About The Sprouting Kitchen

Our Story

Fallon Bader, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), MS in Health Education 

Founder & Owner

I am passionate about exploring the way food affects our lives – it can nourish us, ground us, and bring us together. When we are involved in the process of growing, harvesting, cooking or sharing a meal together – the result is powerful. It creates a deeper sense of value for food and lays the foundation for healthy eating habits.

The idea for the Sprouting Kitchen has been growing and evolving for years. The seed was planted when I realized I didn’t know much about how my food was grown, as was very intrigued. I served with FoodCorps, where I worked to incorporate cooking and gardening into schools. Then a very influential farmer, Lorenzo Candelaria, encouraged me to hold some cooking classes on his farm. The events were a success and after that the Sprouting Kitchen really grew.

The Sprouting Kitchen was officially started in January of 2019. Since then we’ve held cooking classes on numerous farms with people of all ages. We’ve also expanded to hold cooking classes at local health clinics and online virtually.

Our cooking classes empower people to create meals that are delicious, healthy & fun. Our recipes highlight seasonal produce, as we are passionate about supporting and growing local, sustainable food systems.

Fallon completed her Bachelors in nutrition at Penn State University, her dietetic internship at Cornell University, and her Master’s in Health Education at the University of New Mexico. 

After attending a class from Sprouting Kitchen, we hope you’ll walk away with:


A deeper connection to the food you’re putting into your bodies


Skills to help you enjoy cooking and nourishing yourself


Enjoyment in supporting your local farmers and growing community