Culinary Heritage "Farm2Art2Table" Programs
at the Clemmons Family Farm
The Clemmons Family Farm is piloting new initiatives under our "Farm2Art2Table" programs that focus on African-American and African diaspora foods, culinary heritage and arts. The African diaspora covers the places around the world where the mass dispersion of people of African descent settled during the Transatlantic Slave Trades between the 1500s and the 1800s. The African diaspora thus includes all countries in Africa, as well as the Americas (United States, Canada, South America) and the Caribbean, representing a wide and diverse array of cultures, foods, spices and cuisines!
Above: Peggy Briggs, Lydia Clemmons (Senior) co-owner of the Clemmons Family Farm, and Candace Taylor of Conscious Kitchen LLC prepare dumplings for an Afro-Caribbean split pea and dumpling soup whose recipe originates from Candace's grandmother and Barbados culinary heritage. Photo credit: Marice Providence, Clemmons Family Farm/A Sense of Place project, 2018.
Above: During a Cooking, Culture and Conversation class, Chef Omar Tate demonstrates the art of making delicious pie dough in the beautiful historic Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm. While cooking together, the small group of participants learn about the history and African-American cultural heritage of sweet potato pies. They also have fun learning about each other!
The Clemmons Family Farm's African-American/African diaspora culinary arts and heritage programs will offer cooking lessons, workshops, tasting demonstrations, cultural performances, and educational presentations featuring the wonderful diversity of African American and African diaspora cuisines and food histories. As with all of our programs, our culinary heritage and arts programs are designed to foster opportunities for people to enjoy quality time together in small multicultural groups. We carefully curate experiences that will help visitors to learn about, commune around and celebrate African-American heritage-- and each other-- in a warm, fun and supportive environment focused on history, art and culture.
Stay tuned for our 2018 Spring/Summer schedule of culinary heritage and arts programs that will be posted on this page soon!