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News & Events from FARMstead ED
Hello All!
We hope you have been enjoying your summer so far, and you are finding ways to stay cool!  FARMstead ED has been busy with lots of great classes and events.  We have enjoyed welcoming new people to our classes, as well as spending time with those who are frequent flyers with FARMstead ED! Here are a few recaps of what we've been up to lately.

Pasture to Plate: All About Pork
A Journey Into The World of Heritage Pork - as seen by Hayley Thomas
"Let’s cut to the meat of the matter. Have you heard of pork butter yet? 
No? Let’s fix that. I had no idea what it was either—that is, until my husband and I attended a drool-inducing Pork to Plate seminar hosted by FARMstead Ed at J&R Meats in Paso Robles."  Read more here.

Paso Robles Wine Festival
The FARMstead ED booth became the INFO Booth at this year’s Wine Festival  We were honored to be invited to host the Info Booth this year and work alongside Mayor Steve Martin and Councilman Steve Gregory!  Thank you Shonna for the opportunity!

Second Wind Round-up Races
We were there to help by sponsoring the trail course competition at their 1st annual fundraiser for equine rescue supporting feed & care for rescue horses.  A big shout out to Wendy & Knute Brekke for being top hands at the event!

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Ag Tour - Sponsor & Bus co-captain
 This popular annual Ag Tour showcases some of the county’s most diverse, private agriculture operations. This year’s Tour, titled “Lighting Up the East” highlighted Eastern San Luis Obispo County with visits to the Lazy JT Ranch, Topaz Solar Farm, La Panza Ranch, Cal Fire Station & Sculptera Winery.


Great Western Bicycle Rally
We were privileged to take part in the Artisan Marketplace and hosted one of the many add-on rides; Get Your Goat with Alcea Rosea Farm!  We had a ball sharing this farm tour and cheese tasting with Bev Michaels and such a great group of riders, many who had never been to a farm enjoyed meeting the ‘kids” and touring the cheese making operation.


Lighthouse Benefit Fun Run & Family Day
We supported the Lighthouse Benefit Fun Run & Family Day with a basket for their silent auction! Money raised supports the program which is dedicated to overcoming addiction through awareness, prevention & education to support sobriety among our youth.

Mark your calendars for these fun, Agri-cational events this summer!
   July 18th - Grown Your Own Cocktail Garden
   August 1st - Garlic Isn't JUST Garlic Dinner
  September 6th - CWA Burgers & Beer Festival & Competition
  September 19th-20th - Windrose Farm Tomato Festival Weekend
What kind of classes/Ag skills are you interested in?
We'd love to hear from you about what types of classes or Ag skills you want to see coming up from FARMstead ED. Send us an email letting us know what you'd really love to learn:
In honor of our upcoming Grown Your Own Cocktail Garden class, here is a FARMstead ED cocktail favorite:  
+ 2-3 oz. RE:FIND Rye
+ 6 oz. Ginger Beer
+ 1 sprig of gently "spanked"
Windrose Farm mint
Stir above ingredients , pour over ice
and enjoy in your favorite chilled copper mug!
More summertime cocktail recipes can be learned and tasted at our upcoming
How to Grow your Own Cocktail Garden
class on July 18th!
FARMsteading materials, supplies & gotta have’s for sale
Olive Oil Pomice:    Hey all you soap makers… Look who’s selling their olive oil pomice right here in North County,
The Groves on 41!
From $9,  its now available directly from their farm! To place an order, or get more info contact
Chicken Coop
For Sale
: If you have, or plan on getting 2-3 chix, then this is a great coop for you! Made of repurposed redwood fencing; Run incl. Asking price is a deal at $300 OBO.  retails $450+
Contact for more info.
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