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Workshops & Retreats

  • Baking Retreat at Green Valley Farm
    Baking Retreat at Green Valley Farm
    Fri, Oct 27
    Sebastopol
    Oct 27, 4:00 PM – Oct 29, 10:00 AM
    Sebastopol, 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.
  • One-Day Sourdough Country Bread Workshop
    One-Day Sourdough Country Bread Workshop
    Fri, Nov 17
    Sebastopol
    Nov 17, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Sebastopol, 13024 Green Valley Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472, USA
    Baking 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.

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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