Swan Brothers Dairy Farm Tours

Swans Brothers Dairy
938 East 5th St
Claremore, OK
918-341-2298
https://www.facebook.com/SwanBrosDairyInc

Announcing September dates for farm tours later this summer. We look forward to seeing you at our farm!

The Swan Brothers Dairy is a family owned business, and has been part of the Claremore, Oklahoma community, for more than three generations. You can always be assured, of the highest quality milk and dairy products. 100% natural cheese and milk products. No pesticides, no herbicides, no chemicals. Only the freshest milk, from the family farm, to your home!

The Swans have designed their milking barn with a full wall of windows that face to their driveway/parking area. Bring your children and watch the cows being milked! Call for schedule.

2016 Farm Table Dinner Schedule at Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy

Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy
25918 S 481st West Ave
Depew, OK 74028

On Historic Route 66

livingkitchenfarmanddairy.com
livingkitchendinners@gmail.com

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From the July, 2016 issue of the Tulsa Voice: Linda Ford welcomes us with the warmth of family and gives us the run-down on Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy, a farm in Depew, OK helmed by Ford and Chef Lisa Becklund, now in its tenth year. The monumental anniversary will be celebrated all summer long, but special attention has been given to this dinner in particular, titled “Pecking, Rooting, and Grazing.” Combining elements from all facets of the operation—chickens, vegetables, pigs, goats, fruits and nuts—it’s as much a showcase of the farm’s finest bounty as it is homage to the animals and plants living on it. Read more …

 

Email livingkitchendinners@gmail.com and ask to be on the wait list!

Woven into 400 beautiful acres, the farm raises and produces certified organic heirloom vegetables, Nubian milk goats and pastured laying hens, along with a few pet sheep and llamas. Our single purpose is the continual journey to raise, grow and forage the perfect meal. You can visit the farm by making reservations for our unique multi-course farm table dinners.

The first half of the season has been wonderful! Read what a guest from a recent dinner said about her experience:
“I had the most wonderful experience last night at Living Kitchen Farm and Dairy. It started with bottle feeding the cutest Nubian baby goats, petting the friendliest Great Pyrenees fur brothers and taking a tour of an exciting working farm. We proceeded to a most special 10 course dinner of the “fruits of the farm” and surrounding farms. I have come to appreciate fresh goat milk for my coffee as well as many other goat milk products. It was a delightful, tasty and creative meal. And the enthusiasm the chef and “staff ” displayed for their food and process was quite contagious. I highly recommend going to a meal at The Living Kitchen Farm and Dairy. Can you tell I loved it? It was like going to your best friend’s farm for a gourmet dinner!”

  • Cost is $85, plus tax, per person
  • We will accept reservation requests for groups from 1 to six people in size
  • Confirmed reservations must be paid within one week of receiving confirmation in order to hold your seats

For a refresher on how the farm table dinners work, take at look at the info on our Farm Table Dinner page. Looking forward to celebrating 10 years of magical nights at the Living Kitchen!

Your personal farmers,
Lisa Becklund & Linda Ford

Kerr Center, Livestock Workshop

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
24456 Kerr Rd., Poteau, OK 74953-5215, South of Poteau on highway 271
mailbox@kerrcenter.com

http://kerrcenter.com/register-may-27-kerr-center-livestock-workshop/

Map: http://kerrcenter.com/about/contact-us-and-driving-directions

Registration closes May 27, 2016. The workshop devotes an entire day to covering two of the most essential topics in cattle ranching: watering systems and grazing management. It explains how the Kerr Center contrives to keep both fresh, clean water and abundant forage in front of its herd at all times.

On the Kerr ranch, buried water lines fill tanks from ponds by gravity flow, keeping the herd within a few hundred feet of water at all times. That lets cattle spend their time grazing, instead of sweating off precious pounds trekking back and forth between food and drink.

It also lets managers focus the herd on small sections of the ranch, leaving the bulk of the acreage to rest and regrow during most of the year.

