Classes & Workshops


Wholesale Farming Success - Preparing Produce For the Market Jun 28 2017

NABC is hosting a series of Wholesale Farming Success workshops and tours throughout 2017 to help farmers gain confidence and improve their wholesale operations. Kicking off this series is the "Preparing Your Produce For the Market" tour of the Puget Sound Food Hub, Ralph's Greenhouse, and Skagit Flats Farm.

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Hands-On Poultry Processing Jul 12 2017

This rigorous class in poultry processing has been developed in partnership with the Organic Farm School and WSU Extension. The hands-on workshop will be held at the OFS in Freeland on Whidbey Island and is relevant for both the commercial producer and the home flock farmer.

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WSU's Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation Oct 9 2017 8:30am
Oct 13 2017 4:00pm

This five-day course located in Washington's Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum includes information regarding cider culture, production, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

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CINA's Cider & Perry Production - Science & Practice Nov 27 2017 8:00am
Dec 1 2017 5:00pm

Tutored by Peter Mitchell, this 'master class’ for the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), builds on the ”Foundation” program and aims to cover, in depth, the following key aspects of cider & perry production:

•Meeting consumer requirements.
•Management of cider & perry production as biotechnology – its microbiology & biochemistry.
•Selection, application & management of production processes & technologies.
•The flavor of cider & perry and sensory evaluation of the products concerned.
•Quality Assurance and Quality Control of cider & perry production.

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