LEARNING TO GROW AND COOK "REAL" FOOD
Farmhouse School is located on a historic prairie farmstead in Campton Hills, a far western suburb of Chicago, where we grow over 50 crops on 2+ acres using organic practices. We aim to spark a love of "real" food, especially in kids. Hands-on food experiences clear a path to less screen time and processed foods, with more wonder, dirt, sweat, creativity and experimentation.
Working with ingredients straight from the garden, and giving students a direct hand in the harvesting and cooking, builds excitement, pride and healthy appetites. Please grab an apron, and join me in this happy, wholesome pursuit.
Register now for kids' classes and camps happening in July. Click on the blue "register" button for details and descriptions.
Adult, teen and parent/child classes will be added in August.
LESLIE KENDRIGAN MEREDITH
Leslie opened Farmhouse School when she bought the historic Beatty-Mongerson property in the spring of 2021. Before then, she had a successful marketing career and was teaching kids to grow and cook as a side hustle. Along the way, she launched a community garden project in her neighborhood, worked with a middle school to create a new garden and club, and won the Daily Herald Cook of the Year competition. She continues to write a column in that paper, focused on cooking with kids. Leslie is delighted to be able to expand her operation to a full-time, full-heart endeavor with plenty of space to grow, teach, cook and savor in a picturesque rural setting.