On Friday January 6th, 2017 we continued to expand our programming to include four distinct “Cascadia Grains in Action” experiences.
2017 FRIDAY FIELD TRIPS:
Make your crackers come to life with this hands-on class featuring Dawn Woodward of Evelyn’s Crackers, Mel Darbyshire of Grand Central Baking assisting. READ MORE ABOUT DAWN AND HER WORK HERE. Space is very limited. REGISTER!
All this talk about growing grain? Let’s get on the farm and learn about the equipment needed to do just that! We’ll meet at the Scatter Creek Farm and Conservancy in Rochester, WA to see and learn about the full battery of equipment needed for a viable grain enterprise. How much does it cost? What questions should I ask before buying used? What are the pros and cons of different combine models and sizes? How much can each combine harvest in a day? What threshing and cleaning equipment is available and recommended?
We’ll answer these questions and more by hearing from a group of experienced grain producers as we sequentially look at grain production equipment from primary tillage on through seeding, cultivation, harvest, cleaning and milling. Most of our time will be spent in discussion around production equipment, followed by threshing and seed cleaning demonstrations. Event fee also includes a meal catered by Tamale Fusion, with hot beverages. Hand warmers, outdoor heaters and covered space provided. Most equipment will be under cover, but not the biggest combines! Space is very limited. REGISTER!
Back by popular demand! Come learn, see, and taste the best of South Sound craft brews and spirits on this half day facilitated tour. The tour includes a sneak peak at the historic Tumwater Brewery Building where guides talk about the history and future site of the Craft Brewing and Distilling Center. Participants also get a behind the scenes tour (and taste) of Sandstone Distillery and Top Rung Brewery. Cost includes bus transportation to each site, tours and tastings. 12:30pm-5:30pm. Pick up the bus at the historic Schmidt House. Must be 21+ to sign up. Space is very limited. REGISTER!
Bite into time and experience dishes of cultural significance to early settlers. In this two hour tasting event you will explore the complexities of grains grown in Thurston County and how they evolved within a unique socio-political landscape. Between 1820 – 1910 spelt, red soft wheat, emmer, and barley gave rise to hybridized commodity grains grown to fit the dynamic landscape of the Northwest.
You will sample specific heritage grains in unique dishes paired with historically accurate alcoholic beverages. From Fur-trade to the Pacific Railroad, your delicious journey will be guided by historian Dr. Richard Scheuerman and the South Puget Sound Community College Catering team, pairing small dishes using locally sourced ingredients with accompanying regional beer, wine and spirits. Must be 21+ to sign up. Space is very limited. REGISTER!
Past FRIDAY FIELD TRIPS:
* South Puget Sound Brewing & Distilling Tour – $60
* Flatbreads with Whole Grain Flours, a Hands-On Class – $60
We also partnered with the South Puget Sound Community College to have participants sign up for the BeerSavvy Bootcamp class also happening Friday from 12-4pm.
Brewing and Distilling Tour Photos 2016 (All Photos by James Carey):
Flatbreads with Whole Grains Class Photos at the Bayview School of Cooking:
SOUTH PUGET SOUND BREWING & DISTILLING TOUR – $60
Come learn, see, and taste the best of South Sound craft brews and spirits on this half day facilitated tour. The tour inlcudes a sneak peak at the historic Tumwater Brewery Building where guides talk about the history and future site of the Craft Brewing and Distilling Center. Participants also get a behind the scenes tour (and taste) of Sandstone Distillery and Fish Brewery. Cost includes bus transportation to each site, tours and tastings. 12:30pm-5:30pm. Pick up the bus at Fish Brewing Company (515 Jefferson St SE, Olympia, WA 98501) in Olympia, WA. Parking available in paid lots and meters near by. Must be 21+ to sign up. Space is very limited. REGISTER!
FLATBREADS WITH WHOLE GRAIN FLOURS, A Hands-On Class
Join bakers George DePasquale of the Essential Baking Company and Andrew Ross of OSU for this fun hands on class making pitas and other flatbreads with freshly milled whole grain wheat, barley and teff flours. The class will be held at the Bayview School of Cooking (516 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501) in Olympia, WA from 1-5pm. Space is very limited. REGISTER!
BeerSavvy Bootcamp @ South Puget Sound Community College
Boost your beer IQ with this fun, interactive class put on by the Cicerone® Certification Program—the leaders in beer service certification and training. This four-hour class will cover a wide range of topics that will elevate your beer experience and expand your palate. We will be partnering with local breweries as part of the tasting portion of the class to provide a local flare to the day and showcase our Thurston County talent. Must be 21+ to attend. 12-4pm, $179. REGISTER!