3rd Annual Pumpkins and Pints in Our Pasture
So, we’re excited to invite you to join us on Sunday, October 23rd from noon until 5 pm for a special, all-ages happening. We’re combining a few great reasons to celebrate into one family-friendly, fun seasonal event: the 3rd Annual Pumpkins and Pints – in Our Pasture! It will be held on our own farm, located on Eagle Mill Road in Ashland, OR.
On October 1st, we proudly began our latest endeavor, the Standing Stone Farm Project. We’re leasing the farm land from the City of Ashland. It’s now home to 15 cows and over 200 chickens grazing freely on sustainably grown pasture to fuel our restaurant menu. This represents the next step up in our mission to grow and raise much of our own food, furthering our journey toward zero-waste and offering sustainably and locally grown fare for the health of our customers and the planet. Among other plans for the farm, we’ll also compost our restaurant waste, harvest fruit from resident plants and create an outreach program to get our local community involved in the fun!
Our Farm Project begins just in time for our Pumpkins and Pints celebration, and we think this annual get together is a great opportunity to bring people to our new land and enjoy some fresh fall air. For this well-loved event, we gather the pumpkins and provide all the necessary tools for a carving party, along with seasonal specialty food, kids’ drinks and Oktoberfest beer.
On top of the usual carving, food and drink, this year’s festivities will include welcoming our happy cows and chickens to their new home. We’ll have staff on hand to talk about our goals and sustainability mission, and introduce you to our farm animals face to face. We’ll carve loads of pumpkins– you just bring your creativity and we’ll supply the rest! We’ll have beer on tap and apple cider for drinking, as well as some yummy food in case you get hungry from all that carving.
To get to our new farm, follow Oak St. to the very bottom, and then take a right on Eagle Mill Rd. and go under the bridge. The entrance to the pasture is on the left side of the road. We’ll have bicycle parking right up front, and encourage everyone to use two wheeled transportation to enjoy some fresh autumn air, exercise and great views.
Happy Fall, and we all look forward to seeing you there!