Bridget Symm

Bridget farms, owns a market and manages a CSA on 10+ acres in Hunt, Texas. Bridget grew up in the Texas Hill Country and spent many hours riding horses and exploring with her dogs. She met her husband, Bill, when she was 16 and working at Town and Country Animal Hospital in Kerrville; the veterinary clinic at which he is now a partner. Bridget and Bill moved quite a bit in their early marriage, but had opportunities to live and enjoy many adventures in beautiful places – Colorado, California and several areas in Texas. In May 2015, they came back to where it all began.

Bill and Bridget have two amazing boys, Will (8) and Parker (6), who unabashedly share in the joys of hill country living…many hours of fishing the Guadalupe River, digging in the dirt, and playing outside.

Prior to her farming days, Bridget was a school teacher. She had the opportunity to teach, run a summer camp and become a Vice Principal at a Montessori school in California for 4 years. Upon returning to Texas, Bridget taught 10th and 11th grade AP English for 8 years.

Bridget enjoys being outside and with her family as much as possible. Bridget is a lover of nature, animals and food. She is passionate about sharing her life’s work with children and being an advocate for the importance of positive, powerful influences on our future generations.

Bridget’s journey and perspective is best surmised by Lynard Skynard’s song, “Simple Man”

Take your time…Don’t live too fast,
Troubles will come and they will pass…don’t forget son, there is someone up above.
Be a simple kind of man. Be something you can love and understand.
Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold. All you need is in your soul. You can do this if you try. Follow your heart and nothing else. All I want for you son is to be satisfied.

Follow Bridget on her quest to inspire others to lead a simpler life via Facebook.

Lucky Star Classes:  Just Beet It! and Thyme & Dough

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Class Description:

Food Preservation – Creating a Local, Seasonal Table

This is a hands on class limited to six participants. This is a perfect class for beginning canners and/or anyone who is looking to diversify their table and bring back enjoyable, family meals. We will explore steps you can take to transition your daily meals toward more local and seasonal food and the part that canning plays in that process.

Learn basic water bath canning skills by preserving beets. (take home 2 jars of beets you canned to share with your family!) We’ll cover the equipment, techniques and nutritional/environmental benefits of canning seasonal vegetables. It will open up new worlds in the kitchen and give you nourishing options for quick meals throughout the year. We’ll look at troubleshooting those inevitable unexpected results. Because this class is about change, we will explore menu planning that will take advantage of your now stocked pantry and incorporate your new or revitalized skills and knowledge into daily living.

Class Offered: Half day [Thursday AM]

Materials List for Students:  One single spiral notebook and two family meal recipes to share

Supply Fee:  $tbd

How to Pay Supply Fee:  In advance via PayPal to bridget@bridgetsbasket.com or in person during class
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: : : : : Thyme & Dough : : : : : 

Class Description:

Bread Baking 101 – Craft, Magic and A Little Wine

Somewhere between craft and magic lives the art of bread baking. With four basic ingredients, minimal baking equipment, and ten minutes of work, you can bake amazingly delicious loaves of oven-fresh bread in your home kitchen… whenever you want! This is a hands on class limited to six participants.

In this two hour class, you will mix a batch of whole wheat or white Amish bread dough (your choice), shape your loaf, learn tips that will turn your home kitchen into a bread baking oasis, bake a loaf of bread and take it home to share. We will also eat a slice of freshly baked pizza and drink some wine!

Class Offered: Half day [Friday AM]

Materials List for Students:  One single spiral notebook and pen/pencil

Supply Fee:  $tbd

How to Pay Supply Fee:  In advance via PayPal to bridget@bridgetsbasket.com or in person during class
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