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Workshops & Retreats

  • Baking Retreat at Green Valley Farm (May 24-26)
    Baking Retreat at Green Valley Farm (May 24-26)
    Fri, May 24
    Green Valley Farm + Mill, Sebastopol CA
    May 24, 2024, 4:00 PM – May 26, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Green Valley Farm + Mill, Sebastopol CA, 13024 Green Valley Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA
    Have 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.

Retreat Summary

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.

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