Event Brings Regional Grains and Good Times to All!

People of all ages, interests, and backgrounds found their way to the Celebrate Grains festivities last September at Spiesschaert Farms.

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In addition to highlighting the fresh grown and milled barley, rye and wheat, there were baked goods, distilled products, tastings, music, soil education, and plenty of children’s activities.

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Soil education and seed savings tips were well received.

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Kids found many interesting textures, and lots to see and do!

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Volunteers helped Charlene with the youth activities and community members gave out advice.

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Oh, lets look at the baked goods, and taste them, too.

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Booths highlighted local and regional foods and spirits.

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Volunteers and visitors enjoyed looking, tasting and visiting on the farm.

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The Lemon Love booth was popular. So was painting and wagon tours.

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Everyone got to meet the horses and drivers.

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Charlene and Richard received a photo highlighting the year of growing grains from Lyle, and music rocked the barn!

Plan to spend the day at the farm during the Celebrate Great Grains event in September 2019!

 

 

Great Grains Fundraising Dinner

Enjoy a locally sourced dinner & help grow the local grain economy

Grain, the missing ingredient in many locally sourced meals, just became a little more local and accessible. Now in its second year, the Great Grains Initiative grew to 26 acres of sustainably grown grains, up from just three acres of production in its humble beginning a little over one year ago.

Now we need your help to continue! Plan to attend the Great Grains fundraising dinner on Sunday, August 26. All proceeds from the event go toward milling, community outreach, marketing, and education.

For additional details and to RSVP/purchase your tickets, click here.

Say Yes to Biodiversity, Cross-Cultural Exchange, and Benedicta Alejo Vargas’s Tamales en Mole

Wednesday, July 18

5:30 pm

Nana Cardoon Urban Farm

$75 includes specialty cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers, multi-course dinner, and dessert.

Benedicta Alejo Vargas, master indigenous Purepecha cook from San Lorenzo in Michoacan, came north to celebrate biodiversity, cross cultural exchange, and delicious food with you. Teaming up with the folks at Foodways at Nana Cardoon, Benedicta created a special menu full of flavor, and made with local and regional ingredients. She looks forward to sharing her food and culture, as well as helping the workers and families of the Fossil Salt Project. All proceeds from this event will be donated to promote the packaging and marketing of this indigenous Ark of Taste product.

For additional details and to RSVP/purchase your tickets, click here.