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Fearless Food Kitchen Opening at the Broadway Armory

fearlesskitchen2Edgewater will be gaining a huge asset late this summer with the opening of the Fearless Food Kitchen in the Broadway Armory.

This past week Fearless hosted an open house where I was able to learn more information about this exciting collaboration with the local community. The Chicago Park District and Peterson Garden project, a nonprofit organization focused on teaching people to grow their own food, have partnered to open an 800 square foot teaching kitchen called The Fearless Food Kitchen. This state-of-the-art facility can host hands-on classes for up to 40 students as well as other demonstrations and events.

Classes will be hosted by the Peterson Garden Project and will vary from how to prepare fresh, seasonally grown foods to canning/preserving to ethnic cooking. There are a number of partners they will be working with to bring you these classes and they are accepting volunteer applications at www.petersongarden.org if you have your own specialty you would like to bring to the facility. Senior and youth programming will be offered through the Chicago Park District online registration system and all other classes will be offered via the events page on the site. Programming is expected to begin in September of 2014.

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In addition to classes and community events, the kitchen can be rented to host private events. The cost is $100/hr for nonprofits and $200/hr for private corporations or individuals.

It is also in the works for the kitchen to become available for shared use. If you have ever dreamed of preparing foods to sell at a farmers market but were discouraged once you learned of the high costs and other legalities required to make this happen, the kitchen will likely provide a solution to this in the coming months.

Stay tuned by signing up for their newsletter at www.petersongarden.org for more information or send a note to info@petersongarden.org.

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