Improving lives through small changes
An important part of Local Matters' purpose is to inspire individuals to consider the role of food in their lives. That means that even as we interact with larger groups and organizations, we recognize that many people, regardless of socio-economic status, are interested in learning more about food and improving the quality of their lives through the following skills:
- Cooking independently
- Selecting nutritious foods
- Understanding MyPlate
- Preparing a meal on a budget
- Growing food
- Building leadership skills
These essential skills support people in living healthier, higher-quality lives both in the short term and in the long term. Whether impacting children, youth, adults, seniors or those battling chronic disease or disabilities, we aim to assist everyone in developing these skills.
Join us for a cooking class in the newly built CareSource Community Kitchen beginning in April 2016.
Let's get cooking! Learn strategies to save time and money when cooking, while making delicious food.
Looking for lively lunch ideas? Join us as we discuss delicious and nutritious ideas for lunch and make a lunch recipe of our own.
Learn how to cut, chop, and cook with confidence as we practice basic knife skills and beginning cooking techniques, all while preparing an easy, delicious, and healthy meal.
Swap with us. Free and all are welcome! Activities for children, delicious snacks, free seeds and fun for the whole family.
Let's Party! Food is a cornerstone of many celebrations and family traditions. In this class, we will attempt to break down barriers associated with food and celebrations, by adding ideas around more whole foods for the traditional processed foods eaten during Americanized celebrations.
Come learn the basics of front-of-package labels. We will debunk a few food-labeling myths and discuss your questions. Food is provided.
In this class, we will explore common foods found at your everyday grocery store, and discuss how they can help protect your body from the cold and flu this season.
Meet us in the kitchen for a community conversation and meal. Guests will discuss Avalon Village: From Blight to Beauty.