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Afro-Cuban Culinary Heritage Adventures! (Two Dates)

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Clemmons Family Farm

The Historic Barn House

2122 Greenbush Road

Charlotte, 05445

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A SENSE OF PLACE AT THE CLEMMONS FAMILY FARM

Afro-Cuban Culinary Heritage Adventures!

Friday, October 19, 2018 6 PM-7:30 PM

and Friday, October 26 2018 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.

Featured Artist: Eloy Guzman

FREE ADMISSION (DONATIONS REQUESTED)

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 20 PEOPLE

Two opportunities to tantalize your tastebuds, stretch your language skills and learn about Afro-Cuban culture in a beautiful setting! Cooking has always been a central aspect of creating and maintaining community within the Afro-Cuban culture. It has also been key to nourishing the body and soul of not only the individual but the whole community. We invite you to join us to experience the rich cultural history of the African Diaspora in Cuba through its food. Eloy learned how to cook on his family's farm in Artemisa, Cuba. You'll sit down to enjoy the finished meal while conversing with Eloy and other participants about Afro-Cuban culture and your own family's culinary heritage stories as well!

Friday, October 19, 6-7:30P.M. Afro-Cuban Culinary Heritage Adventure #1: How to Make Potaje de Frijoles (Cuban Black Bean Soup)

Join Eloy Guzman as he brings the culture and stories of Cuba to the kitchen of the Clemmons Family Farm. Participants in this cooking class will learn how to make Cuban Black Bean Soup while learning the Spanish words for the ingredients, their special significance in Cuban culture, and stories about how these recipes were passed down in Eloy's family.

Friday, October 26, 6-7:30 P.M. Afro-Cuban Culinary Heritage Adventure #2: How to Make Boniatillo (Cuban Sweet Potato Pudding)

Join Eloy Guzman as he brings the culture and stories of Cuba to the kitchen of the Clemmons Family Farm. Participants in this cooking class will learn how to make Cuban Sweet Potato Pudding while learning the Spanish words for the ingredients, their special significance in Cuban culture, and stories about how these recipes were passed down in Eloy's family. Joining us at this event are our special guests, Sweetly and The Hotness, co-hosts of the popular satellite radio show "Restaurant Magic" who will be taping the show for their upcoming broadcast!

About the artist: Eloy Guzman

A Charlotte resident, Eloy's grandmother taught him how to cook when he was a child growing up in Cuba. Throughout his life, Eloy has shared his love for cooking to create a sense of community where ever he has lived. Eloy has a master's degree in Bilingual Education from City University of New York (1987) and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training in Vermont (2004). He is also writing a book about food, culture and Cuba!


About the Clemmons Family Farm

Thanks to support from ArtPlace America, we are able to offer this event with free admission. But did you know that donations to the Clemmons Family Farm help us to preserve one of the rare African-American owned farms in the state of Vermont and in New England as a cultural heritage asset for the community? There are one billion acres of farmland in the United States. Over the past century, African-American land ownership in the U.S. has decreased by 93%: from a combined total of 41 million acres to just 3.5 million acres today.


  • According to the 2012 United States agriculture census, of the nearly 7000 farms in Vermont, only 19 are African-American-owned or operated.
  • Of the 1.2 million acres of farmland in Vermont, only 740 acres are owned or principally operated by African Americans. Less than half of one percent (0.4%) of all farms in the United States are African-American-owned.
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Located in Charlotte near beautiful Lake Champlain, the Clemmons Family Farm is ​one of the largest African-American-owned historic farms in Vermont today. The farm includes 6 historic buildings (circa late 1700s-1800s), a spacious 1990’s residence, and 148 acres of prime farmland and forests, ponds and streams abundant with wildlife. Your donations and other kinds of support for our arts and culture programs help us to keep this Farm available for African-American and African diaspora history, arts and culture programs for the community.



FAQ

Where do I park?

The historic Barn House is located on the west side of the Road at 2122 Greenbush Road (Adirondack Mountain side). Please park across the road (east side of Greenbush Road) in the barnyard that is near the two old red barns (the shed and the "Big Barn"). You will see "Event Parking" signs indicating the areas where you can park. You will then cross the road and walk down the hill to the Barn House.


What do I do if I cannot walk down and up the hill to the Barn House?

Please contact 802-310-0097 so that we can arrange for a car to drive you down (and up) the hill. Also, the Barn House has an access ramp for those who may have difficulty using the stairs at the main entrance.


Is it ok to bring children?

Yes! Parents and children should really enjoy this event. If your wee ones get restless, there's plenty of room outside on the lawns for them to run around, but they will need to be accompanied by an adult.


Why is there a limit set for the number of residents from a given town?

One of the goals of the Clemmons Family Farm's "A Sense of Place" project is to foster a loving and supportive multicultural community among the residents of six towns: Charlotte, Shelburne, Hinesburg, South Burlington, Burlington and Winooski. Our African-American and African Diaspora arts and culture events are designed to help residents of these towns to get to know one another and to build community across differences of race and culture.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about the event. Email shanta.clemmonsfamilyfarm@gmail.com or call (765) 560-5445 and leave a message.


Where can I learn more about the Clemmons Family Farm?

Check out our website and like us on Facebook!


This event is made possible through a generous grant from ArtPlace America to the A Sense of Place project which is led by the Clemmons Family Farm, Champlain College and other Vermont partner organizations.

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The Historic Barn House

2122 Greenbush Road

Charlotte, 05445

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