2023-AND A NEW SEASON BEGINS
Dear Friends of Abbondanza Farm
Thank you for visiting my web site
Last year at this time, as the pandemic still had us in it's grip, I wrote in this space that I was optimistic that we would come out of this with a better sense of what was valuable and worth holding on to and what we needed to permanently abandon because it never really served us or our beautiful planet.
And in fact last season was one of our best with people flocking to the farm in great numbers to attend our workshops. It was so encouraging! And now in 2023 we are just going to keep on growing!!
WORKSHOPS 2023- WILL BE POSTED IN APRIL
(But please see below for the workshops we delivered last year.)
Education and activism is an important element of what we do here at Abbondanza Farm and after an unplanned and unwelcome two year hiatus (Thanks Covid) I am delighted to being able to offer you a series of informative and practical workshops on a range of topics to help you learn to grow and transform your own food and provide you with the skills to live more sustainably.
Please visit the Workshop page for all the details that will be posted on next seasons events.
DIY CHICKEN BUTCHERING
1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
If you have ever thought about raising your own poultry, this workshop will give you a hands on experience in how to humanely slaughter, butcher and freeze your own chickens.
And even if you never plan to have your own flock, the workshop will give you the opportunity to learn how that chicken breast got to your plate- and isn’t that important for every omnivore to know!
The workshop will be given by Carmen Sherrer who has been raising and slaughtering chickens since she was a girl on her parent’s farm. She approaches the task with a calm respectfulness that comes from experience and a genuine affection for her birds.
Please dress appropriately.
The workshop will be bilingual.
SEED SAVING FOR EVERYONE
Sunday October 2
10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Have you always wanted to save seeds from your favorite garden vegetables and flowers but weren’t quite sure how to do it? Well it’s easier than you think! In this workshop you will learn everything you need to get started saving and storing your own seeds.
And, you will find out why seed saving is not only a fun, practical addition to your gardening activity but can also make an important contribution towards preserving and protecting our precious agriculture heritage. And you are saving money!
FUN WITH FERMENTATION
Sunday October 23
10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
You can find fermented food in the diets of every human culture. The process makes foods both more nutritious as well as delicious. And hundreds of medical and scientific studies confirm what folklore has always known - the microscopic organisms that transform the food also extend its usefulness by helping people stay healthy.
During the workshop we will make Sauerkraut with organic root veggies, and Sauer brined mixed vegetable pickles with the freshest vegetables harvested right from our farm. Participants will prepare and take home a 1l jar of their choice of ferment.
TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOPS
Take care of yourselves and your family. Better times are here.