Farm to Table Brunch
A Fundraiser for Swallowtail Farm
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Noon - 2 pm
Enjoy sustainably grown food, freshly prepared, while surrounded by farmland and abundant native habitat on Swallowtail Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Swallowtail Waldorf School & Farm is excited to partner with Jeremy Larter and Matt Howard, the chefs of Field Day, to present a Farm to Table Brunch on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from Noon-2pm.
Jeremy and Matt attended culinary school at Johnson & Wales University some twenty years ago. Jeremy went on to hone his skills as a wine steward, kitchen manager, and catering chef at outstanding local venues such as Ken’s Artisan Pizza, DOC, and GP Catering in Lake Oswego. Meanwhile, Matt perfected his palate and prowess as a chef, caterer, and event manager at some of Portland’s top hotels, banquet rooms, and wineries. With this wealth of combined experience, they reunited in 2013 to establish Field Day Feasts and Gatherings, with the aim of providing distinctive, seasonal menus with attention to service, quality and approachability. Their team specializes in creating seasonally-driven food and cocktail menus for a wide variety of gatherings and occasions.
After a visit to the Swallowtail Farm and a planning session with Farmer Noah, Jeremy and Matt have created an exciting brunch menu that features fresh herbs, produce, and meat raised at Swallowtail Farm. The brunch will include a signature cocktail "Farm Mary" made with farm-fresh ingredients.
All produce and meat are raised on Swallowtail Farm using biodynamic agricultural practices, without chemicals or GMOs.
When you purchase a ticket to the Swallowtail Farm to Table Brunch, you...
Get an exquisite culinary experience in a gorgeous setting!
ALSO... your ticket purchase helps the Farm provide supplies for student projects, purchase tools, equipment & seeds, hire interns, expand the CSA, maintain and improve the irrigation system, employ a Farm Steward, and so much more!
Why Support Swallowtail Farm
Swallowtail Farm is a secondary campus for Swallowtail Waldorf School that supports the school's mission of environmental education, while serving the greater Washington County community in various ways.
In addition to serving the Waldorf curriculum, Swallowtail's Farm Campus also plays a greater role in the community at large:
The Farm produces a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that delivers fresh produce, grown using biodynamic farming practices. The CSA runs 33 weeks from September through June.
Livestock are used in our conservation efforts to both restore native habitat, and feed the community.
Swallowtail Farm has multiple partnerships with Hillsboro public schools, and Federal, state, and local land stewardship agencies. Swallowtail is dedicated to native habitat restoration through conservation agricultural practices, and is committed to building a healthy local food web.
The Farm hosts Medieval Games, an annual competition among sixth graders from regional Waldorf schools.
Swallowtail Farm is an educational facility and hosts interns from Marylhurst University’s ESL service learning program, annual visits from freshmen at The Portland Waldorf High School, and hands-on experience for Rogue Farm Corps farm training program.
The Farm neighbors Camp Ireland, a very large, wooded property owned by the Boy Scouts of America. Swallowtail shares use of its Farm property and the Boy Scouts share their property with Swallowtail.
Eden Acres, a local non-profit organization that offers outdoor education to children, uses the farm campus for summer camps and home school programs.