• September 2015

    • 12: Basics of Vegetable Fermentation

      Like sauerkraut? Sour pickles? Vegetable ferments are a safe and easy way to help preserve your summer garden’s bounty all while packing a powerful nutritional punch. Learn how to make your own in this hands-on workshop. Sample a variety of  Continue Reading »

    • 19: 5th Annual Harvest Dinner

      Celebrate the fall harvest and support White Violet Center at this sumptuous farm to table feast set in the gardens of White Violet Center at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Join like-minded local food supporters and the alpacas for this one-of-a-kind culinary  Continue Reading »

    • 23: Fall Equinox Celebration

      We celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing. Refreshments are served.

    • 27: Alpaca Farm Open House

      White Violet Farm Alpacas will join alpaca breeders across the United States and Canada in observance of the annual National Alpaca Farm Days. Meet the alpacas up close and meet those who care for them. Shop for alpaca items and  Continue Reading »

  • November 2015

    • 3: Cooking 102: Your First Thanksgiving!

      Does the idea of cooking for 30 of your closest friends and family sound intimidating? Are you worried that the meal will devolve into a 3-hour casserole-based carb-fest? Can you make it through the day without losing your mind? Big  Continue Reading »

    • 10: Cooking 103: Veggie Basics

      Learn the basics of vegetable cooking, including several cooking techniques (i.e., sautéing, blanching, steaming, boiling, and roasting), planning vegetable dishes, and what cooking methods work best with which vegetables. Third class in a series of three. Cooking 101: Get Cooking!  Continue Reading »

    • 14: Weaving Workshop

      This class is designed for weavers of varying skills and abilities. Beginners will learn how to weave on four-shaft floor looms, while those with previous weaving experience can learn new techniques or deepen their practice. All materials are provided, though  Continue Reading »

  • January 2016

    • 16: Perfect Pastry at Home

      Fresh-baked pastries are one of life’s pure joys. Classic French croissants, pain au raisin (raisin bread), Danish kringles, empanadas, turnovers, éclairs — it seems like every culture on Earth has come up with a way to put as much butter  Continue Reading »

    • 30: Bread Rising, Spirit Raising

      Bread is one of the most universal parts of the human experience. Nearly every culture on Earth has developed some version of bread, from flat breads and crackers eaten as a part of everyday meals, to intricate, rich braids of  Continue Reading »

  • February 2016

    • 20: Bread Baking: Sourdough

      Sourdough breads are a delicious, nutritional treasure and are easier to make than you may think. Learn bread-making basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining starters, and ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked  Continue Reading »

    • 27: Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry

      A one-day workshop geared toward those who are thinking about owning alpacas or those new to the business. Topics include: herd health issues, injections, feed, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenails, developing goals, fiber, record keeping, nutrition and 90 minutes  Continue Reading »

    • 28: Alpaca 102: Fundamentals of Alpaca Fiber Processing

      The staff of White Violet Farm Alpacas will share their experiences with all facets of alpaca fiber processing — from making breeding decisions to choosing a fiber mill or processing your own fleece. Expect lots of hands-on opportunities.  

    • 28: Alpaca 102: Fundamentals of Alpaca Fiber Processing

      The staff of White Violet Farm Alpacas will share their experiences with all facets of alpaca fiber processing — from making breeding decisions to choosing a fiber mill or processing your own fleece. Expect lots of hands-on opportunities.