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Fab Food Lab

Welcome to the Fab Food Lab project. This project is sponsored by Verizon through its Verizon Community Institution COVID-19 Funding Response. This grant opportunity was made available to all schools participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM program. Since 2018, ICC/Fab Lab ICC have participated in Rural Young Women's program for underserved middle school girls.

With this program, we hope to address several issues within our region related to food insecurity. The program is dynamic and evolving, but preliminary plans are to offer a variety of food education and access opportunities for our community and surrounding area, including education on food growing, cooking, preservation and nutrition; an off-season farmers market; a farm-to-consumer trade show; community food prep space; support for food- and farm-based entrepreneurs and more.  


Barbara Ames has been named Project Lead for the Fab Food Lab project. Barbara is well known in the region for her work as a K-State Research and Extension Agent specializing in Nutrition, Health and Food Safety. She retired in December from her position with the Wildcat Extension District and began her contract role with the Fab Food Lab project in January.

Virtual Cooking Classes with Chef Alli Winter

We are excited to release our first of three virtual cooking (and one produce buying guide) sessions with Chef Alli Winter. This first session is all about Fresh-Mex, recipes include Instant Pot Fiesta Lime Chicken, Mexi-Ranch Dressing, Pico de Gallo, Fresh-Mex Quinoa Salad and Sheet Pan Veggie Quesadillas. For the demonstration video, recipes and more view the links below.

View the Fresh-Mex Cooking video with Chef Alli HERE

Find a PDF of all the recipies in the video HERE

Link to the Photo Gallery of the two-day video recording session HERE

To learn more about Chef Alli visit her website

Listen to Jim Correll’s podcast interview with entrepreneur Alli Winter to hear how she became Chef Alli HERE

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