Join Alexis at Soul Food Farm for a 3 hour workshop where you'll learn what it takes to raise happy, healthy, laying hens.  

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from the mother-daughter team of Trish and Lindsay Benevides of Sweet Nora Photography in this 2 hour basic photography class. 

So many herbs, where should you start?  Join Rose Loveall, owner of Morningsun Herb Farm, to learn all the basics of herb gardening.  Starting from the soil up, we will discuss soil preparation, site selection, and basic herb requirements for all of your favorite herbs.  Learn about growing the basic herbs, plus many fun and unusual culinary and medicinal herbs, tea herbs, fragrant herbs and herbs to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.  Herbs are such great sturdy additions to your garden, not just relegated to your herb garden, but planted throughout your yard.  There will be plenty of samples to smell and taste, and time to walk into the gardens at Soul Food Farm.

Join June Taylor, founder and curator of The Still Room, a small batch, gourmet jam and candy artisan shop in Berkely.  Reviving the traditional art of fruit confectionary and utilizing the entire fruit, June candies seasonal fruits to create a tasty, bite size, fruit candy.

Come explore the enchanting setting found at Morning Sun Herb Farm. This 23rd Annual Open House is FREE to attend and will showcase some talented local vendors and herbal food tastings. Enjoy garden walks and discussions about gardening and herbs with lots of options to take home including perennials. 

Enjoy a chef-prepared, farm-fresh dinner at Soul Food Farm, in partnership with The Jefferson Center for Holistic Management.  Learn about regenerative farming and what it’s like to run a farm or ranch full time. Engage in discussion led by local women farmers and ranchers, including Savory Institute accredited professionals Alexis Koefoed and Abbey Smith.  

Join Planet Cheese publisher Janet Fletcher for this deep dive into the world of fresh ricotta. Learn to make creamy, fluffy fresh ricotta better than any you can buy. You’ll taste this luscious homemade ricotta against two commercial brands, then watch Janet demonstrate three spring recipes that put ricotta front and center. Janet is the co-author, with Rosetta Costantino, of My Calabria: Rustic Family Cooking from Italy’s Undiscovered South, the source of most of the class recipes. You’ll sample them all for lunch—al fresco.  Finish the afternoon with a glass of local Rose' wine and relish in the traditional tastes of Italy amongst new friends. 

The menu for the afternoon is:

Homemade Ricotta

Baked Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini

Frittata with Fresh Ricotta

Caramel Ricotta Pudding with Strawberries

If you're a pet parent that wants to learn more about feeding your dogs or cats a raw, whole food diet, don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the Bay Area. 

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