Cooking Skills Guides

Quick guides and cooking skills

Cooking 101 is where you'll find all of our:

  • Pantry Essentials
  • Cooking Tools Guides
  • Cooking Videos
  • 101 Guides
  • Vegetable E-books

This section has some of the same content as the recipe archive but organized according to cooking skill.

In the recipe guide you'll find the 101 Guide For Roasted Root Vegetables included under every root crop A-Z. Here you'll find it under Techniques, Roasted Root Vegetables and Complete Collection of 101 Guides.

Our intention is to keep everything ~super easy~ for you to find.

This is a wealth of information for folks:

Completely new to seasonal eating.

Someone stuck in a cooking rut who wants to try something new.

Anyone who wants to try something new; green smoothies, fresh salsa, pesto, salad dressing...we have resources for all of these and so much more!

Someone wanting to get started with a new technique such as quick pickles, fermentation, blanching and freezing...the list goes on and on!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. New content is added in an on-going basis.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We welcome your feedback! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor

Mandy Gerth
Mandy Gerth
Hi! I'm Mandy Gerth farmer and co-owner at Lower Valley Farm in Kalispell, MT

I didn't grow up eating food from the garden or cooking with simple seasonal foods. I started the journey of how I cook now about 20 years ago, when my cooking skills weren't much more than boiling water and making salad.

I had a life-changing experience as I started to learn kitchen skills and began to cultivate a small kitchen garden.

Now that I run a farm that feeds over 500 families a week, it's hard to look over our fields and believe this was my humble garden ten years ago.

What started as an interest in gardening has turned into my career as an organic farmer.

I absolutely love growing organic produce AND it's not enough for me just to grow food.

I want to give to other folks like me, people who want to change how they eat in a way that is sustainable not just for the planet but sustainable for the workload of the home cook.

Raising our children on fresh food has been one of the most profound blessings of my life.

I want to be able to go back to when the kids were tiny and teach myself everything I know now. I used to spend so much time checking out mountains of library books and searching online just to find a few recipes and techniques that would work for me. Learning how to cook and setting myself up for success in the kitchen has been a LONG process.

I want to share all the knowledge I've learned with you.

It's my goal for you to skip the steep and overwhelming learning curve I experienced when I made a commitment to changing how my family eats. I will help you transform your shopping, meal planning, food prep, and approach to cooking.

The LVFarm Academy is a collection of tools, resources, and guides for you to use to incorporate seasonal food into your daily life.

I am so happy you are here and very excited to share my resources with you to help set you up for seasonal eating success.




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