In addition to these broad strokes, the workshop will feature fine details of managing both water and grass, covering such topics as:
– using old tractor tires as an economical source of watering tanks,
– fencing cattle out of streams and ponds to improve water quality and limit erosion,
– estimating available forage and planning grazing rotations,
– setting up temporary electric fencing, and more.

Kerr Center workshops are small and informal, with plenty of time for participants to ask questions and compare notes. They feature both classroom presentations and time out on the ranch.

Registration costs $25 ($15 for each additional family member), and includes lunch and snacks. (Refunds are available for cancellations made by the due date.)

Volunteering at Free Food Store with The Welcome Table

The Welcome Table Community Center
5920 N.Owasso Ave., one block West of Peoria Ave.

Ron Robinson & Bonnie Ashing
918.691.3223
www.facebook.com/WelcomeTableGardenParkandOrchard/?fref=ts

The Welcome Table GardenPark and Orchard: A Peaceful Space For You and Your Family to Connect With Nature and Neighbors, to Picnic, Relax, Grow A Garden, Enjoy the Community Orchard, an urban hilltop view of Tulsa and Turley Hill and northside. Hold Events, Fight Hunger, Plant Justice.

Free Supper and Volunteering at Welcome Table

www.facebook.com/WelcomeTableGardenParkandOrchard/?fref=ts

The Welcome Table Community Center
5920 N.Owasso Ave., one block West of Peoria Ave.

Ron Robinson & Bonnie Ashing
918.691.3223

Welcome Table GardenPark and Orchard is a peaceful space for you and your family to connect with nature and neighbors; to picnic and relax; grow a garden and enjoy the community orchard; and an urban hilltop view of Tulsa, Turley Hill. A place to hold events, fight hunger, plant justice. A project of A Third Place Community Foundation.

Volunteer at the Free Food Store with the Welcome Table

www.facebook.com/WelcomeTableGardenParkandOrchard/?fref=ts

The Welcome Table Community Center
5920 N.Owasso Ave., one block West of Peoria Ave.

Ron Robinson & Bonnie Ashing
918.691.3223
A project of A Third Place Community Foundation

The Welcome Table GardenPark and Orchard is a peaceful space for you and your family to connect with nature and neighbors; to picnic and relax; grow a garden and enjoy the community orchard; and an urban hilltop view of Tulsa, Turley Hill. A place to hold events, fight hunger, plant justice. A project of A Third Place Community Foundation.

“Canning is Cool“ workshop

OSU Extension Center
4116 E. 15th
Tulsa, OK 74112
918.746.3706
www.oces.tulsacounty.org

Participants will learn hot water bath and pressure canning methods. The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. Class size is limited. $25.00 and make payable to Tulsa County OSU Extension Services, Attn: Canning Classes

Turley Welcome Table Community Center Potluck dinner and film

The Welcome Table Community Center
5920 N.Owasso Ave., one block West of Peoria Ave.

Ron Robinson & Bonnie Ashing
918.691.3223

www.facebook.com/WelcomeTableGardenParkandOrchard/?fref=ts

Showing of the Documentary Film, at 6:30 “Can You Dig This?”

About the Film: An amazing feature documentary following four “gangster gardeners” who create an oasis in one of the most notoriously dangerous neighborhoods in America.” Lifting up the justice work through urban gardening and empowerment by Ron Finley of South Central LA. Inspiring our work with the Welcome Table GardenPark and Orchard and our “guerrilla gardening” projects in our far north neighborhoods. Come celebrate, learn, conspire to create change in our environment. A part of our week long activities for Local Food Week.

The Welcome Table GardenPark and Orchard is a peaceful space for you and your family to connect with nature and neighbors; to picnic and relax; grow a garden and enjoy the community orchard; and an urban hilltop view of Tulsa, Turley Hill. A place to hold events, fight hunger, plant justice. A project of A Third Place Community Foundation.

