Off-season Agritourism

As I get to know the farmers in the Yamhill Valley and other, northern portions of the Willamette Valley, I have been impressed by the breadth of activities they have in the winter months. Some are for other farmers, some are for anyone. All fall under the broad topic of “education”.  I will start listing activities that are scheduled if people send me information so everyone can know and participate if it interests them.

This past week my husband and I attended a cooking class held by farmer Lisa McMinn and culinary instructor Terri Boehr.  IMG_3497They have held monthly classes this winter (hor d’oeuvres before Christmas, soup and breads last month, and now they are delving into international cuisine. If you want to know about future classes go to The Fern Creek Farm website to subscribe to Lisa’s blog and stay tuned for news.class

The class was open to eight and everyone had various levels of cooking skills. IMG_3499

The recipes were all easily made with everyone working primarily with one recipe and then helping with some finishing touches as possible.IMG_3498

The meal itself was very enjoyable and opened up a whole new range of recipes for everyone there.IMG_3502

There were some ingredients that needed to be obtained from an Indian market, but many ingredients were local.


About creationsbybg

Beth and Graham met online almost 20 years ago and married in 2007. Planning for retirement has included finding more time to play again and creativity is blooming. Now that we have moved to Oregon our time is split between exploring and creative endeavors. What fun! Following several years enmeshed in the local food movement in West Virginia and active involvement in the establishment and running of a year-round indoor local food market, visiting farms and telling consumers about them is a work of joy.
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4 Responses to Off-season Agritourism

  1. Lisa says:

    Thanks for this Beth! It was great to have someone snapping some pictures!

  2. Lisa G says:

    Sounds and looks amazing!!

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