Great Grains Fundraising Dinner
August 26 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm$75
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.
The Great Grains Initiative Dinner
Sunday, August 26
4:30 pm: Come early to experience bread baking in the earth oven, Farm Tour, Appetizers, and Beverages
Silent Auction: 4:30 pm -6:30 pm
6:30 pm: Dinner, Speakers, Live Auction
While enjoying the tasty dinner (with bread and crackers featuring freshly milled flour, of course) you’ll learn the history of grains in the upper Willamette Valley, why it is important to bring them back into production, and what we can all do to make this happen.
Several speakers will share their experience with local grains:
Lyle Spiesschaert, Spiesschaert Farms
Adrian Hale, 1000 Bites of Bread
Plus Charlene will give an overview of what’s ahead for local grains in this exciting program! (left; Charlene and Dr. Andrew Ross compare texture in bread at OSU Bread Lab.)
From soil health to our health, reviving the local grain economy brings many benefits. Click here for more information on why we are focusing on grains, how we got started, and our goals for local grain production.
Fennel Flower Roasted Beets
Roasted Marion Acres Chicken
Heirloom Tomato Platter with Olive Oil and Traditional Balsamic
Bread and Cracker Baskets featuring freshly milled flour
Many thanks to our ingredient contributors!
Marion Acres Poultry
Slow Rise Bakehouse
Fraga Farmstead Creamery
Gales Meadow Farm
Seka Hills Olive Oil
Nana Cardoon Urban Farm and Bakery
Casa Bruno Wines
Can’t make it to dinner but still want to help?
Make a contribution to the Great Grain Initiative.