Activity note: Review cooking expectations
Afternoon: Check into your assigned room at the Heartwood Lodge and pick up registration packets.
Dinner: Dinner at the Lodge dining room will include orientation.
Evening: Orientation which will include a review of class contents and an overview of week's activities
Activity note: Explore FRD's summer cottage and enjoy "Tea with Eleanor" Please note a U,S. Passport is required to enter Canada. Different requirements for children under 16.
Breakfast: Enjoy a nutritious breakfast at the campus dining hall.
Morning: Leaving Heartwood Lodge, we'll be going to West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and Museum, the easternmost point of land in the continental U.S. After visiting the lighthouse, we'll head for Campobello Island where we will visit FDR's summer home and take part in "Eleanor's Tea" for a solid look at Island history.
Lunch: Picnic lunch on Campobello Island's Herring Cove enjoying the splendor of this great walking beach overlooking Grand Manan.
Afternoon: After lunching at the beach, we'll gather ourselves up and head back to Heartwood Lodge to catch a breather before today's cooking class.
Dinner: In late afternoon we'll all be introduced to the culinary facilities, spend some time getting to know the space and interacting between grandparents and grandchildren. I'm sure Chef Georgie will have some surprises tucked in her apron.
Activity note: Blueberries and Chowders
Breakfast: Enjoy a nutritious breakfast at the Heartwood Lodge dining room
Morning: This morning we'll visit blueberry fields at a organic blueberry farm. We'll discuss harvesting, drying and freezing the berries. We'll be talking about Maine blueberries and how great they are for you. How about a blueberry dessert pizza? We'll dive into other uses of Maine's spectacular berry. After blueberries, we'll head to Maine Sea Salt for a look at what makes sea salt nutritionally superb.
Lunch: We'll catch lunch in Machias before we head to Kendall Farm
Afternoon: Leaving Machias, we'll head to Kendall Farm in Perry where we be cooking tonight. Kendall Farm is located on Boyden Lake in “Downeast” Maine, which is on the northeastern-most coast. The farm was purchased in 1854 by Gergie's great-great-grandfather, Robert Golding, and the land was worked for three generations by her family. Kendall Farm is rich in history of the Kendall family. Says Georgie "In the early 1930s, as more families came to summer in Downeast Maine, my grandfather and my father hand-sawed ice from the frozen lakes in winter, packed the blocks in hay, and hauled the blocks by horse drawn sleds to ice houses at the cottages along Boyden Lake. By June, it would still be solid and ready for summer residents to use for refrigeration" On our way to the farm, depending on the tide, we may stop and dig for clams.
Dinner: Tonight is fresh lobster night. You'll enjoy cooking up your dinner, which will be topped with the fantastic Maine lobster. Wear something that you don't mind getting lobster juice on.
Activity note: Climb aboard the lobster boat, The Miss Patricia - keep your fingers crossed for whale sightings and lobsters in the traps.
Breakfast: Enjoy a healthy breakfast at the Heartwood Lodge dining room.
Morning: Van will transport you to Eastport's breakwater where we will catch a cruise aboard The Miss Patricia, an authentic working lobster boat. We'll cruise up Passamaquoddy Bay, amid spectacular scenery and plentiful wildlife. Look for eagles, seals, porpoises, and herring weirs. We'll check out a few lobster traps and survey their bounty.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own in historic bay side Eastport. Everything from the best hot dog on the coast to the best lobster roll in Down East Maine.
Afternoon: After lunch we'll head to Raye's Mustard Museum and Factory to sample some incredible mustard blends and look at the age old process of Eastport's mustard history. Then classes continue. Tonight's supper will include more of Maine's delights. After a chowder talk, grandparents and grandchildren will work together on side dishes. Discover wonderful, easy recipes for hectic schedules and smaller hands. This forum will highlight garden-fresh, healthy foods for a healthy lifestyle. Class content may change depending on student selections.
Dinner: Enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the fine food with fellow students. Expect good conversation and the occasional local guest.
Activity note: We'll get up close and personal with this farm and all of its crew--2 legged and 4-legged.
Breakfast: Enjoy a healthy, nutritious breakfast at the Heartwood Lodge dining room.
Morning: Vans will pick you up for excursion to Edmunds, Maine where we will head to the Tide Mill Farm, a diversified dairy, fresh garden produce and organic blueberry farm on the rugged coast of Maine. After a small farm walkabout, we'll spend some time with the farm's critters and explore sustainable farming practices with members of the Bell's 7th and 8th generation family members working this 200 year old farm
Lunch: Return to Heartwood Lodge to pick up your lunch. You can share the time at The Commons or head out for your afternoon of free time.
Afternoon: Enjoy a few hours of free time before returning to the kitchen for a cooking class which will feature working with a selection of Maine's renowned seafood, which will include working in more. lobster. How many ways can you fix lobster---lobster mac 'n cheese anyone?
Dinner: Enjoy a Maine seafood feast, sharing fine food and drink with fellow students. Expect good conversation.
Evening: Graduation festivities.
Activity note: Leisurely breakfast and some extras in Trescott and nearby Lubrc
Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast at the dining room
Morning: After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the Lodge, finish exploring the Cobscook region on your own and catch all of those highlights you saw but didn't get time to work in during your stay in this beautiful seaside community.
Lunch: Bid a fond farewell to new found friends and promise to come back another time.