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11th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

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The 11th Annual Farm to Table Dinner still has us smiling!  With a delicious menu, curated by Great Performances, and with the help of all of our volunteers, we couldn't...

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

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This post was originally published by Rural Intelligence here.  This Chocolate Olive Oil cake is a staple in our community cooking classes for three reasons:   1. It comes together…

Vegetable Pad Thai with Asian Coleslaw

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When kids participate in any Sylvia Center program, our staff makes sure that every participant walks away having tried something new. Some days this goal is harder to reach than…