Sat, Feb 17|
Cherry Grove Farm
Sourland Bread Gluten Free Class
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2024, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cherry Grove Farm, 3200 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
About the event
Many of you know my story. I was gluten intolerant for several years, was tested ad nauseum for Celiac Disease, for which I was negative for, and just decided it was best to go on a gluten free diet.
Until I went to France and found I was able to eat anything I wanted throughout the country without any abdominal pain, or fatigue, or headaches. it felt miraculous. It still does. However, my gluten allergy returned with a vengeance this past year and even a long-fermentation sourdough is difficult to digest.
At first it was upsetting. But then I thought of all of the different people I had to turn away from classes and information over the years. The ones who had celiac or a severe allergy or just felt legitamely better on a gluten free diet.
And as I continued getting closer to the land where I live and the farmers who work so hard upon it, I began to realize that I wanted to not only leave anyone out, but I wanted to also include these other grains and flours that were naturally gluten free, that were grown in the Sourlands or closeby. I started to realize that in order to be totally inclusive, I had to begin teaching gluten free classes.
And let’s be real, I too wanted to eat great bread! Gluten free bread tends to be akin to cardboard, unappealing, and often tasteless. Now, do not get me wrong, this is no easy leap, and I have done many a test bake to get here, but I do believe that I will make a lot of people happy in the process.
So…Welcome to Gluten Free Sourdough with Mary Parr. I’m happy to report I am collaborating with Blue Moon Acres who are supplying all of the rice flour for the class. I also hope to bring on other gluten free flours from local farms as this class gains momentum.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Mixing bowl (at least 9 inches in diameter, any material is fine)
- Apron and digital scale (optional)
- Seats are limited to 15 people, so if you know you can make it, sign up!
- Classes need a minimum of 6 people to run
- Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable
- Sale ends: Feb 16, 2024, 2:30 PM
In-Person Gluten-Free Ticket
Includes 1 in-person seat in the Gluten-Free Sourdough Class$125.00+$3.13 service fee