High Country Cooking Class will take place virtually on April 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. The live streamed event will be free to the public, but we do encourage donations to High Country Food Hub. If you donate $5 or more, you will gain access to our private Zoom session where you would have a more interactive experience. Donations can be made here. Then send us a record of your donation here to receive a zoom invitation.
The cooking class will be led by two students and will feature a vegetable beef stew and easy apple pie with ingredients available through High Country Food Hub’s website. This allows those local to Boone to shop locally and in season! The recipe can easily be changed to accommodate dietary restrictions. Those not in Boone or unable to shop from High Country Food Hub are still welcome to participate.
Our mission and goals:
As students at Appalachian State University, we wanted to support a non-profit that directly benefits the community in which we live, learn, and contribute to. Therefore, we decided to partner with High Country Food Hub, a program run by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture that addresses food issues in the local area. By supporting HCFH through our digital fundraising event of a cooking class, we hope to show our support for their organization’s goals.
High Country Food Hub seeks to support farmers and local businesses by providing them with marketing and sales support--allowing them to focus on the important work of growing and producing high quality food while increasing their income. High Country Food Hub also wants to make it easier to buy local food. Increasing access to local, quality grown food is better for the land, local economies, and your health.
High Country Food Hub is rooted in supporting its community, producers and consumers alike. The High Country Cooking Class aims to reinforce these roots and increase awareness, specifically in student demographics, of their organization.