Talk about farm-to-table. The classes and workshops at Appleton Cooks! use ingredients so fresh, they’re bordering on rude—warm eggs from the chicken coop, dairy from the nearby cows, and just-plucked veggies from Appleton Farm’s vegetable garden. In the farm’s modern, well-equipped kitchen, professional chefs and instructors explain how to turn those farm goods into multi-course seasonal meals to savor after class. Due to coronavirus, all summer and fall cooking classes/workshops will be taught outside in smaller, socially distanced groups using the farm’s outdoor brick oven.
219 County Rd., Ipswich, 978-356-5728, ext. 4118, vinwood.com
Taste Buds Kitchen North Andover
“Learn, laugh, and cook” is the tagline at Taste Buds Kitchen North Andover, part of a national cooking franchise that offers kids cooking classes by day and adult BYOB classes at night, like Sushi + Dumplings. Laurel Holmes started the North Andover branch, which in response to COVID-19 began offering online instruction with so much success, the virtual model will continue into fall.
14 High St., North Andover, 978-655-1790, tastebudskitchen.com/northandover