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Event: Homer Historical Society Herb Workshohp
Date: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM − 3:00 PM
Organization: Homer Historical Society
Location: Homer United Methodist Church
101 E. Adams Street
Homer, MI
Phone: None
Cost: $35 person donation
Contact: Dee Camp
Phone: 517-524-7348
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Description: The Homer Historical Society
has been holding its Herb
Workshop for 27 years and
still manages to address new
topics for speakers and the
menu. This year they focus
on farm-to-table with two
suppliers of products and a
chef who creatively produces
the delicious and healthy
end result. It will be held
Saturday, February 2 at the
Homer United Methodist
Church, 101 East Adams
Street in Homer starting at
9:30 a.m. with a continental
breakfast. It will end at
approximately 3 p.m.
following snacks, a gourmet
luncheon and a fun-filled
day of information.
In America, the
farm-to-table concept,
promoting the use of local
foods and beverages in
restaurants and also using
locally raised items at
home, has grown in the last
decade. In 2015 the National
Restaurant Association noted
that four of the top ten
food trends were related to
local foods.
Program speakers
will include Joe Marciano
who is the head chef at
Albion Malleable Brewery. He
will speak about “A Day in
the Life of a Chef.”
Marciano, originally from
Brooklyn, New York, and his
wife Kathryn Marciano, a
Homer native and also a
chef, volunteered to prepare
the workshop’s main course
and guide Homer Historical
Society volunteers through
this year’s menu
Jason Killorn,
Hanover, Michigan, raises
organic vegetables year-
round and will talk about
his work relating to the
farm-to-table focus and
supplying the product to
The third speaker,
Dan Marsh, raises
sustainable and chemical
free poultry, pork and beef
on his Quincy farm. He will
discuss the importance of
eating healthy and
supporting local suppliers.
Other workshop
features include craft items
for sale and a silent
Herb Workshop
coordinator Dee Camp, who
founded the event and has
worked with it every year,
is especially enthusiastic
about this year’s program
and menu. “I AM excited,”
Camp said. “This is a first
to have professional help
with our meal. The
creativity of our food and
the speakers sharing their
livelihood and practices
should be something we can
all learn to use.”
The Herb Workshop is a fund
raiser for ongoing Homer
Historical Society
restoration and historical
preservation work at Blair
Historical Farm which was
donated to the organization
in 1974 by Maude Blair when
the Society was formed. Miss
Blair was an educator
dedicated to children and to
Homer’s history. She was
also the granddaughter of
Dr. George W. Blair, an
early settler and Homer’s
first medical doctor.
Reservations are a
must for the Herb Workshop.
They should be made by
calling 517-524-7348.
Reservation checks for the
$35 per person donation
should be made payable to
the Homer Historical Society
and mailed to the Homer
Historical Society, P.O. Box
146, Homer, MI 49245.
Herb Workshop
information is also
available on the Homer
Historical Society website.


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