of Culinary Professions and James Beard Foundation “best cookbook” nominations. Nancy presents at workshops and events across the country.
Speaker Julie Baldwin, Woodsong Herbs, began her farming career in Garden Valley, Calif., more than a decade ago growing herbs and heirloom vegetable starts. In 2013, she expanded to Woodsong Herbs, Teas & Spices, specializing in dried herb blends and teas.
Information/registration: Ann Louhela — 775-423-7565, ext. 2228 or email@example.com.
About WNC Specialty Crop Institute
The WNC Specialty Crop Institute is an innovative program that provides training for alternative farming methods and crops for high desert agriculture. Funding is provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.