Join us for a public Farm and Nursery Tour, with our founder Michael Dolan leading the way as we share with you our 20 acres of organic fruits and nuts, with a special focus on crops that ripen midsummer. 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.
2:00pm: 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, kiwis, grapes, and more - we will be paying special attention to the blueberry, mulberry 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.
3:00pm: EATING! We will have a sampling of the fruits at the peak of their ripeness, with a focus on flavor, texture and nutrition. Depending on ripening time, offerings will include varieties of blueberries, mulberries, gooseberries and goumi. Chef John Camenzind will tickle our taste buds with quick and easy treats - DIY Appetizer Samplers!
3:30pm: LEARNING! Michael will answer questions about any other crops that caught your eye during the tour.
Live potted plants, certified organic produce, and preserved foods will be available to purchase and take home as the event winds to a close.