Yosemite Foothill Foodie is a series of cooking and wellness workshops at Fresno Flats Historical Park,  hosted by Yosemite Home Companion in partnership with Visit Yosemite Madera County.

Our first event is Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fresno Flats. Learn how to make a magic mineral broth for strength and immunity! Our presenter will be Becca Bollinger from nearby Kern Family Farms.

Questions? Contact Kellie at (559) 676-6752

This workshop will walk through the process of making nourishing “magic mineral broth” that can be used as the base for any soup or water-based dish this winter and spring. This month’s chef, Becca Zollinger, is a midwife, herbalist, and organic farmer who will highlight the nutritional and medicinal aspects of ingredients used in the broth. Magic Mineral Broth is a vegetarian broth made from culinary and medicinal herbs and nutrient-packed vegetables. This broth provides a strong background of nutrients and health supporting compounds that help the body prevent illness, heal from injuries and recover from stress-related dysfunction. Participants will become familiar with how to integrate common vegetables as well as shitake and reishi mushrooms, rosemary, astragalus, ginger and calendula into their soups for optimum wellness this season and beyond.

Come join us to create this amazing broth made from start to finish, become familiar with the herbs and vegetables used in the recipe and leave with handouts rich in information for you to use at home!

Becca Zollinger stands in a field of sunflowers
Becca Zollinger of Kern Family Farms

Rebecca Zollinger, MS is a midwife, herbalist, and organic her farmer. She developed and teaches a two-year graduate program in botanical medicine at Bastyr University, and founded a community-based herbal program on her organic medicinal herb farm in Washington State. Rebecca recently moved to the Kern Family Farm after becoming engaged to Aaron Kern. The Kern Family Farm is an 80-acre farm near North Fork that utilizes agroecology and permaculture methodologies to not only produce nutrient-dense food but to improve the health of the land, the air, the water, and the community for current and future generations. The Kern Family also owns and operates North Fork’s only organic grocery store, The Gnarly Carrot, providing nutritious organic produce sourced from Kern Farm as well as other local organic farms.