Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Locavore Weekend Getaway in Athens

UPDATED to correct a faulty link:

Trillium Workshops is offering a Locavore Weekend Getaway August 14-16, 2009 with Marilou Suszko, author of Farms & Foods of Ohio: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate, at the Carpenter Inn & Conference Center near Athens, OH. The event includes a Friday-night mozzarella-making workshop using Snowville Creamery unhomogenized milk, a Saturday morning visit to the Athens Farmer's Market (featured in Audubon Magazine as one of the best farmers' markets in the country) with produce-selection instruction and a cooking demonstration using the produce from that day's market, and Sunday brunch. Fee: $325 for individuals, $475 for couples. For more information, contact Megan at 740-591-8626.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping spread the word. We are really excited about sharing our regional flavors with folks and helping them figure out how to introduce more local foods into their routine. For more info visit
-Megan Cameron, Trillium Workshops

valereee said...

Megan, I was just in Athens and at a couple of restaurants you might want to add to your tour or recommend to your guests for their meals on the own: Casa Nueva (40 W State) and The Village Bakery/Della Zona (268 E State), all of which focus on locally-produced ingredients. The Village Bakery also has a retail store which offers many local products. Restaurant Salaam (21 W. Washington) also sources some of their ingredients locally, especially their daily specials. All three restaurants are targeted at grownups and provide an alternative to the student pubs and national chains.

Anonymous said...

Hi Valeree...thanks for mentioning both Casa and Village Bakery and Della Zona. Part of the weekend will include gourmet pizzas from Della Zona using local ingredients including meats and farmstead cheese. Also, on Saturday after visiting the Farmer's Market we will be stopping at the Village Bakery for lunch and some shopping in their Undercover Market. Athens is a great place for Locavores!
-Megan, Trillium Workshops