On Saturday, August 17th, 2013, Clara Coleman will be our featured farmer for the 2013 Follow the Farmer series.
Clara will lead two separate 2 hour workshops at our farm. The workshops will be a hands-on running dialogue with Clara and the small group accompanying her. The goal of the workshop is to give you a first hand view of a working small farm through the eyes of one of the nation’s foremost experts on organic four-season growing.
Click here to see the schedule for the day.
Space is limited to 100 guests, to maximize your time with the farmers so register now.
Oh, and make sure you bring your appetite! We have landed one of the hottest new caterers in Colroado Springs to feed us!
The Local is a boutique mobile eatery committed to doing things right. We have a passion for good food, crafted thoughtfully with natural and seasonal ingredients. We collaborate with local organic farms, ranchers, and specialty food purveyors. Our sweet vintage trailer is constructed with reclaimed materials, and we compost, recycle, and repurpose. We believe that healthy food makes for healthy bodies and passion for a life well lived.
Check out this menu:
- Biscuit: choice of cornmeal chive, brown sugar & bacon, or buttermilk
- Farm fresh griddle egg
- Spreads: choice of whipped butter, tomato jam, or raspberry jalapeño jam
- Grilled stone fruit with house made creme fraiche
- Coffee or tea
- 100% grass fed burger (coffee, brown sugar, and herb rub)
- Local cheese
- Bacon jam
- Fresh baked pretzel bun (gluten free available upon request)
- Herbed grilled chickpea fritter
- Carrot radish slaw
- Garlic lemon mayo
- Goat cheese
- Mixed greens
- Fresh baked sweet potato bun (gluten free available upon request)
- Seasonal green salad, with a choice of preserved garlic, herb or honey vinaigrette dressing
- Ice tea, lemonade and water
We will have 2 hours to savor our wonderful lunch. During our lunch break there will be a moderated Q&A session with Joel, Larry, John and Marc!
Besides your time with Joel, you will have 2, one-hour breakout sessions with our farmers. These sessions will be held throughout the farm and will be very interactive.
Larry will lead a one hour discussion on growing for market at high altitude. He will cover a wide variety of topics such as:
- Natural pest control
- Four season growing
- Crop rotation
- Organic soil amendments
- Best plant varieties for our climate
*To be held in the outdoor growing area
John and his wife Sara own and operate one of the largest Certified Organic feed mills in the area. They specialize in no corn, no soy, no GMO livestock feed. He will discuss:
- Sourcing organic feed locally
- Benefits of a no corn, no soy diet
- Animal nutrition
- Proper protein amounts for livestock
*To be held in the barn and livestock area
Four Season Greenhouse Design by Marc Uecker (Master Gardener & Greenhouse Manager at Dutch Heritage Gardens)
Marc will cover building four season greenhouses for our Colorado climate. He will discuss:
- Types of greenhouses
- Four season designs
- Methods of ventilation
- Irrigation for all seasons
*To be held in the greenhouses
Get your books signed
After we are all finished up you can purchase a copy of Joel’s latest book, “Folks this ain’t normal” and have it signed. You are also welcome to bring your favorite Joel Salatin books and have then signed as well.
As you can see we have planned a full day but we are sure of two things, you will get your moneys worth and you will not be bored.
Have more questions? Click here for our FAQ page or call us at 719 357-9410