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Cloud Mountain Farm Center

6906 Goodwin Rd., Everson, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-966-5859

Website:
www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org

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Upcoming Events

Making Hard Cider

Gardening

Are you overwhelmed with apples every year? Thinking about turning them into hard cider? This two-hour workshop is your chance to learn about hard cider production. Youíll learn the basic procedures for juicing fruit and fermenting, including equipment needs, apple varieties and blends, yeasts and sanitation. And yes, you will get to taste some hard cider.

Information:

• Sat 9/29/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cloud Mountainís Annual Fall Fruit Festival

Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting, For the Family, Gardening

Experience the farm firsthand and savor the bounty of the harvest. This family-friendly event features tastings of over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables all grown at Cloud Mountain Farm Center. Enjoy live music, childrenís activities, cooking demonstrations, and great food. Goat Mountain Pizza will be on hand if you need lunch while visiting and Mallard Ice Cream will be scooping 8 flavors of ice cream made with Cloud Mountain fruit. There will be pumpkins and squash, fruit, vegetables, and cider for sale, specials in the nursery, and Keenanís at the Pier will be doing cooking demonstrations and tasting samples. This two-day festival is an important fundraiser for Cloud Mountain, with all proceeds going to support their farmer internship program, community education workshops, and all other work Cloud Mountain does to support local farmers and build a healthy food system. While the entire community is invited, they do request that you leave your pups at home.

Information:

• Sat 10/6/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• Sun 10/7/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wine Making from NW Washington Grapes: Three Part Series

Gardening

This class is open to anyone wanting to learn the basic craft of small scale wine making. This is a lecture/demonstration/hands-on class where you will have the opportunity to participate in the making of wine. Part 1: Before Harvest (September 8th, 9 am-12 pm): Field evaluation of grapes; what do we mean by ripeness? We'll discuss pest and disease management and growing healthy grapes. We'll look at equipment and instruments for determination of ripeness and for grape processing. We'll also include an overview of transformation of grape constituents into wine and basic wine chemistry. Part 2: Harvest, Crush, Fermentation (September 22nd, 9 am-12 pm): We will harvest and crush grapes and review the fermentation process. Part 3: Post Fermentation Activities (October 20th, 9 am-12 pm): Topics will include malolactic fermentation, discuss barrel aging or using carboys, wine clarification, S02 management, and bottling.

Information:

• Sat 10/20/18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM