Cooking Classes and Farm Tours

June 25, 2019: Please note that I will be scheduling some classes and farm tours starting in mid-September. There is no availability till then. Sorry if this is disappointing. I’m in the  midst of some big changes here and that is the best I can do at this time.

Thanks, Susan Odom

I’m  long-time provider historic cooking classes, historic cooking demos, talks at museum sites, staff training. I don’t have a regular schedule for classes. I stay busy enough running the farm and farmhouse. I sometimes offer classes and you will find that info here. If you have something special in mind for a small group please  contact me at Thanks, Susan Odom

Classes offered at Hillside Homestead in the past

Basic Wood Stove Cooking: Learn how to use the stove safely, manage the fire and air drafts, and how to cook on the range top and in the oven and other tips and tricks. Help cook up 2-3 seasonal dishes using historic recipes. Sit down and enjoy a meal when the cooking is done.

Pie Baking: An introduction to making pie, you really don’t have to be afraid! Practice makes perfect! Learn how to mix, roll and bake a pie…such as custard, buttermilk, chess or a seasonal variety. Everyone will get a taste of pie!

Down on the farm: Unplug, slow down and experience farm life. Take a slow and easy tour of the farm and house. Pull up a chair to the wood stove and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and truly relax. There will be a pot of soup on the back burner and we will bake some biscuits or cornbread for lunch with something tasty for dessert too. This is an uncomplicated, open-ended time to fill or perhaps to relish in its simple slowness. Read a book, shell some beans, play some music, do some scrap art, day dream, maybe let go and maybe connect. Talk to me if there is something in particular you would like.

What to expect

Cost is $50 per person, cash or check
Classes are 2 to 3 hours
Class size is 4-6 people. Class will be cancelled if a minimum of 4 are not signed up.
Dress for the weather and the work.
Children are welcome as students if they are least 8 years old.
There will be time to tour the farm and house.
Private/Customized classes can be scheduled