Learn a new cooking skill on a farm
Pungo, a rural area on the outskirts of Virginia Beach, boasts 8,000 acres of prime farmland, with several pick-your-own farms growing everything from strawberries to sweet potatoes. New Earth Farm, though, is all about educating the masses about local, seasonal cooking, while operating as a sustainable, working farm. They offer classes (from $20 per person) throughout the year on everything from fermenting to pickling to making kombucha, right on the property, as part of New Earth Farm’s Food Lab. Some of the area’s top chefs also teach cooking classes at the Lab, where they showcase how regional flavors and ingredients have shaped Virginia Beach’s culinary scene.