Learn about the health benefits of consuming naturally-fermented sourdough made with ancient grains. Meet the grain farmer, sample different types of sourdough bread and attend various fermented workshops.
FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 6 2022, Weekends Only
HIGHLAND SPRINGS RANCH & INN
10600 HIGHLAND SPRINGS AVE.
CHERRY VALLEY, CA 92223
INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED DEC. 2021.
Come explore the world of ancient grains like emmer, kamut, einkorn and spelt. From when it's planted in the ground to the moment it becomes flour, see the entire process of ancient grains. Taste different varieties and learn about the health benefits!
Get your hands dirty with different fermented foods like kimchi and shrubs. If getting hands on isn't your thing, sit in on free demonstrations and learn about super foods like kombucha and kefir or learn what else you can do with sourdough starter!
123 Farm Eatery
How many different kinds of food can be made with sourdough? Made in house with organic ingredients, come taste our cheesy sourdough pizza, tartine sandwiches, or warm up with soup in a sourdough bread bowl. Pair that with our different fermented drinks at our Bacteria Bar! Bon Appetit!
123 Farm is proud to present sourdough loaves made with various organic ancient grains from around the world. See for yourself if you can find a better Canadian ancient grain loaf or sourdough pretzel! We will also have bread loaves and grains from local bakeries!
HELD INDOORS IN THE 800'S ROOMS & SPANISH COURTYARD.
TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Make Your Own Kimchi Workshop
12:30 PM, 2:30 PM | $15
Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to make your own kimchi and learn about the health benefits. Participants will also take home a small jar of kimchi. Class lasts between 45-60 minutes including time for questions and answers. Limited to 16 participants per class.
Kitchen Adventures With The Little Guys: What To Do With Your Sourdough Starter
1 PM, 3 PM | FREE
Ever wonder what to do with all the extra sourdough starter after you bake bread? Come explore all the creative ways you can use your extra starter in different recipes. Every starter is different…and so is every person’s kitchen adventure!
Make Your Own Fermented Salsa
11:30 AM, 1:30 PM | $12
In this workshop, you will learn how simple it is to ferment your own salsa at home, how to apply it in your meals and the health benefits. Participants will make and take a small jar of fermented salsa home. Class lasts between 30-45 minutes including time for questions and answers.
Limited to 16 participants per class.
11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM | FREE
A free demonstration where you learn how to make kombucha at home, how to care for your SCOBY and the health benefits of incorporating kombucha in your life. Class lasts between 30-45 minutes including time for questions and answers.
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HELD INDOORS IN THE MAIN LOBBY (ROOM C&D).
SATURDAY 2 PM | SUNDAY 2 PM
THREE FOODS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: THE TRILOGY!
Kefir, Kombucha, and Cultured Vegetables. These three foods provide different good bacteria and yeasts that enhance the trillions of bacteria in the body and allow them to thrive, grow, and multiply. This allows you, the host, the opportunity to heal disease, remove pathogens, enhance digestion, make serotonin, and experience a multitude of other opportunities for healing that otherwise would not have been possible. This is what I call ~ The Trilogy.
Larry Kandarian of Kandarian Organic Farms
SATURDAY 12:30 PM | SUNDAY 12:30 PM
Meet Larry Kandarian, the man with a mission. A farmer for over 25 years, he never stops moving and doing. From mechanical engineering to the flower seed business to sustainable, organic, Earth-friendly farming, he has an astonishing wealth of knowledge and is a passionate steward of the land.
Randy Olsen of Zebra Organics
SATURDAY 3:30 PM | SUNDAY 11 AM
CULTURED FOODS: THE OLD WORLD WAY
Learn how old-world methods of curing preserves food, its natural flavors, and its nutrients. Taste our organic, heirloom, Peruvian olives paired with a specially selected cheese from the Festival. Experience the rich flavors in our fermented chocolate and rainforest honey. We'll tell you how raw honey is used in a variety of food and beverage fermentation processes and how fermenting organic cacao beans improves the nutrient value and flavor of chocolate. We’ll show you how to create unique pairings with these special artisans foods in your own kitchen at home.
Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures
SATURDAY 10:30 AM
THE PERFECT YUMMY MARRIAGE: SOURDOUGH COVERED WITH RAW BUTTER. WHY RAW BUTTER IS BACK!
A presentation on modern raw milk and why it is now emerging as a consumer loved market leader. We will take a deeper look at some newly published science about raw butter, its enzymes found on the fat globule and will explain why it is a anti inflammatory superfood.
Justin Shaffer of American Gut Project
SUNDAY 3:30 PM
THE MICROSETTA INITIATIVE: CREATING A GLOBAL MAP OF THE HUMAN GUT MICRIOBIOME
As the world's largest citizen science microbiome project, The Microsetta Initiative (TMI) aims to collect microbiome samples and rich phenotypic data that spans populations across the globe, and to marry these collections with educational outreach about microbiome science. As part of a collaboration with Danone (aka Danon), TMI has begun to explore the effects of consuming fermented foods on the diversity and composition of the human gut microbiome. In addition to highlighting some interesting findings from that work, this talk will outline the goals of TMI, why the research is needed and how we go about out studies, some fascinating patterns, and how you can get involved. Join us for a microscopic look into the human gut!
