Workshops & Retreats
- Fri, Oct 27SebastopolOct 27, 4:00 PM – Oct 29, 10:00 AMSebastopol, 13024 Green Valley Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USAHave you ever wanted to hang out in on a farm all weekend and bake with friends? We’re doing it. Learn to bake sourdough bread, mill your own flour and make a farm-fresh fruit galette from scratch. Stay, bake and eat in the farmhouse at beautiful Green Valley Farm in Sebastopol, CA.
- Fri, Nov 17SebastopolNov 17, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PMSebastopol, 13024 Green Valley Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USABaking sourdough bread is a long process, but we're going to get into as much of it as we possibly can in one day. Spend the day at beautiful Green Valley farm doing a deep-dive into sourdough, bread and grains. Enjoy a farmhouse lunch and refreshments.
Learn to bake sourdough bread, mill your own flour and make a farm-fresh fruit galette from scratch. Stay in the farmhouse on a working farm in beautiful Sebastopol, CA with wheat, grapes, cows and a community garden.
What this course offers:
-Hands-on guidance from a longtime professional bread baker and former Director of Bread for Tartine Bakery in San Francisco
- Recipes and instruction for sourdough country bread, whole-grain sourdough pan loaf (sliced bread), and fresh- fruit galette (dough from scratch)
-Two night stay in the beautiful farmhouse at Green Valley Farm in Sebastopol
-Food and refreshments Friday night, all day Saturday (farm dinner Saturday night) and Sunday morning
-Sourdough starter with feeding instructions
-Discussion of how to integrate two ways of thinking about bread, informational (time and temperature) and observational/intuitive
-Booklet with recipes, history and text related to sourdough bread and grain farming
-Basic introduction to baker’s math, how to write and adjust your own recipes and formulas
-How to use a tabletop stonemill
-How to incorporate fresh-milled whole grain
-Guidance about different types of heirloom, landrace, and ancient grains
-Farm walk with a grain farmer, discussion about farming and regenerative agriculture
-Unlimited Q&A and discussion over breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Arrive 4 pm, Friday Sept.1, Sendoff at 12 pm, Sunday September 3.
Please reach out with any questions or comments. I love to hear from you.