Delicious Orchards is having its inaugural Colorado Cider Festival November 2nd & 3rd. Taste great hard cider from local cideries - great music, great food, fresh apple cider, orchard tours and FREE orchard camping.
Cooking Classes With S.O.U.L
Let the S.O.U.L Cooking Class Season begin! Fresh & Wyld is famous for being the home of delicious S.O.U.L food cooking, and our farmhouse chefs are ready to share their secrets with you! S.O.U.L. food is held to the highest nutritional and sustainable standards. It stands for Seasonal, Organic, Unprocessed and Local, and we’ll show you how to make feeling good taste good.
Oct. 20st: First Fall Cooking Lesson with Chefs Dava & John
Time to get those pots a bubbling and get that big old oven cranking out sexy Fall delights. We want to try out a new evening class format. You’ll come in for an affordable educational experience and have the opportunity to enjoy the dinner you helped prepare.
Spend a beautiful fall Saturday evening navigating your way around seasonal, local and organic dishes with Chefs Dava Parr and John Garrison in the Fresh & Wyld kitchen. Healthy cooking can be gourmet, and Dava and John, our seasoned and experienced chefs, will show you how!
We’re keeping the class size small so you’ll receive personal instruction and guidance from our chefs. If you’re taking the class, invite a couple of folks to dinner and make sure that everyone RSVP’s. This will be a rare and special opportunity to experience an intimate class and dining experience here at the farmhouse. Class is limited to 7 participants and 20 overall Diners….
Want to Skip The Cooking, and just Eat?
If you wish to come to a superb and lively dinner and not participate in the class, we would still love to have you this Saturday. This three course meal is a steal, and is sure to be a new Fall highlight at the Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse. Look for the S.O.U.L. cooking classes in the months to come, and join us for the dinner afterwards. We will continue our Friday night dinners into the fall as well, in case these Saturday’s become so popular that they fill up, and you are suffering from a bad case of Farmhouse food cravings.
Beginner’s and Experts are welcome! To cook and to dine!
Where? The Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse, 1978 Harding Road, Paonia, Co
When? Saturday, October 20th
What time? Class starts at 4 pm
Dinner will be served at 7 pm
How much? Class only- $25
Class + Dinner- $40
Dinner for guests of Class participants and General Public $25
Roasted Tomato Bisque with Cheddar-ed Rye Croutons
Pie Pumpkin Strata w/ Cider Gravy
Cabbage & Apple Slaw w/ Sesame-Ginger dressing
Roasted Pork w/ Mustard, Caraway & Apple
Cherry Ginger Sorbet
Please reserve ASAP, the class was scheduled a bit impulsively, because of a last minute group Cancellation at the Farmhouse, and we could use some warm bodies to fill us up! We have lots of rooms available too if you want to stay overnight!
Email Dava: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-527-4374
6 p.m. The Fall Brawl w/ Devon Meyers
Don’t worry. We won’t be throwing down fistacuffs… But we will be getting our folk-rock on with one of the best folks around: Mr. Devon Meyers. We’ll also be chowing on some amazing harvest-inspired Indian food made lovingly by our very own Chef Dava Parr. The $20 admission includes food and tunes. Drinks extra. $10 for tunes a la carte.
4-7 p.m. Art, Wine & Wood-Fired Garden Pizza Party
Join us on Friday to celebrate the completion of our wood-fired pizza oven! If you want to hear us brag about our favorite summer project, then this Friday will be your kind of night.
We’re trading in our usual Friday dinner for something a little more casual and cultured. We’ll get together with our favorite artists to show off the season’s best local collections. Then we’ll pair the finest wine the valley has to offer with our debut Garden Pizza for an unforgettable mixer.
Wander around the property at sunset, with a glass of wine in one hand, a slice of fresh pizza in the other, saying the word “maaaaarvelous” like it’s going out of style.
5 p.m. The “Throw Your Hoe Down And Party” Party
We’re planning a good ole fashioned hoedown. While we would never throw around a perfectly good garden tool, we will be throwing down our best BBQ and tossing around words like “Yeehaw!” and “Knee slappin!” We’ll also be two-stepping back in time with The Queen City Ragtime Ensemble. We’re serving BBQ from 4-7p.m. ($10) and the music starts at 5 p.m. ($15).
11 a.m. Putting the Garden To Bed
Help us tuck the garden in for a long winter’s nap. We won’t be telling it bedtime stories, but we will be showing you exactly what we do to prepare the beds for the next season during a workshop led by one of our talented farmers.
We’ll also feature some apple pressing demos in the morning, and we’ll wind down the day with a warming and comforting chili luncheon. Spend an entire day learning, doing, and eating with us for only $30… workshop, demo and lunch included.
Call 970-527-4374 or email Dava to make reservations.
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado is proud to announce its speaker line-up for the upcoming Southwest Lavender Conference – Beyond the Basics. We will also have a guided motorcoach tour of area lavender farms on Sunday, September 30, 2012.
The conference will be held at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction, Colorado on September 28, 29 and 30, 2012. Please visit our website at www.coloradolavender.org to register for this informative conference.
Beyond the Basics
Raphael d’Angelo, MD , founder and director of the Center for Holistic & Integrative Medicine in Aurora, CO and the ParaWellness Research Program.
Five Things We Must Do to Move American Aromatherapy Forward
How to Beat Infections: The Doctor’s New Black Bag
Beachcombing for Lavender – Pretty Shells and Glitzy Pebbles
Susan Harrington, owner Labyrinth Hill Lavender, Hansville, WA
CSI: Grand Junction--forensic analysis of a marketing campaign
Sarah Bader, owner Lavender at Stonegate, West Linn, Oregon
Growing & harvesting lavender for essential Oils
Rhonda Follman, Area Director CSU Extension Tri-River Area, Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Cottage Foods Act and more
Janet Scavarda, DC, Grand Junction, CO
Essential Oils – A new paradigm for saving ourselves from the stress that is killing us.
Cindy Jones, MD, owner Sagescript Institute, Longmont, CO
Using Hydrosols in cosemetics
Barbara Lucks, RA, owner Oasis Botanica/Alma del Sol, Mack CO
Hydrosols: Fresh, local, accessible aromatherapy
Lida Lafferty, author of Spike It with Lavender; Recipes for Living, Grand Junction CO
Getting Started in the Pantry
Cooking with wine and lavender
Roxi Lane, owner Dayspring Farm. Olathe, CO
Farm Fresh Food with lavender
Montanya Distillers, Karen Hoskins, Crested Butte, CO
A True Story: When Cocktails met Lavender and Fell in Love
If you have any questions please visit our website at www.coloradolavender.org or email Kathy Kimbrough at email@example.com
For the last two decades, Colorado Mountain Winefest has been the premier Colorado wine celebration in the state, bringing dozens of local wineries to celebrate our award-winning wines and growing industry.
With 50 Colorado wineries in attendance and a few thousand close friends to share unlimited sips, it’s the kind of perfect day that makes everyone wish they lived here. The daylong event in Riverbend Park features live entertainment, unlimited wine samples, a commemorative tasting glass, wine tote and the chance to buy wine directly from the winemakers.
Here are the dinner menus and reservation info. [NB: The phone number exchange for the Ranch is 921.]