Farmer's Market Tour + Cooking Class

at Home Cooking New York - SoHo

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Price:
$100 3 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Oct 07, 11:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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Location:
SoHo, Manhattan
158 Grand St Stu 207
Btwn Lafayette & Centre Streets
New York, New York 10013
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this food tours class:

Join us as we tour NYC's largest and most beloved farmers market: the Union Square Greenmarket.

We'll wander through the farm stands, sampling and shopping for local produce and farm-made products to fill our shopping basket.

Along the way, we'll discuss: 

  • What makes something "local"
  • Why "organic" is not the most important label at the market 
  • What is currently in season and at its peak of flavor 
  • What are the most important products to buy at the market
  • Tips for choosing the best produce

After 45 minutes of tasting and shopping, we'll head downtown via subway to our cooking school in SoHo where we'll prepare a full, seasonally-inspired lunch to enjoy together.

A typical menu consists of a local cheese + fruit platter (for nibbling on while we cook), a hearty seasonal vegetable and local grain dish, and fresh or roasted seasonal fruit served with local creme fraiche or homemade creme anglaise. (Vegetarians can be easily accommodated.)

Where: We'll meet at the NW corner of the Union Square Greenmarket (corner of Union Square West and East 17th, in front of Pret a Manger cafe)

Price includes: Farmers market samples, a cooking class back at our school, and a full sit-down lunch.


School Notes:

You’ll receive a complete recipe packet and enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates. Our classes are BYOB, and you are welcome to bring a bottle to share at the sit-down meal.

There is no sit-down meal for the following classes:

  • The Baking Basics
  • Holiday Candy Workshop
  • Bubbles and Truffles: Candy Making for Adults

Our classes are hands-on, coupled with demonstration-style teaching. Everyone is situated at their own cutting board/chef’s knife station around a large wooden work table that accommodates the whole class (10 people max). We work together as a group, with the chef at the head of the table.

We focus on knife skills, preparing ingredients for cooking, and we strive to find every opportunity to offer you a hands-on experience at the stove and at your station, all within the spacial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen. We ask for volunteers to assist in all cooking.

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Refund Policy

For Public Classes:

  • All classes are non-refundable.
  • We have a firm 48-hour cancellation policy (for credit only) to ensure that we have enough time to refill your seat with another student.
  • While it is not in our nature to say no, we are simply not able to accommodate last-minute illnesses or work-related conflicts. However, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, because we understand that these things do happen.
  • If you test positive or have been exposed to Covid, and it is less than 48 hours before your class, we will certainly work with you to find a future class for you to attend.
  • If you need to reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, please reach out directly to Home Cooking New York: [email protected].

For Culinary Bootcamps:

Boot camp registrations are not refundable, but are transferable to another boot camp if you give us more than 1 weeks’ notice if you need to change your start date.

Because of the volume of Boot Camps we offer, we cannot offer make-up classes to everyone who misses a class, as it happens too often. As a consolation we have two options for making up missed classes, provided you alert us ahead of time:

  1. Send a vaxxed friend in your place (and make them cook you a meal based on their new skills, as repayment!), or
  2. Opt for our “Plan B” program: You can register for any single class that covers the same/similar coursework you missed, provided it still has an open seat 48 hours before it runs. That way you can take another class and we are just filling empty seats. Please note, this is a last-minute, drop-in option, not something that can be scheduled more than 2 days in advance. This does require that you keep tabs on our schedule to see what is available (the number of open seats is part of every class listing).

Thank you for understanding!

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $100
11:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $100

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Question from anonymous
Are any of your dish in any class gluten free
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This class is gluten-free. They do buy the baguette to snack on, but just make sure when you register, reminds the school so they can make sure to put the focus on GF friendly foods. Hope this helps!
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Reviews of Classes at Home Cooking New York (1,807)

(1807 Reviews)
Farmer's Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Suzanne F. on 8/8/2021
Had a spectacular time at the class. I have had cooking classes before, yet learned several new things that surprised me. Also got a sense of how to shop from the market and put together combinations I would have never thought of doing before. All in all, a really fun experience and one which I hope to do again on a future trip to New York. Suzanne
Farmer's Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Herry P. on 1/13/2019
This class was great. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and she kept the class pretty interactive. Although we cooked fish, there were also a lot of options in our meal for vegetarians as well. I also learned a lot about how to navigate the farmer's market
Farmer's Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/26/2018
Fantastic trip with Erica. We had other people trying to join the class and listen in to her pearls of wisdom! The tour was extremely helpful and we feel much more confident about navigating the farmers market now and the food was delicious. Thanks for a fantastic day Erica!
Farmer's Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/1/2018
This was great! Fun to learn about fruits and vegetables that I had never used before, or was scared to use! Small class so plenty of opportunity to learn and ask questions.
Farmer's Market Tour + Cooking Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/29/2017
This class was outstanding! I learned much more than I expected. Would recommend this to everyone.
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Founded in 2002, Home Cooking New York provides intimate and hands-on cooking classes at their cooking school in downtown New York City, as well as private classes in students’ home kitchens. Their students range from absolute beginners to amateur home cooks who want to expand their culinary education....

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