Get 2018 off to a healthy (and delicious) start courtesy of Soil Born Farms in Rancho Cordova. Your instructor for this workshop, Terese Hollander Esperas from A Healthy Kitchen, will teach you how to prepare “building block base recipes” featuring winter veggies, lean proteins (such as chicken and turkey), lentils, wholesome grains and salad greens … you know, all the stuff you’re going to pledge to eat on Jan. 1. The class will begin at 9 a.m. in the Farmhouse Kitchen at American River Ranch (2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova) and will cost $20 to register (plus a $75 food fee to be paid to the instructor). To sign up, go to or call (916) 363-9685.