Tulsa’s Table by StoneSoup Community Venture

Small park on the north side of East Side Christian Church
1438 S. Indianapolis

info@TulsasTable.org
tulsastable.org
918.640.8345

Tulsa’s Table’s mission is to provide enriching seed-to-table educational experiences as solutions to hunger and poverty for the youth of our city. We accomplish this mission by placing teens from at-risk situations in our two learning laboratories of food production gardens and the culinary and hospitality training of our pay-what-you-can pop up community cafes. Everyone is invited to dine at Tulsa’s Table community cafe in exchange for a financial, time or talent contribution of their choosing.

Chef Terry Weber is our culinary instructor who guides and teaches the youth in the purchasing, preparation and service of the food for our cafes. Our food production gardens are worked by the youth as well and currently supplement our cafe menu, but the goal is for them to eventually contribute a large portion of what is served at each cafe offering.

Free Van Outing to Tulsa Farmers Market

www.facebook.com/WelcomeTableGardenParkandOrchard/?fref=ts

The Welcome Table Community Center
5920 N.Owasso Ave., one block West of Peoria Ave.

Ron Robinson & Bonnie Ashing
918.691.3223

Tulsa Farmers Market at 15th and S. Peoria Ave. with small stipend for first time visitors, double bucks with SNAP and Senior Vouchers. Leave The Welcome Table Center at 8 am, tour the Farmers Market, shop, return to the Center at 10 am. A project of A Third Place Community Foundation.

The Welcome Table GardenPark and Orchard is a peaceful space for you and your family to connect with nature and neighbors; to picnic and relax; grow a garden and enjoy the community orchard; and an urban hilltop view of Tulsa, Turley Hill. A place to hold events, fight hunger, plant justice. A project of A Third Place Community Foundation.

Elderberry Workshop at 360 OK Farm

360 Farms, Porum, OK 74455
360okfarms.com

Registration: http://kerrcenter.com/event/elderberry-workshop/, by phone (918-647-9123) or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com.

One of the nation’s largest elderberry nurseries is located right here in Oklahoma, on Brent and Valerie Madding’s 360 Farms outside Webbers Falls. The couple raise and breed elderberry plants, filling orders ranging in size from single plants to thousands.

They also market dried berries and flowers, as well as teas made from those products. For four years now, they’ve developed their farm business, focusing on finding and improving elderberry varieties that perform best in Oklahoma.

At this workshop, the Maddings will host participants for a tour of their farm and a series of presentations by themselves and Kerr Center President David Redhage. Topics will include variety selection, propagation, establishment, production, harvest, marketing, and uses for this perennial native plant, with time spent both indoors and in the field.

Registration is due by June 3. Registration costs $40 ($20 for spouse).

Registration: http://kerrcenter.com/event/elderberry-workshop/, by phone (918-647-9123) or email mailbox@kerrcenter.com.

Woolly Gospel Singin’ & Dessert Social

Sheperds Cross Farm
Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on Akin Road
16792 E 450 Rd, Claremore, OK 74017
Dr. Diane Dickinson, President and Executive Director
918.342.5911
sheepfarm@shepherdscross.com
shepherdscross.com

https://www.facebook.com/ShepherdsCross/

  • Gospel Singing & Picking at Shepherd’s Cross, an authentic working sheep farm, just north of Claremore OK on Scenic Route 66. Families, church groups, and individuals welcome.
  • Simply come, listen and enjoy or participate. Musicians needed! Bring your musical instrument, your voice & favorite songs. Pick, sing & play together – like in the good ‘ol days!
  • Participants that call in advance to register will be given priority. However, we will accept musicians that or simply show up on the day.
  • Music will be located indoors, downstairs in the Tour Barn and the Silo
  • Bring a potluck Dessert to share – or share some of ours
  • Donations are welcome – suggested donation of $5 per person.
  • Come when you can . . . . leave when you must
  • Tour the educational & interactive Farm Museum and Silo
  • Tour the Bible Garden – guided or self-guided tours

