Join us September 24th, 2022

Celebrate Great Grains

Tuality Plains Great Grains brings the grain markets home for local bakers, brewers and distillers. We’re part of a growing movement throughout the U.S. to establish regional grain cultures for the health and benefit of urban and rural communities.

Horses and wagon with people


Live Music: Serendipity Band

Horse/Mule Wagons

Food & Concessions

Explore Riparian Areas


Hear what’s brewing with local grains, outdoor education programs, heritage conservation, new cereal crops, and more!

Honor Traditions – Farm to Table Direct – Fresh & Wholesome – 100% Locally Grown – Transparently Sourced – Sustainable Agriculture

Visit the Talk Tent to learn from local grain experts!

Brought to you by Lyle Spiesschaert Farms

Commentator: Howard Sullivan

Introductions by Nana Cardoon 

Media:  Scott Wray Media

What’s Brewing with Local Grains:

-Barley World, OSU
-Big Wild Spirits
-Tiller Malt
-Old Wilson Ferments

Out Door Education:

-Eden Acres
-Pacific University
-Forest Grove School District

Update on New Cereal Crops:

-Oats; Nana Cardoon
-Green Corn for Nixtemal:
-Adelante Mujeres & OSU Dry Farm Project & Three Sisters Nixtemal
-Sorghum: Sparrowhawk Farms

Heritage & Conservation

-Tualatin Valley Soil & Water Conservation District
-Eat/Drink Washington County
-Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce

Fill your pantry farm tour!

Saturday, November 13, 2021
10:30 am to 4 pm

Passport cost: $20.00

Man standing in front of farm buildings

Support your local farmers!

Farm #1: Gales Meadow Farm

10:30 to 12:00
8740 NW Gales Creek Road
Gales Creek, Oregon 97117

What they will have:

  • Apple butters: Choose from apple butters made from three varieties of apples with tasting available
  • Preserved products: Choose from our pickles, relishes, apple butter, and maybe pear butter
  • Produce: Winter squash and greens

More about the farm:

  • Tour an organic farm growing more than 300 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and fruit
  • Ask us about our pollinators: Honey and mason bees, plus other beneficials
  • Ask us about our conservation practices: Soil building, dry farming, and biodiversity promotion

Farm #2: Sparrow Hawk Farm

12:30 to 2:00
32720 NW Hornecker Road
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Optional lunch: Comida KIN Food Truck (Use your $10.00 Farm Tour Passport Discount – one per passport)

What they will have:

  • Potatoes, winter squash, mushrooms, fennel, and walnuts
  • Onions, garlic, pie pumpkins, storage tomatoes, and greens

More about the farm:

  • Organic methods, no-till farm focused on productively growing high-quality foods
  • Sustainable food production system that doesn’t degrade the environment
  • Local year-round, seasonal, poison-free farm growing food for our community

Farm #3: Nana Cardoon Farm

2:30 to 4:00
2542 Willamina Avenue
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

What they will have:

  • Heirloom squash
  • Tuality Plains Great Grains freshly-milled
    whole wheat flours
  • Nana Cardoon Pantry Essentials
  • Produce: Persimmons and quince
  • Eggs: Fresh chicken and duck eggs

More about the farm:

  • Nana Cardoon is an urban one-acre farm and agricultural education center for the community
  • Explore the wonder of large heirloom winter squash varieties
  • Learn about our on-farm vinegary — how to make cooking and drinking vinegars
  • Learn about our method of building soil
  • Learn about our food forest and hedge rows
Basket of squash
Woman holding basket of mushrooms
Bunches of carrots
Person planting seedlings
Woman holding clump of soil
View of plants growing inside a hoop house greenhouse
Woman holding clump of soil
Basket of fruit


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our programming has been significantly altered. We are working on scheduling alternative format events to keep our community safe. Please check back for further updates. Go to the Contact page if you have any questions you’d like to ask Charlene.


Stay in touch for more information on our upcoming events in the future.



Charlene would love to answer any questions that you may have!


Please go to the Contact page to pick the best way for you to contact her.


– Thanks!