Sweet Selma Farm Tour and Cooking Class

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From the outside Sweet Selma Farms looks like a quaint home on a quiet street but once you step inside there’s a whole ‘nother world. If you drive through College Park GA you could pass Sweet Selma Farm and not even know it was there. What was once a bait shop and cricket hatchery (featured in National Geographic magazine September 1953)  is now part home, part event space and cooking school. In the back there is a working farm with chickens, a couple of ducks, a turkey, a mushroom farm in collaboration with 2 FunGuys, here’s a link to them and so much more.

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Read more about the history of Sweet Selma Farms HERE 

Those chickens produce some mighty fine eggs that we later used for frittatas so our cooking class was the most literal example of farm to table dining I’ve ever experienced. I’ll tell you more about the cooking class later. The chickens that are lucky enough to live at Sweet Selma Farms never end up as dinner. They live out their full lives on the farm and never see the inside of cast iron skillet.

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The kind folks at Sweet Selma Farm have taken in Jim Tom the turkey who grew a bit too aggressive for his former home (he was chasing cars through the streets of Buckhead). He now lives peacefully with the chickens and ducks….and a peacock too.

School children can visit Sweet Selma Farm to get a better understanding of where their food comes from, I wish I had a field trip like this when I was a kid. This space is also available to groups for fundraisers and special events as well as chefs looking for a spot to show off their talents.

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Partners Jake Rothschild and Sandy Houdeshell (pictured above) have created a warm, welcoming space to learn as well as share ideas and good food. Many thanks to Lia Picard of The Cardigan Kitchen for organizing this wonderful farm tour and cooking class.

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After the farm tour chef Sandy Houdeshell lead us in a frittata making class with farm fresh eggs and shiitake mushrooms we harvested earlier in the day. A good time was had by all. There is nothing quite like making a frittata with a farm fresh egg, it really is a special thing.

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Along with our frittatas Jake served roasted sweet potatoes and a selection of vegan cheese from Pure Abundance. More about Pure Abundance Artisan Vegan Cheese HERE.

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Sweet Selma Farm is also an AirBnB so you can stay a few nights if you like. Located close to Atlanta’s Hartsfield/Jackson airport they are frequently a home away from home for quite a few pilots. I’m telling you, this place has it all.

Keep Sweet Selma Farms in mind for your next event and contact them if you have any questions. They’ll be happy to hear from you

3270 Connally Street. College Park, GA 30337

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Sweet Selma Farms Frittata Recipe
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Serves: 2-3 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2-4 tablespoons fresh herbs, minced
  • 2 cups favorite veggies, pre-cooked as needed
  • 1 cup favorite cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, lightly mix eggs just until yolk and albumin are combined.
  2. Mix in milk, veggies, herbs, and half of cheese. Good melting cheeses include Fontina, gruyere, cheddar... but by all means use your favorite...brie, feta, goat.
  3. Brush inside of very hot skillet with olive oil, and pour in egg mixture. In 2 to 3 minutes, when egg is pulling away from the sides of the skillet, top with remaining cheese and move Skillet to the oven. Bake for approximately 5 to 8 minutes, and remove from oven when Center is still loose. The skill it is so very very hot, the frittata will continue cooking when removed from the oven. If you baked the frittata until the egg is completely set, your frittata will be overcooked when you slice into it.

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