Travel to The Farm Cooking School! 

The Farm Cooking School is located at Gravity Hill Farm on the New Jersey side of the Delaware river near the town of Lambertville, a stones throw from the equally beautiful Bucks County Pennsylvania (and the town of New Hope). This farm studded area is why New Jersey is called The Garden State! The stone houses and bucolic windy roads on both sides of the river have a distinctly European feel and rivals the Hudson Valley for its bounty of small farms and beautiful scenery. 

Travelers can choose from a variety of local Inns and Airbnb's for their stay where they can have their breakfast before heading to the school. A typical week of courses and excursions includes 5-6 classes at the school and various demos at other culinary venues and farms. All classes are followed by a sit down meal (BYOB) to savor the fruits of your labor and all meals are included except one free evening for exploration. 

Please let us know if you will need transportation once you get here. Lambertville is a two hour bus ride from The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, which also stops at Newark Airport for pick ups and drop offs, and Philadelphia is 30 to 45 minutes by car. 


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This 5 day culinary trip to The Farm Cooking School in the beautiful Delaware Valley includes everything you need to know for creative freedom in the kitchen! 

You will learn essential knife skills and 5 core culinary techniques that include searing, braising, roasting, fish sous vide, poaching, and grilling. You will also learn how to make a variety of egg-based seasonal desserts (custard, ice cream, meringue). Classes will use Roots to River organic vegetables, award-winning local meats, and sustainable seafood. A full three course meal will be created in each of 7 classes to be enjoyed with classmates and the instructors! 

The cost per person is $,1500.00 including all hands-on cooking classes, lunch and dinner (except 1 evening on your own), afternoon excursions/demonstrations, and a copy of the brand new Farm Cooking School cookbook! Classes are intimate and focus attention on each students individual needs!

Antique lovers can enjoy the many Antique shops in Lambertville, NJ and the Wednesday early morning flea market nearby on their own. Students can also just relax on the stone patio and enjoy the grounds between classes. This class is designed for adults over 21. 

Sample DAILY SCHEDULE (Changes slightly with the seasons):

Sunday/Monday: Arrive to your accommodations Sunday night or for the first class Monday morning at 10 am which starts with knife skills! Lunch to follow. Relax, enjoy the grounds, or take a scenic drive between classes. 6 pm: Searing Techniques and class dinner.

Tuesday 10 am: Braising techniques with a demonstration and dessert with the ice cream maker from the Bent Spoon! Lunch to follow. Afternoon excursion to a local farm, followed by a curated dinner at a regional restaurant!

Wednesday 10 am: Roasting Techniques. Lunch to follow. Afternoon field trip to Lambertville, NJ, for antiquing before heading back to school for the night class! 6 pm: Poaching Techniques and class dinner. Early birds can catch the Golden Nugget Flea Market before the morning class.

Thursday 10 am: Stewing or grilling Techniques, depending on the time of year, and Bread Making. Lunch to follow. Afternoon field trip across the river to New Hope, PA, including a tour of Triumph Brewery and discussion and tasting with the Triumph Brewmaster! Dinner on your own at one of the many great dining options in the Lambertville/New Hope area.  

Friday 10 am: Pasta or Pizza making, depending on the time of year, followed by lunch! 2:00 pm: Depart

Accommodations for single or couple available at Shelley's Lambertville apartment for $100/night. That and other options are listed under accommodations

International Trips!

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Morocco with Peggy Markel March 2019

March 10th - March 19th, 2019

Join The Farm Cooking School as we Partner with Peggy Markell on one of her amazing culinary trips to Morocco. The trip will include several cooking classes and demonstrations, as well as market and garden visits, and covers all meals and lodging. The journey will begin and end in Marrakech staying at a luxury guest house, with excursions into the Atlas mountains and Essouira on Coastal Sahara. 

Contact Shelley@thefarmcookingschool if you would like to join.

Trip is limited to 14. Six spaces are reserved for The Farm Cooking School. You will be booking directly with Peggy Markell, but let her know you are coming through the cooking school with Shelley.

Cost: Double $5, 657 each. Single occupancy supplement: $532

Learn more about Peggy-

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Provence, France June 2018

June 9th to June 17th SOLD OUT! For next year's dates and information, please contact us at

Join us as we take a culinary inspired tour of Provence and the surrounding towns and markets! Spend 7 glorious days and 8 nights cooking, eating, and touring the historic cities and outdoor markets of Vaison La Romaine, Roussillon, and La Croix-Valmer- just to name a few!  

For the complete itinerary and more details, CLICK HERE!