Monday, November 30, 2009
Big Thanks to all of you that took wine home!
If you missed us this year here are a few highlights!!
Brian's home made bread to go with the Fresh smoked bacon!
We made a nice lunch Sunday as it was a bit more mellow
and Our friend Ben came over to help out and at one point he and Brian headed up to the woods and came back with these beauties!!
FINALLY some Chanterelles from our woods! I can't tell you how excited I am about this!!!
oh and big table farm t-shirts are now available !!! two colors and all printed locally with earth conscious printing and on super nice quality cotton! (that's Josephine on the back ; )
Friday, November 27, 2009
Holy cow !! - Thanks to everyone who came out. Many cases left in your arms thank you one and all who came to visit - The pork belly that came out of the smoker was amazing - thank you brian! and there will be more tomorrow so if you are deliberating what to do with your weekend - come out to the farm try some pinot and pork and go home with some bottled smiles for later enjoyment!
The icing on the day for me was in addition to some wonderful wine appreciators there were some folks who had visited at open studios and came back for wine - and one particular guest came back bearing a gift - this little book she made! It's this little egg sized book that is incredibly wonderful and whimsical she made it from a card that had my chicken paintings on it soo creative... - wow amazing thank you Peg.!! I love it!!! THANK YOU!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Come out to the Farm this weekend!
We are officially participating in the Thanksgiving wine weekend and we are open to the public!
Friday Saturday & Sunday 11 - 5pm we will have our 2006 Syrah and both 2008 Pinots available to taste and if you like them to purchase!
there's a great winery map here
we've gotten some gravel delivered to try to keep you all out of the mud and we've even swept the driveway! Brian's gonna fire up the smoker and I think I spied some pork belly - and we are crossing our fingers for some dry weather!
The house should be spruced up and I'll even have some art available along with new chicken paintings : ) hope to see you this weekend - Clare and Brian
available - 6"
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
We'll be pouring our syrah and both pinots - 11-4pm Sat and Sun.
1410 N. Hwy 99W
Dundee, Oregon 97115
Press, A Wine Bar: 503-538-7989
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Cory Carman of carman ranch
Liza Jane of 6ranch
and Jill McClaran of Mcclaran Ranch
Liza Jane's cattle
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
With examples from Germany, France and yes, Oregon Cameron, Big Table Farm and Grochau, Soter and Bergström -- 7 wines and this is the buzz out on the blog world as a result!! : ) THANKS Bernard and Eva@ portlandoregonblog
Monday, November 16, 2009
what a community! brings home that we are nothing by our selves...
Monday, November 9, 2009
Portland area farmer Clare Carver (Big Table Farm in Gaston) returns to Locus Focus for a chat with Joel Salatin, farmer, food choice advocate and dream-doer, who runs Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We'll discuss the sustainable agricultural methods they practice, based on polyculture and the interweaving roles of farm animals and crops.
I had a ton of fun doing this show thank you Barbara and KBOO!!
Click here to get the pod cast!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
sooo in other news harvest is pretty much done - we got the last grapes in last week - Riesling!! yes white wine - came via our buddy Matt who delivered it in yet another cool winery truck : ) should be some great Riesling!! more on that as it progresses!!
thank goodness Brian got his first two days 'off' this week so of course he moved animal housing and generally worked around the farm... it's nice to see him and I really look forward to things getting back to norma (whatever that is) around here --
Starting on Tuesday where lucky enough to have two woofer's Elexis and Jaxon who are working there way down the west coast came to work on Big Table farm for 5 dyas - they've brought great energy and have really helped us get through lots of fall chores... like harvesting the rest of the fall potatoes before the rain really starts in full swing...
there is still a bit of canning to do but the lion's share is DONE!!!
The pigs are growing and happy and even better today thanks to Gales Medow farm bringing over 100's of #'s of pumkins gleaned from there place - the pigs where very excited for them! : )
this last photo is of the elk - about a mile form our place... pretty magical : )