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A farm fresh salad is served up with fresh garden ingredients at Lola's on the Lake.

Dining and cooking classes showcase local bounty at the Osthoff Resort

It's been eight years since the Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave. in Elkhart Lake, made a commitment to contributing to the growing farm-to-table movement. At that time, the resort invested in planting a small garden on the property, which was tended using all organic methods.

It's now 2016, and the Osthoff's garden has grown to encompass nearly two-acres with a produce yield that is expected to exceed 20,000 pounds in weight.

Resort restaurants including Lola's on the Lake, Otto's, and The Elkhart Inn are now using the produce on a daily basis.

And guests can utilize the fresh ingredients in hands-on classes at the Osthoff in-house French cooking school, L'ecole de la Maison.

Upcoming classes at the resort include Mediterranean small plates (Sept. 23), European brunch (Oct. 14) and Thanksgiving Dinner (Nov. 12).

Beginning in 2017, the resort also has plans to host an outdoor farm-to-table dinner series, as well as special cooking school classes, tasting events and wine pairings.

For more information on the Osthoff Resort, including special pricing on autumn getaways during the months of October and November, visit To register for cooking classes, please call (877) 804-8630.


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