Agriculture Demonstration Kitchen 

hosted by Chattooga County Farm Bureau

The 2021 Chattooga County Agricultural Fair Agriculture Demonstration Kitchen will feature daily demonstrations by local gardeners, craftsmen, chefs, and experts. 

Thursday, August 26 

5:30pm - Linda Leslie – Chattooga County Farm Bureau – Ice Cream Time! – Ever wondered how to make great ice cream?  Join us for tips, tricks, and recipes for a variety of methods: everything from ice cream in a bag, using a Kitchen Aid, and secrets for firm homemade ice cream! Children accompanied by adult attendees can make their own ice cream-in-a-bag.

7:00pm - Heather Kyner – Another Niche – Upcycling Decor – Ms. Kyner will be discussing the thought processes behind using found objects to create home décor and demonstrating how to upcycle a piece.  Give your creative eye a boost and look at found objects in a whole new way.

8:30pm - Misty Blackwood – DIRT Design & Décor – Beginning Block Art – Ms. Blackwood will be demonstrating wood block art and participants will have a piece to take home.  Come by DIRT and sign up to hold your spot for the FREE class.

Friday, August 27

5:30pm - Rebecca Thomas, CEC and FACS Agent – Home canning basics! Fruits, vegetables, pickles, and jellies. There are basics to follow in home canning to keep your food safe and tasting its best! Watch as Rebecca Thomas demonstrates these techniques.


7:15pm - Sam Leslie – Sourdough Bread- Learn sourdough bread making from a local expert.  Mr. Leslie will discuss starting your own sourdough, the care and feeding of your sourdough starter, and the process of making fresh bread.  Samples and starters will be available for attendees.


8:30pm - Sophia Price – Triple Bee Farms -- Beeswax Candle Making- Mrs. Price will melt, pour, and unmold handmade candles made of 100% beeswax with 100% natural cotton wicks. Come learn why these candles burn without dripping, and how you too can make them at home.


Saturday, August 28

2:30pm - Kathy Berry – Kathy’s Kane Patch – Chair seat weaving demonstration – Chair caning, or weaving, dates to the early days of China when these types of seats were reserved for the affluent, and the wooden seats were for commoners. Today, this nearly lost art can mainly be found on heirloom chairs and rockers. Ms. Berry will demonstrate the techniques that create and help restore these cherished pieces.


4:00pm - Rose Kohler – Book Art Basics – Recycle those old books into gifts and works of art.  Start simple and work your way up to intricate designs.  Come learn the basics of book art!


5:30pm - Brenda Park – Quilts of Valor – Basics of quilt making – Do you know how to jelly roll and make cake layers?  Learn the basics of creating a quilt block from start to finish with the Quilts of Valor team.  View their beautiful creations in the AG Center.


7:00pm - Gwen Fisher- Master Gardener Extension Volunteer – Easy medicinal salves you can make at home! Insect bites, burns, and cracked elbows can all be treated with salves that you can make yourself. Mrs. Fisher will share these simple salves and how you can make your own right at home!


Sunday, August 29

2:30pm - Triple Bee Farms – Beginning Bee Keeping-Interested in keeping bees or still on the fence?  Find out about beekeeping basics, start-up equipment, and bee varieties from an expert.


4:00pm - Joy Phelan – Master Gardener Extension Volunteer- Making herb vinegars and oils. From easy herb vinegars to fragrant oil blends for dishes, Ms. Phelan will show you simple techniques to bring your garden in to the kitchen!


5:30pm - Stacie Marshall—Mountain Mama Farms – From her family farm in Gore, Ms. Marshall specializes in Appalachian Heritage Products such as bees wax candles, goat’s milk soap, herbal salves, and remedies. Come and learn to incorporate herbs into your everyday life as Stacie demonstrates how to create your own apothecary at home.