Vermilionville announces Seed to Skillet series schedule - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Vermilionville announces Seed-to-Skillet series schedule

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Vermilionville in Lafayette recently kicked off its Seed-to-Skillet series, which highlights the process of growing, harvesting and cooking food.

The series began on March 16 with a demonstration by Greg Guidroz of preparing a "green" gumbo. Guidroz also discussed which seeds to plant for the next quarter of the series as well as crop rotation methods.

The next session of the series will be held on June 15. The session will focus on vegetables such as tomatoes, okra, corn, beans, peppers and figs. The instructor, Guidroz, will demonstrate how to make fig preserves and a maque choux.

The schedule for the remaining quarters in the Seed-to-Skillet Series Schedule are as follows:

The quarter ending Sept. 28 will focus on peppers and preserves. Crops will include beans, collards, sweet potatoes, winter squash and muscadine. The instructor will demonstrate hot to make pepper jelly, muscadine jelly and beans and collard greens with rice. Farming topics will include drying foods and use of compost.

The final quarter, which ends on Dec. 21 will focus on nuts and berries. Crops will include cabbage, black-eyed peas, citrus fruits, and pecans. The instructor will demonstrate how to make marmalade and pralines.

Admission for the Seed to Skillet series is $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 6 and under. To register, call 337-233-4077 or email

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