LEARNING TO GROW AND COOK "REAL" FOOD

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CULTIVATING JOY


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. 


CLASS SCHEDULE

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.

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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. 


Organic Vegetables

WHAT IS "REAL" FOOD?

Chia Pudding

REAL FOOD IN AN ALTERNATIVE TO FAST FOOD.

Making Bread

IT IS USUALLY RECOGNIZABLE, TRACEABLE TO ITS SOURCE, AND DEVOID OF CHEMICAL OR INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING.

Children in the Garden

IT CELEBRATES THE SEASONAL AND THE LOCAL.

Homemade Pesto

IT IS ENVIRONMENTALLY AND CULTURALLY SUSTAINABLE

Seasoning Steak

CONTACT

3N369 LaFox Road, Campton Hills IL 60175

312-545-3750

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