Amber Waves of Grain display

On Friday, April 7, 2017, over 60 educators from around Virginia were trained at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta in the King Arthur “Bake for Good” program. This workshop was a train-the-trainer workshop hosted by Susan Prillaman, family and consumer sciences Extension agent, and the Bedford Master Food Volunteers. Paula Gray of King Arthur flour also traveled from Vermont to conduct this wonderful workshop with us.

Over a thousand rolls were distributed to local charities including the Smith Mountain Lake Agape Center, Bedford Christian Ministries, and The Bedford Shepherd’s Table.

Susan Prillaman and the Master Food Volunteers explain how to incorporate tips into our nutrition programs to encourage youth and families to try new kinds of whole grains.

This was a phenomenal educators’ workshop! Not only did we learn how easy it is to make these great rolls, we also had a chance to make a few extra to sample with some locally produced butter and jam!  Susan and her volunteers made us feel so welcome, and everyone had a great time.

We also discussed ways to incorporate additional activities into our nutrition programs to encourage youth and their families to eat more whole grains.

We worked in groups of two people to make our bread dough.

The impact of this workshop will continue throughout Virginia as these trainers share their bread-making skills with the youth in their areas.

Kudos to Susan , Paula, and our Bedford Master Food Volunteers!

For more information about this event and to view additional pictures, visit Bedford County Extension’s Facebook page:  Click here.