FARMstead ED Celebrates Summer with an Ice Cream Social & Pickling Workshop

FARMstead ED Celebrates Summer with an Ice Cream Social & Pickling Workshop

August 12, 2017 (Paso Robles, CA) -- FARMstead

ED continues to host unique “on the farm” events throughout the summer via our “Celebrate Summer” activities. We believe in celebrating products locally grown and locally made.  We will be showcasing products from our local family farmers and purveyors — such as tours, tastings, invites to special events, and other locavore specialties from Windrose Farm, Leo Leo Gelato, The Groves on 41, Talley Farms Fresh Harvest, Wine Diva Jams, Templeton Hills Beef and more!.

We hope you will join us at one of the coolest events this Summer at our Ice Cream Social on August 20th at Windrose Farms in Paso Robles.  Join us on the lawn, under the old oak tree, while you “Get the Scoop” from farmers & purveyors who grow and make fresh, in-season ingredients that guests will use to craft their own custom gelato, ice cream and sorbetto. This is a family friendly event designed to keep you cool!

The Celebrate Summer fun continues with our Pickling Workshop at Talley Farms.  Back by popular demand, we will share the secrets of canning your favorite summertime veggies to enjoy all year long.  As with all of our workshops, you will take a tour of the farm, enjoy hands on learning, then savor a delicious locally made lunch.


Ice Cream Social

Date/Time: Sunday, August 20, 2017 -- 1- 4 PM

Location: Windrose Farm

(5750 El Pharo Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446)

Tickets: $25/pp  Family Ticket $45

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Pickling & Canning Workshop

Date/Time: Sunday, August 27, 2017 – 10am-2pm

Location: Talley Farms

(2900 Lopez Dr, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421)

Tickets: $65 per person.

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Windrose Farm is a small family farm located east of Paso Robles, near Creston, in San Luis Obispo County. Owners Bill & Barbara Spencer have been farming organic since 1990 and currently follow biodynamic farming practices.  Windrose Farm heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, green and dry beans, peppers, eggplant, winter squash, carrots, turnips, beets, cucumbers, melons and many varieties of greens. They also have the apples and stone fruit. Their little valley is a unique micro-climate that is good for the diverse crops of lilacs, apples, super-sweet onions and melons.

Talley Farms has been farming since 1948   For over three generations, Talley Farms has been growing high quality fruits and vegetables. It all started in 1948, when Oliver Talley began growing vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley on California’s Central Coast just south of San Luis Obispo.  Talley Farms is now a diversified family-owned farming operation that grows, packs and ships a variety of fruits and vegetables, including bell peppers, wine grapes, napa cabbage, lemons, avocados, cilantro and Brussels sprouts.  Brian, Todd, Ryan and Rosemary Talley are active in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of Talley Farms, following the company’s vision to strive for “Excellence in Everything.”

FARMstead ED: Bringing folks together with locally grown via Ag Ed experiences, events and gatherings. FARMstead ED’s goal is to promote San Luis Obispo County FARMsteading skills and practices through educational experiences, events & gatherings at pop-up classrooms held at local farms, ranches and other product related venues. The charm and intrigue comes from the opportunity for people to truly experience locally grown and made through a variety of different hands-on classes and events all over the county.