Let’s Get Cortland Cookin’! We at Seven Valleys Health Coalition have been partnering with FoodFeasible and Cortland County Soil and Water to create cooking classes that teach participants how to use healthy, fresh, and unusual vegetables. We had our second session at the Grange where participants came together to have fun, socialize, and cook three incredible eggplant dishes.
The next class will be held on September 24th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at the Homer Junior High School. This is located at 58 Clinton St in Homer, NY. Check details below for information on age restrictions, reserving a place at the table, and the benefits of these tasty dishes!
Eggplants are packed with nutrients that may reduce the risk of heart disease and promote blood sugar control.
Honey is rich in antioxidants and organic acids that can reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke, lower blood pressure and triglycerides, and improve cholesterol. Honey is a better sweetener than sugar for diabetics and can also promote eye health.
Olive oil contains healthy fats and antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, fight inflammation, and promote heart health. Olive oil may also lower the risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Tomatoes contain nutrients that help prevent heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, cancer, and blood clots. Tomatoes are also great for skin health!
Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint!
Find ingredients for these wonderful recipes and more at Anderson’s Farm Market, The Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Also be sure to stop by the Cortland and Homer Farmers Markets and Shared Roots Farm to see what nutritious and delicious foods are available this season.
Check out the healthy and delicious recipes below!
If you liked these recipes or are interested in attending future classes, please contact us at email@example.com or call the office number listed below. We do ask that you please call to pre-register, as there is limited room in each class. If there are spots left, walk-ins are welcome. We also ask that participants are aged 10 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.