Earn a certificate in Sustainable Food Craft at The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College
As the demand for local, sustainable, value-added food grows, we need agro-ecological farmers to sustainably tend our working landscapes and uncompromising food artisans with the skills to make food both ethical and delectable.
The School of the New American Farmstead now offers a Certificate in Sustainable Food Craft that teaches students to intentionally source raw agricultural products, transform quality ingredients into higher-value products through application of time-tested techniques, and market their products to a growing population of conscious consumers.
The Certificate in Sustainable Food Craft is designed for a range of food-focused learners including:
- budding entrepreneurs looking to bring value-added foods to market;
- chefs at farm-to-table restaurants and institutions looking to hone traditional culinary skills to serve ecological eaters and produce more of their own from-scratch artisan foods;
- students pursuing a degree in a related field at another institution looking for hands-on experiential education in values-based and value-added food production;
- and lifelong learners pursuing interest in craft and value-added food from the farm