educational adventures in taste at

the farmer & the larder


The Farmer & The Larder serves educational adventures in taste through intensive hands-on culinary & agriculture education, engaging events & dinners.

Through our events, you'll find international and coastal inspired dishes, a curated selection of the best regional food products & culinary learning experiences that allow you to grow your food knowledge and palate. 

The Farmer & The Larder is owned and operated by CheFarmer Matthew Raiford & Food Alchemist Jovan Sage.



classes & Events

Our cooking classes and special events are designed to cover a wide range of topics - from mastering specific techniques to anchoring the cooking basics to more advanced cooking.

Classes are led by CheFarmer Matthew Raiford, Food Alchemist Jovan Sage or guest instructors - including small producers, authors, chefs and other culinary experts from across the country.

Any class not meeting the minimum number of guests 48 hours prior to class time may be rescheduled or cancelled. For cancellations, you will be notified immediately by phone or email and can switch to another class of the same value or be fully refunded your class reservation fee.

All class reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis so you are encouraged to sign up early. 


Every time I’m here I’m invigorated and motivated to cook more really good, tasty food! From Wine Down Wednesday to Supper to Cooking Classes - Chef Matt and Jovan got it going on!
— Julie Welsh de Mello