September 27, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 3 pm – the day begins with a pasture walk and sheep management tour at Sheep Hill, with local livestock farmer Morgan Hartman. The pasture walk will be followed by a fiber spinning & weaving demonstration at 4.
Stay for the evening to enjoy a delightful lamb dinner using seasonal ingredients, prepared by Wild Oats Chef Greg Roach using meat from Morgan’s herd. Dinner takes place at 5 pm, and will be followed by a presentation on biodiversity and ecosystem functionality at 6:30 pm, given by SUNY/Albany Professor Gary Kleppel, Ph.D. Dr. Kleppel will focus on the role of sheep in land management, using the Sheep Hill property as an example.
Pasture walk and presentations are free and open to all. Dinner (a full course meal including dessert and non-alcoholic beverage) is $25 per person, payable at the event. Beginning September 13, you will be able to purchase tickets for the meal at Wild Oats Market Customer Service.
To help us plan appropriately, please register for the dinner in advance. Download dinner registration form here. Greg’s menu to come shortly!
Innis & Gunn, a Scottish beer, was originally developed as a way of flavoring the barrels used by distiller William Grant for its ale cask reserve whisky. The original plan was for the beer to be discarded after it had flavored the barrel,
Then, some inquisitive souls at the distillery sampled the beer after its time in casks, and found that the beer had been transformed by the oak into an unusually refined brew.
The brewers describe Innis & Gunn Original as a “smooth Scottish beer with hints of toffee, vanilla and oak.” Come try for yourself – we will be hosting an Innis & Gunn Tasting on September 27 from 4-6 pm. A beer with the depth to take you through the dark months.