Oven Crafting: build and bake in an oversize oven (great for bread, pizza).
Sausages for the Summer Grill: grind and grill your own.
Intensive Gardening: save money, eat better.
Green Medicines: grow and craft your own.
Cooking with the Seasons: learn how to eat closer to home all year long.
Ancient Grains: how to cook them; why you’d want to.
Preparing and Preserving Healthful Meats: expand your repertoire.
The weekend’s seminars, demonstrations, and tours are lead by a legion of renowned foodies including: Jodi Belluz of Belluz Farms at the Angry Trout Café; David Abasz, University of Minnesota Duluth Professor, farmer and local food system advocate; and Kim Ode, cookbook author and Emmy-winning baking expert.Don't forget to meander through Grand Marais on the shores of Lake Superior. It’s chock-a-block with eateries, art, and antiques.
PS . . . As long as you’re there, head up the Gunflint Trail, about five miles to Lake View Dairy, overlooking Lake Superior, home to the Berglund family plus a heard of very lucky cows and pigs whose rolling pasture offers the best views around. Take a hike and then pick up a stash of sweet farmstead milk, buttermilk, yogurt, butter, and assorted veggies, eggs, beef, pork (plus bacon, sausage, ribs, pork cracklings, real lard), and Heidi’s amazing homemade cookies (especially the PB or oatmeal). If you miss Heidi or Dave, just duck into the creamery and leave cash or a check for the items you’ve purchased (prices listed on the black board above). Grab a pint of fresh chocolate milk to drink on the way back down.