123 FARM EATERY
ALL FOODS ARE MADE IN-HOUSE BY OUR ON SITE KITCHEN. WE INCORPORATE INGREDIENTS FROM OUR OWN ORGANIC FARM AND ARE OFFERING DELICIOUS ITEMS FUSED WITH FERMENTED ELEMENTS. A FEW OF THE MENU OFFERINGS ARE HIGHLIGHTED BELOW.
Choice of grilled all-natural beef or free-range chicken, served on a toasted sourdough roll with fermented carrots, daikon, jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro, and hoisin aioli 12
Sourdough Bowl of Soup
Clam Chowder in a Sourdough bread bowl 14
Cream of Broccoli in sourdough bread bowl 11
Bowl of soup served with a slice of sourdough 9
all pizzas come with our house made marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella
Avocado toast – 123 farm citrus, watermelon radish, fresh cracked black pepper 8
Shrimp salad – smoked paprika aioli, celery, fresh dill, red radish, microgreens 10
Roast beef – horseradish cream, cornichon, red onion, grand oak steak sauce 10
Grilled cheese 10
Grilled cheese with genoa salami 12
Grilled cheese with kimchi 12
Sourdough Batter Brownie 5
Cultured Butter Cookie 4
Banana Bread with sourdough starter 4
Funnel cake 8
Ice cream – Chocolate Lavender, Lavender Honey, Citrus Circus 6
Donuts with Sourdough Starter –cinnamon sugar, lavender 6
Cotton candy – lavender 3
For your shopping pleasure, the 100s are open with local vendors offering handmade items along with various fermented foods and goods such as cheese, cured meats and chocolate.
Feel and smell the different steps of making sourdough the old-fashioned way. Sample our bread made with three simple ingredients (organic flour, water and salt).
12 PM - 3 PM Free Concert
Inspired by 3 years on the back-roads of the American countryside, Hey Bertha brings you Americana Music from a piano & harmonica telling true tales of travel, love, loss & the strength to find your own path down life's open roads.
Best-selling author of Cultured Food for Life, Donna Schwenk, will give a free lecture on the three foods that can change your life. Located inside the Main Lobby (Room C&D).
A. 123 Farm Marketplace
OFFERING VARIETIES OF SOURDOUGH BREAD, FERMENTATION BOOKS AND TOOLS AND 123 FARM ORGANIC PRODUCTS.
B. Free Lectures
FREE LECTURES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS RELATED TO FERMENTATION AND HEALTH IN
ROOM C&D LOCATED IN THE MAIN LOBBY. VIEW WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES.
C. Bacteria Bar
SIP ON FERMENTED COCKTAILS, WINES, CRAFT BEER AND ALCOHOLIC KOMBUCHA.
D. Fermentation Workshops
PARTICIPATE IN A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON FERMENTATION. TOPICS RANGE FROM KOMBUCHA, KEFIR, MAKING KIMCHI, FERMENTED SALSA AND MORE! CLASSES TAKE PLACE IN THE 800-SERIES HOTEL ROOMS.
E. Tractor Tour
TAKE A FREE RIDE ON OUR ANTIQUE TRACTOR TO THE SHEEP FIELD TO FEED THE SHEEP. DAILY AT 1PM, 2PM AND 3PM. REGISTER AT THE MAIN LOBBY FRONT DESK.
F. Main Admission Booth
TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE SOURDOUGH BREAD FESTIVAL, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
G. 123 Farm Eatery
TASTE DISHES MADE WITH SOURDOUGH. ALL ITEMS ARE MADE IN-HOUSE BY THE GRAND OAK KITCHEN. SOME ITEMS ARE MADE USING ORGANIC INGREDIENTS FROM OUR FARM.
H. Organic Galleries
TWELVE BOUTIQUE SHOPS THEMED AFTER A PRODUCT FROM OUR FARM. SAMPLES INFUSED HONEYS AND OLIVE OIL FROM OUR GROVES. 123 FARM CAFE HAS HOT COFFEE, TEAS AND SWEETS MADE WITH SOURDOUGH STARTER.
I. Vendor Village
VENDORS OFFERING VARIOUS FERMENTED FOODS AND GOODS SUCH AS VEGETABLES, JAMS, CHOCOLATE AND WINE. ALSO SOME LOCAL VENDORS OFFERING HANDMADE ITEMS.
J. Sourdough Workshops
DEMONSTRATIONS AND LECTURES ON SOURDOUGH BREAD.
K. General Parking
PARKING ON-SITE IS $5. FREE STREET PARKING IS AVAILABLE.
OTHER FESTIVALS AT 123 FARM
View our sheep lose their winter woollies. Activities include live sheep shearing, wool processing demo, festive food and local vendors.
Our most popular event. Join us as we celebrate the blooming of our lavender. Enjoy live music, horse-drawn wagon tours, workshops, an organic marketplace and festive food and drinks made with lavender.
Join in a community olive harvest, view a live olive oil pressing demonstration, sample local wines and taste Californian cheeses. With live music and an olive-inspired food menu, the Olive Festival is a fun event for the whole family.
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10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley, CA 92223 Tel. 951-845-1151 Fax. 951-845-8090