Shepherd’s Shop will be open, featuring a host of “woolly” and farm related handmade gifts made by Shepherd’s Cross and over 50 local crafters; farm fresh meat, Amish jams, health foods, yarns, and much more! Additionally the shop features a mission section; purchases made in this section of the store return 100% of the sale price to the indigenous people that made them (countries include Afghanistan, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Uganda and more)

Shepherd’s Cross features farm fresh, Animal Welfare Approved, pasture raised, free range, chemical free American lamb & beef ; yarn, yarn, & more yarn – natural, chemical free, many types, produced and processed on the farm. Shepherd’s Cross also offers roving, batts, felting supplies, spinning and weaving supplies and much more.

  • Fiber Arts, Animal Husbandry & Shearing lessons available at the farm throughout the year.
  • Shepherd’s Cross is home to a non-profit Christian organization called Heart of the Shepherd, that hosts the event.
  • Picnic area is available; bring your picnic with you; limited seating. Snack and beverage concessions are available on site.
  • Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritourism facility, a Made in Oklahoma Company, a producer for the Oklahoma Food Co-op, and is Animal Welfare Approved.

 

Organic Oklahoma Farm Tour 2016

Space is extremely limited. Do not delay!
Wes Watkins Center—Stillwater, Oklahoma

Cross Timbers RC&D
918-623-0658

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organicoklahoma-2016-summer-farm-tour-tickets-23941542799

*Tour will board bus at 8:00 AM at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU Campus in Stillwater both days and return to same at the end of each day.

On Monday, the bus will travel to Eastern Oklahoma and visit Three Springs Farm, Fisher’s Produce, and Langston University. That evening there will be a Taste of Oklahoma Dinner hosted by Langston University prior to returning to Stillwater.

On Tuesday, the bus will travel to Southwestern Oklahoma and visit Acadian Family Farms and Provision Organic Farm.

Schedule may be subject to change due to Producer schedules. $75 Registration will cover lunches, breaks, and dinner on Monday evening.
Farm Tour 2016 Announcement – 5.16.2016

Organic Oklahoma Farm Tour 2016

Space is extremely limited. Do not delay!
Wes Watkins Center—Stillwater, Oklahoma

Cross Timbers RC&D
918-623-0658

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organicoklahoma-2016-summer-farm-tour-tickets-23941542799

*Tour will board bus at 8:00 AM at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU Campus in Stillwater both days and return to same at the end of each day.

On Monday, the bus will travel to Eastern Oklahoma and visit Three Springs Farm, Fisher’s Produce, and Langston University. That evening there will be a Taste of Oklahoma Dinner hosted by Langston University prior to returning to Stillwater.

On Tuesday, the bus will travel to Southwestern Oklahoma and visit Acadian Family Farms and Provision Organic Farm.

Schedule may be subject to change due to Producer schedules. $75 Registration will cover lunches, breaks, and dinner on Monday evening.
Farm Tour 2016 Announcement – 5.16.2016

OSU Extension Nutrition Educators @ Brookside Farmers Market

Brookside Farmers Market
Whole Foods Brookside,
east parking lot 1401 E. 41st St.

OSU Extension Center Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP)

Tulsa Farmers’ Market Administrator, Kris Hutto – 918.636.8419

info@tulsafarmersmarket.org
tulsafarmersmarket.org

OSU Extension Center Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP) educators will be sharing healthy recipes, food samples, and resources for SNAP recipients at the Brookside Farmers Market.

ABOUT SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help stretch your budget and keep your family healthy by providing extra money for groceries each month. SNAP is distributed on the Access Card, which you can use to purchase food at most grocery stores and some farmers’ markets. Visit: http://okfoodbank.org/snap-home/ to learn more.

