Youth Maker Mondays: Harvest Creations (Ages 12-18)

Youth, Kitchen Arts

Youth Maker Mondays: Harvest Creations (Ages 12-18)

Autumn is like no other season in the kitchen — let's turn that harvest bounty into deliciousness!

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 10/2/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Mon, 10/9/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. Mon, 10/16/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 10/2/2023 - Mon, 10/16/2023


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Youth Ages 12-14, Youth Ages 14-16, Youth Ages 16-18, No Prerequisite, Youth Class, Youth Maker Monday, Class

Kitchen Arts Studio



Week 1: Processing Pumpkins from Purée to Pepitas
By processing the whole pumpkin, you can truly understand and appreciate the potential of this gourd. The many tasty projects (soups, breads, butters, and more!) that this popular fall symbol presents will keep us busy! You can expect to learn knife skills, bake some delicious treats, and understand how to properly preserve and use a pumpkin with clever zero-waste hacks.

Week 2: Fall Apples! 
Apples in Washington State are a celebrated part of the fall harvest. The variety of apples also means a lot of culinary territory to explore. You will learn to tell the differences between many types of apples and what you can make with them using simple processes like stewing or baking. You will make delicious apple treats like apple sauce, apple cake, or simple baked apples. 
Week 3: Hidden Squash Dinner Plan
More seasonal gourds! You will make a naturally sweet autumn soup, elevated by warm spices and cream. You'll also whip up a quick and easy baked goodie to tie the whole thing together. You will learn culinary techniques and sauce and emulsify your way through the creation of a light vegetarian soup. 

Registering Youth

  • Parent/guardian registering a child for the first time: When you register, select "Others Only" in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, select "Add New Registrant." Create an account for your child.
    • The next time you register your child, use "Search Registrants" to select them.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.

We are grateful to the city of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Youth Maker Monday classes for families.

Class Policies

  • Ages 12-18 are welcome.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes to class.
  • Each participant will need to be registered for the class (no drop-ins).

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Nadja Peschke

Nadja Peschke comes from the Boston area and holds a bachelor's degree in studio art from Principia College in Elsah, Ill. This past year, she spent four months in the Arctic Circle in northern Norway working on an organic strawberry farm and acting as head of farm operations. She enjoyed creating meals and baking her signature sourdough bread for her fellow volunteers. In the summer of 2021, Nadja interned with a family-owned, farm-to-doorstep delivery service in western Massachusetts. Her senior capstone project focused on the importance of local food systems represented at home and in our kitchens in a multimedia installation. You can find her current work on or on Instagram @thewinterlilac.

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