Workshops & Events

Fermented Vegetables & Sauerkraut - January 21, 2017
Alba Schoolhouse Ben Lomond
10:00am-1:00pm
SOLD OUT - See alternate date 2/25

Alba Schoolhouse
When thinking of fermented vegetables, sauerkraut comes immediately to mind, as well as the classic fermented cucumber, the kosher dill. But the world of fermented vegetables is as wide as your imagination! In this bubbly, probiotic class, we will explore the basics of how to safely and deliciously ferment vegetables of all sorts. From the classic cabbage, to cauliflower, carrots and beyond, this class will give you a solid foundation from which to launch your own fermented vegetable experiments. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of different methods of fermentation, and equipment, as well as recipes and tips to get you started.

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Free Beekeeping Overview - To Bee or Not to Bee
Sunday January 29, 2017
5:00pm-7:00pm
Park Hall Ben Lomond
Interested in beekeeping but not sure if it's right for you? This workshop explains what it takes to become a successful, responsible beekeeper before you commit to buying equipment and taking a paid class. 

RSVP is required by phone at (831) 336-8876 or via email to events@mountainfeed.com

Please include your phone number if you register by email.

 

the culinary herbal bookCapturing the Essence of Herbs
Friday February 3, 2017
4:30-6:00pm
Join us for an herb-inspired evening with Susan Belsinger who will present capturing the essence of herbs: a sensory herbal experience. you will get to smell and taste some fresh herbs featured in her book The Culinary Herbal: Growing and Preserving 97 Flavorful Herbs. Susan will demo how to create your own simple herbal infusions such as herbal oils for kitchen or bath, herb vinegar for salad, cleaning or the beginnings of a shrub; and herb tinctures. 

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Beekeeping Workshop - Splits
Saturday February 4, 2017
This class is sold out.
10:00-2:00pm
Alba Schoolhouse Ben Lomond
If you are a second season beekeeper and your colony has made it safely through the winter you may want to "split" your hive into two. Learn how to manage your hive after winter and how to make a successful split.

 

Free Young Fruit Tree Pruning and Care
Sunday February 5th
11:00-1:00pm
Mountain Feed & Farm Supply

THIS TALK IS NOW FULL
Interested in planting a home orchard or just your very own apple tree? Attend our FREE fruit tree care talk.

This class will cover young fruit tree planting and care, fertilizing for better fruit and pruning techniques. This class is held outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
 

Seasonal Jam & Waterbath Canning – February 11, 2017
Alba Schoolhouse Ben Lomond
10:00am-1:00pm
There’s something fresh at the market, in the garden, or on the trees in every month of the year around here. This class will focus on gathering the best of this seasonal fruit to preserve at it’s peak freshness. We will provide a solid overview of all the techniques, equipment and supplies you’ll need to get you canning safely. Then we will demonstrate classic, low sugar, and no pectin recipes using the freshest fruit we can get or hands on. From jams, fruit butters and preserves, the world of water bath canning will open up new avenues of deliciousness before you!

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Fermented Vegetables & Sauerkraut - February 25, 2017
Alba Schoolhouse Ben Lomond
10:00am-1:00pm
When thinking of fermented vegetables, sauerkraut comes immediately to mind, as well as the classic fermented cucumber, the kosher dill. But the world of fermented vegetables is as wide as your imagination! In this bubbly, probiotic class, we will explore the basics of how to safely and deliciously ferment vegetables of all sorts. From the classic cabbage, to cauliflower, carrots and beyond, this class will give you a solid foundation from which to launch your own fermented vegetable experiments. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of different methods of fermentation, and equipment, as well as recipes and tips to get you started.

Register Online


Probiotic Beverages Saturday – March 4, 2017

Alba Schoolhouse Ben Lomond
10:00am-1:00pm

Kombucha and Water Kefir are mysterious, cooperative organisms, made up of many different species of bacteria and yeast. In this class, we will explore the methods of making and using these ferments for optimum deliciousness and health, shedding light on how to safely and effectively create sparkling probiotic beverages that fill the shelves of many a local market. Primary and secondary fermentations, bottling, flavoring, carbonation and storage will all be addressed in detail, with plenty of time for questions and troubleshooting.


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Beginning Beekeeping Intensive Lecture Only
Lecture 3/11 @ Park Hall, 10am-3pm

 

 

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Beginning Beekeeping Intensive Two Part Series

Choose from one of three available date combinations:
Lecture 3/11 Apiary 4/1
Lecture 3/11 Apiary 4/15
Lecture 3/11 Apiary 4/29

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Simple Cheesemaking & Yogurt – March 25, 2017

Alba Schoolhouse Ben Lomond
10:00am-1:00pm

This class is an introduction to the ancient art of dairy fermentation. We'll focus on cheeses that can be made easily and consumed fresh, as well as how to make pure, delicious yogurt free at home in your own kitchen. We'll discuss which types of milk are best for cheese and yogurt making, as well as all the relevant equipment, resources, and cultures and other ingredients you'll need to get started.

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 Refunds on classes will not be given without 72 hours notice.

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