We’re growing a community of healthy eaters — and it starts with teaching young people how to cook.

We focus on teaching cooking in underserved communities.

Why? Because for young people and families who are on a budget and want to eat healthy food in a regular way, there’s only one way to do it: learn to cook.


Our programs are designed as joyful, hands-on experiences with fresh, delicious, and whole foods to inspire students to establish healthy cooking and eating habits to last a lifetime.

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In underserved communities where processed, high-calorie foods are prevalent, and healthy, whole foods are scarce, The Sylvia Center provides essential programs that teach young people the skills they need to lead healthy, productive lives.

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October 12, 2017 in Blog, On the farm, Recipes

Butternut Squash Minestrone

With the start of fall, soup is a versatile dish that can include seasonal vegetables leftover from the week. This is a great twist on a classic minestrone recipe, but…

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October 1, 2017 in Blog, Events, On the farm

Fall Harvest Day at Katchkie Farm | October 14th

Celebrate the bounty of the season at Fall Harvest Day with The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm.   FALL HARVEST DAY Saturday, October 14th 11-2pm The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm…

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September 18, 2017 in Blog, On the farm, Recipes

Rustic Summer Ratatouille

Our Rustic Summer Ratatouille is the perfect dish to make with leftover tomatoes and zucchini from the late summer harvest. Fresh herbs really make this recipe delicious!  Serve it with…

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