|Join us for a public Farm and Nursery Tour, with our founder Michael Dolan leading the way as we explore our 20 acres of organic fruits and nuts, with a special focus on kiwis, elderberries, and shipovas. Limit of 30 guests will be strictly enforced due to parking limitations; please carpool if you can. If you are purchasing a family ticket, please tell us the total number of family members attending in the note section of your order form.
1pm: TOURING! The fun starts with a tour of our sloping farm site on our rugged trails - not easy access for strollers or those with limited mobility. While we will be viewing all the different crop plants - hazelnuts, chestnuts, blueberries, grapes, and more - we will be paying special attention to the kiwis, elderberries, and shipova plantings. Cultivation and propagation techniques will be discussed, as well as the specific characteristics of the varieties that do well here in the Pacific Northwest.
2pm: EATING! We will have a kiwis, elderberries, and shipova sampling, with a focus on flavor, texture and nutrition. Chef John Camenzind will tickle our taste buds with quick and easy treats - DIY Appetizer Samplers!
2:30pm: LEARNING! Michael and Chris Madden, our resident orchardist, will answer your questions about any other crops that caught your eye during the tour.
Live potted plants and preserved foods will be available to purchase and take home as the event winds to a close.