4th Annual Pumpkins & Pints in Our Pastures
NEW LOCATION UPDATE: The rain this last week has made our pasture pretty muddy, so we’re moving the festivities to Standing Stone! Same pumpkins, same live music, same yummy fare and a cozy new space. If the weather is nice, we’ll take it all outside to the patio for fresh air and autumn mountain views. If it rains, we’ll stay warm inside by the wood-fired oven. Either way, we hope to see you downtown on Sunday, October 21st, 12-5pm, at Standing Stone Brewing Co at 101 Oak St.
It’s that time of year again… We’ll gather up the grill, lots of seasonal beverages and food and loads of carving-ready pumpkins and haul them all to Standing Stone Farm for our Pumpkins and Pints celebration! This 4th annual all-ages get-together will take place Sunday, October 21st from Noon-5pm. We’ll spend the afternoon enjoying plenty of family-friendly fun on our pastures on Eagle Mill Rd. in Ashland, OR.
Just like years past, we have lots on the slate for a relaxing day outdoors with good friends, yummy fare and fresh fall air. We’ll have piles of pumpkins and carving tools for a great, big jack-o-lantern gathering. Feel free to bring your own special pumpkin, or carve one of ours! We’ll enjoy live music from Jeff Kloetzel and friends on guitar, mandolin and harmonica, as well as tunes from Standing Stone employees Brandon Schilling and Sam Cathcart. We’ll bring our refrigerated trailer to serve beer on tap (including Okotberfest Lager) and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as lots of food to enjoy from the grill.
This seasonal celebration comes just in time for the one-year anniversary of our Standing Stone Farm Project. Last October, we leased 265 acres of land to launch a farm to supply our brewpub with a local, sustainable source for meat and eggs. A year later, we’ve populated the pastures with cows, sheep, chickens, bees, and three guard dogs. The livestock and chickens follow each other in a rotating pattern around the farm, rejuvenating and replenishing the soil as they go, while the bees help pollinate the plants in the area and give us honey. Now, we get all our beef exclusively from our own cows, as well as all the eggs we can handle, and there’s lots more to come. It’s been great fun with great rewards!
To offer a better idea of how our farm operates, we’ll have Standing Stone employees on-hand hosting tours throughout the day. If you’d like to learn more about our multi-species rotational grazing and meet our animals, or if you’d just like to enjoy a stroll through the fields, be sure to bring a pair of your favorite farm boots for hiking around the hills and through the grass.
Happy Fall season to all, and we hope to see you at the 4th Annual Pumpkins and Pints!