Cooking with Kids: Bruschetta makes it Betta’ on August 30th 11:00am

The Coastal Children's Museum
75 Mechanic Street Rockland Maine
Megan Rogers
Aug 30, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Photo by: Megan Rogers A sample of the veggies being grown in the Coastal Community Children's Garden at the Coastal Children's Museum in collaboration with the Good-Tern Co-Op. carrots, Swiss chard, lunch-box peppers, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchinis surrounded by our companion plants the marigolds.

Rockland-Children and their caregivers are invited to make a tasty treat picked fresh from garden at the Coastal Children’s Museum on Saturday the 30th of August at 11am.  City Councilor and amateur chef Louise Maclellan Ruf will be on hand to make some yummy bruschetta using using the tomatoes from the Coastal Community Children's Garden which Louise has been helping to tend throughout the spring and summer.  She is also known for her cooking prowess and won best lobster mac and cheese at last September's Lobsterpalooza! Bruschetta, an Italian antipasto dish, consists of chopped tomatoes on lightly toasted bread and can be made easily and with great results!

The Coastal Community Children's Garden (CCCG) was conceived and planted in collaboration with the Good Tern Co-Op's Educational Outreach Committee in Rockland on the hillside of the Sail Power Steam Museum in a plot donated by Cpt. Jim Sharp of Sharp's Point South.  The patch is growing tomatoes, basil, chives, coriander, zucchini, potatoes, beans, peas, carrots and chard with a purpose to introduce children to gardening and the joys of eating vegetables in a fun and hands on way.  A  Harvest Celebration with Uproot Pie pizza made with ingredients from the garden will be cooked up at the museum on October 8th in concert with the Good Tern's Autumn Social.

A great way to connect where our food comes from and  how good fresh fruits and veggies can taste, this workshop is included in the price of admission and free for members.  Located at 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, The Coastal Children’s Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to providing an opportunity for children and their families to learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s coast. For more information call the museum at 596-0300, email, visit or find us on Facebook.