(Falmouth, Massachusetts): Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a summer full of fun and delicious culinary classes with Gail Blakely. Join us once a month to explore the local bounty of Cape Cod and experiment with new tasty dishes. New England farmers usually experience a shorter growing season and a later, longer harvest of cool-weather crops. Exact crop availability and harvest times vary year-to-year and are based on a number of different factors, including rain levels, frost, pests, and more. In the warmest years, seasons start earlier and last longer; in colder ones, they'll begin later and end sooner. Here's what we might expect this coming season, and some possible dishes that will showcase our Cape Cod bounty. Each of our Farm to Table classes will include an appetizer, salad or soup, entrée, and dessert. We will also serve a refreshing beverage that utilizes fresh herbs and shows off some edible flowers. Gail has been growing herbs on Cape Cod for almost fifty years and will answer questions about herb gardening along with “all things culinary.” Guest chefs may join her, depending on their availability during our “high season." Classes are selling out, so don’t wait! May 25th Memorial Day menu featuring and sampling salads to serve at your cookout June 22nd Independence Day grilling ideas with sauces to accompany grilled entrees July 20th Explore Cape Cod classic dishes and taste new seafood recipes to try at home August 24th Featuring bread including pizzas and flatbreads combining local cheese and condiments September 21st Continue to explore the many faces of tomatoes and herbs! Join Gail in the kitchen as she explores new idea to use tomatoes and the abundance of squash harvested Please check the website for more information about the produce and recipes for the program that month. $65 members/$75 non-members Registration required visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Grounds open daily, year-round from dawn to dusk. About Highfield Hall & Gardens The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer home for Boston's Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400 acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing. An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of the people who lived here add to the building's significance. It offers world-class music, international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year- round special events. For more information, visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org. Mission Highfield Hall & Gardens' mission is to honor the beauty and historic significance of the house and grounds by providing high-quality artistic, cultural, and educational programs for the enrichment of our community and visitors of all ages.