Cooking for Middle Schoolers

This program is a unique opportunity for learning about and interacting with food here at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, where we have both a commercial kitchen and a production farm on site, as well as robust educational programming designed to bring awareness to our food system.

In this four-week hands-on culinary program, 6th through 8th graders will gain confidence in the kitchen and expand their love and curiosity for food. We will approach cooking through an interdisciplinary lens, practicing math, history, and science as we go. Students will learn real-life skills like reading and converting recipes, weighing and measuring ingredients, keeping workspaces neat and organized, and using different tools and techniques.

We are excited to offer our Cooking for Middle Schoolers program in March 2023 for the first time since 2020!

March 2023 Session

This winter session will focus on baking projects, such as cakes, pies, and cookies. Some will even include farm produce! Each participant will receive a binder and every class’s recipe to start their own recipe collection.

No previous cooking or baking experience is necessary, and dietary restrictions will be accommodated.

Dates: Mondays, March 6th - 27th
Time: 4:00-5:45 pm*
Cost: $115 for 4 classes, financial support is available (see below)

*The final class on March 27, 2023 will run for 2 hours, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

This program will take place in our commercial farm kitchen, and we require masks except for when eating or drinking. Please review our Education Program Health Policies here for information about COVID-19 and Illness.

Financial Support Options

We strive to make Cooking for Middle Schoolers an experience that is accessible to all families. We have partial and full need-based financial support available to families for whom cost is a barrier to participation. We also can create a payment plan to split tuition up into multiple payments, whether you are receiving financial support or not.

If interested in either or both of these options, please fill out the program registration form by clicking the Register button below and contact us at For your reference, here is our Education Programs Financial Support Guideline.

Questions? Call our farm office at 802-785-4737 during business hours, Monday to Friday. You can also email us at