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CLEARLAKE – The Friday Night Farmers' Market will host a workshop on how to build a solar cooker on Friday, Aug. 13, at Redbud Park in Clearlake.
Lake County Community Co-op members Hileri Shand and Barbara Christwitz will demonstrate and provide materials for those interested to make their own solar cookers. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m.
Solar cookers utilize the sun's energy to mimic an oven, sometimes reaching temperatures in excess of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Christwitz has demonstrated their effectiveness at the market and other community events by baking cookies and heating beans. She utilizes a solar cooker at home for most of her cooking needs, including roasting chickens and making stews.
Solar cookers can be low cost, as will be demonstrated with the simple materials of cardboard and tin foil, and can be a low cost alternative to other types of cooking.
Shand and Christwitz also will offer vital information on the use of the cookers so participants can begin working with the cookers immediately.
Also at the market this week, local rock band sensation “Without A Net” will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Friday Night Farmers' Market runs through September.
For more information, contact Market Manager Hileri Shand at 707-483-0785 or go to www.lakeco-op.org.
Now celebrating almost three years in community, the Lake County Community Co-op (LCCC) envisions cultivating an evolving community by nurturing values of social, economic and environmental responsibility.
The co-op wishes to support our local farmers and producers and provide a forum for community activities. They also encourage member input and participation for continued successful co-creation in community.