ABOUT DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS: Stretch your food dollars with Double Up Food Bucks. Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your SNAP Access Card at participating farmers markets. It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks! For example, if you spend $10, we give you another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies grown in Oklahoma.

Food on the Move at TCC

http://www.foodonthemoveok.com/
918.346.3788

TCC Campus
3727 East Apache Street

Join us for a pay-as-you-can mobile food event!

The event includes hot meals, fresh produce and music. Partners in health and social services will be providing access to their programs.

The Food On The Move, mobile food initiative, is a collaboration of food and health experts and community partners to mobilize good quality food into hard to reach economically challenged areas, helping combat hunger in Tulsa and Oklahoma in a new way.

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Food on the Move at EduRec

http://www.foodonthemoveok.com/
918.346.3788

EduRec
5424 North Madison Ave.

Join us for a pay-as-you-can mobile food event!

The event includes hot meals, fresh produce and music. Partners in health and social services will be providing access to their programs.

The Food On The Move, mobile food initiative, is a collaboration of food and health experts and community partners to mobilize good quality food into hard to reach economically challenged areas, helping combat hunger in Tulsa and Oklahoma in a new way.

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Tulsa’s Table by StoneSoup Community Venture

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
12424 E. 31st St.
info@TulsasTable.org
tulsastable.org
918.640.8345

Tulsa’s Table’s mission is to provide enriching seed-to-table educational experiences as solutions to hunger and poverty for the youth of our city. We accomplish this mission by placing teens from at-risk situations in our two learning laboratories of food production gardens and the culinary and hospitality training of our pay-what-you-can pop up community cafes. Everyone is invited to dine at Tulsa’s Table community cafe in exchange for a financial, time or talent contribution of their choosing.

Chef Terry Weber is our culinary instructor who guides and teaches the youth in the purchasing, preparation and service of the food for our cafes. Our food production gardens are worked by the youth as well and currently supplement our cafe menu, but the goal is for them to eventually contribute a large portion of what is served at each cafe offering.

 

 

Pollinator Power at The Botanic Garden

Tulsa Botanic Garden
918.289.0330
tulsabotanic.org

Admission is free for members
$8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3-12, Ages 2 and under are free.

Happy Pollinator Week(end)! at The Botanic Garden. We’re abuzz and aflutter with pollinators! Join us for Pollinator Power, a family-friendly celebration for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and more. Kids can make masks and play pollinator games. From 1-3 pm the Tulsa Urban Bee Company will be on site with an amazing observation hive! The Garden will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Did you know: In the United States, pollination by honeybees and other insects produces $40 billion worth of products annually. Foods and beverages produced with the help of pollinators include: apples, bananas, blueberries, chocolate, coffee, melons, peaches, potatoes, pumpkins, vanilla, almonds, and tequila. (Imagine a world without some of these things!)

Hands 2 Harvest field trip

Tulsa Food Security Council
kplohocky@gmail.com

Permaculture garden, Tisdale Food Forest and Cooking for Health kitchen tour was all apart of the Hands 2 Harvest field trip today with the Tulsa Food Security Council. Cooking For Health is a project of the Healthy Community Store Initiative. Video: Katie Plohocky making beet hummus with her granddaughter.

Thunderbird Berry Farm Sunset PICKnic!

Thunderbird Berry Farm
facebook.com/thunderbirdberryfarm/
32100 E 71st St S, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74014

Join us for the first ever Thunderbird Berry Farm Sunset PICKnic!
32100 E 71st St S, Broken Arrow, OK 74014.

Bring your dinner, your family, and your berry picking shoes for an evening out at our beautiful farm. We will have picnic tables, some “pickin” tunes, fresh produce, and all the berries you can pick.

Message us on Facebook with any questions!

Thunderbird Berry Farm allows customers to experience a glimpse into farm life as they are able to pick their own berries for a reasonable price of $3.00 per pound. Pre-picked berries are $4.50 a pound when available.