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.
If you’ve ever wanted to cook the foods you’ve eaten at restaurants, this class is for you. Together, we are going to discuss ways to alter common recipes eaten at restaurants in ways that are quick, simple, DELICIOUS, and, of course, nutritious!
Learn how to prepare tofu four different ways in this 101 class!
Let's get growing! Learn strategies to plan a successful garden.
Let's get cooking! De-mystify winter squashes by cutting, chopping, and cooking them in class to make delicious meals.
One of the many beauties of embracing different cultures is exposure to a variety of delicious foods. At Local Matters, we enjoy celebrating different cultures to and creating fun colorful, delicious, and healthful recipes!
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.