EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Sign up below, OR email info@heatherlea.ca / call us at 519-927-5902 to reserve your space(s).

We’re always so excited to host our local food-centred events, workshops, and demos! Buy tickets below via Shopify, or check our social media feeds (Facebook!) for even more details on each of these as they approach. Just note that our workshops are limited in class size to create an intimate experience. You’ll get engaged, be able to ask lots of questions, and hopefully have a few good laughs with your classmates. Our classes are filled with fun and give you lots of useful knowledge to take home. We look forward to chopping, rolling, canning, baking, grilling, and (of course) eating alongside you!

Spring Fling at Heatherlea

Spring Fling at Heatherlea
April 27, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Bring the kids out to the farm for our Spring Fling from 10 am – 1 pm. Kids will get hands-on with fun activities, including potting a strawberry seedling to take home. Our guest, Carolyn J Morris, writer of the Rail Fence books, will be reading her farm-based books with children. We look forward to a visit from her baby chicks to delight everyone! Tickets include all supplies. (Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.)

Beef Butchery: Hind Quarter – Sold Out
May 5, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Join us to discover all the different cuts of beef, where they come from and how they are best prepared. In this demonstration class, watch Heatherlea’s Butcher, as he breaks down a hind of beef into the Short Loin (Tenderloin, New York Striploin, T-Bone & Wing), Sirloin, Flank, Rump, Round, Shank and more. Take a sneak peak at our aging process and learn tips and tricks to tackle whole animal butchery. You’ll also take home a mini-beef pack to enjoy.
Pork Butchery Class

Soap Making for Mother’s Day
May 12, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Join us on Mother’s Day as we demonstrate how to make two kinds of soap- a glycerine based melt and pour soap and a traditional cold-process soap using natural oils, tallow and lye. Taught by Kathrin & Andrew from Toronto’s ‘For The Love of Body’.

We’ll discuss how to infuse soaps with different healing properties, which oils to use and various soap-making techniques. Then we’ll make soap together and you’ll have the opportunity to add natural scents and exfoliants to your own mold of soap!

You’ll leave with an instructions booklet and several bars of soap.

Instructors Kathrin and Andrew are a multi-talented duo who enjoy teaching others about yoga, nutrition, herbs, foraging and making body care products.  They were recently featured in the Toronto Star for their creative classes.  And always, they offer full follow-up support to help you become a soap-making master!

Steak Night: A Tasting Experience
June 13, 2019 | 6pm – 8pm

Join us at our 1860’s Heatherlea farmhouse for an incredible steak tasting menu! Sample 10 different cuts and learn the best techniques for cooking them. Steak cuts included in the evening are: bavette, Denver, flank, flat iron, petite tender, sirloin cap, skirt, spider, tri tip, and Vegas steak.

Some of these cuts are often overlooked in everyday cuisine but deliver a delicious and truly rewarding experience when treated properly. Topics of discussion will include marinades, cooking times and tips, proper methods for slicing each cut and recipe ideas. Our knowledgeable butchers will be ready to answer any questions you may have.

Steak Night: A Tasting Experience

Pork Butchery – Sold Out
March 30, 2019 | 10am – 12pm

Join us to discover all the different cuts of pork, where they come from and how they are best prepared. In this demonstration class, watch Heatherlea’s Head Butcher, Jack, as he breaks down a side of pork into Picnic, Butt, Hock, Side Rib, Back Rib, Loin, Belly, Ham and more. Also learn the basics of sausage making from the experts that hand-craft them weekly!

Registered participants will get to take home a mini-pork pack to enjoy.

Heatherlea’s workshops are limited in class size to create an intimate experience. Get engaged, ask questions and laugh with your classmates. Our classes are filled with fun and give you lots of useful knowledge to take home!

Contact us to be added to the waiting list.

The Fine Print

Please note that our classes/workshops are demonstration with sampling unless otherwise specified. Published prices do not include tax. Payment will be required at the time of registration, which can be processed by phone, online or in store. *** CANCELLATION POLICY: We realize that life happens and sometimes you will be unable to attend a cooking class you have registered for. However, late cancellations do not allow us enough time to re-sell your seats. All sales are final and no refunds will be issued. Cancellations provided of 48-hour notice or more can exchange their payment for equal credit towards another equal-valued cooking class of your choosing or you can use the credit for in-store purchases. If a class is cancelled at any time by Heatherlea Farm Shoppe due to unforseen circumstances, all class fees will be fully refunded.

What else have we been up to? Past events have included:

Kids Cupcake Decorating Basics
Fermentation 101
Pop-Up Valentine’s Flower Shoppe!
Pork Butchery Demo
Water Bath Canning Essentials
North African Cuisine
Savoury Gluten Free
Pork Butchery Demos
Island Breakfast Cuisine with Caitlin
Pasta Making with Pat
Detox with Sherri
Valentine’s Brunch Workshop with Caitlin
Bone Broth & Stock Class with Jason
Cooking Classes For Kids: A 4 Part Series
Poultry Butchery with Head Butcher Jason Cooney
Pasta Making with Chef Claire Loftus
Middle Eastern Flavours with Chef Caitlyn McLeod
Canning: Food in Jars with Chef Cathy Hansen
Easy Summer Canapés with Chef Claire Loftus
Master the Grill with Head Butcher Jason Cooney