Farms, Food and Photography Camp

farms food and photography camp

                                                                    © photo by Ellie Markovitch

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Farm, Food and Photography Camp –  July 8 to July 19, 2013 | 9am-4pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region with Agricultural Stewardship Association

I am really excited to help design and teach the first Farm, Food and Photography Camp for both ASA and the Arts Center. I am working with ASA Outreach and Communications Intern Holly Rippon-Butler to create a unique two week  camp focusing on farming, food and photography for kids ages 12-16. Students will visit four local farms, learn about farm-to-table cooking using the food they harvest with their own hands, and document their time on the farms in the kitchen using photography and the state-of-the-art Digital Art Studio at The Arts Center.

Registration is now open for ASA’s first-ever summer camp! Visit The Art Center’s website for more details and to sign up!

Teaching artist and cook Ellie Markovitch, of, will lead the  camp, instructing the students about nutrition and photography while they explore local farms and food. Ellie is a talented photographer and member of the Chefs Consortium. Other details of the camp include a cooking tutorial and nutrition lesson from chef Susan Garth, of Dish Bistro in Greenwich; a visit to the Eighth Street Produce Project in Troy; a tour of an urban wheat farm; and visits to a local dairy farm, vegetable CSA, and sheep farm. Students will come away with a portfolio of photographs, recipes and an appreciation for the role that local farms play in what we eat.

The camp takes place weekdays from July 8th-19th and ASA will host a food tasting and official exhibition at The Arts Center featuring the students’ work at the Troy Night Out on August 30th to remind the community of the important role that farms and food play in our lives.

Camp scholarships are available through The Arts Center and registrations are now being accepted on The Arts Center website,, or by phone at (518) 273-0551 x231.


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