Besides the foremost importance of being an organic farm, gathering and community are two things Lauren and the staff at Bloomsbury hold close to their hearts. Whether it’s a wedding, a private event or workshop, we strive to always have that “welcome home” feeling as well as a peaceful respite from the craziness of daily life. Prices are thoughtfully planned in respect to the cost of materials, planning and workshop teachers. Below you will find upcoming events and workshops, parties and gatherings that are open to the public. Click the links to purchase tickets.
MARCH 16TH - SOURDOUGH BREAD workshop WITH AMY SHOWALTER
Amy Showalter is a sourdough baker from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. She and her husband, Patrick, operate a dairy farm, milking 120 cows on 2 robotic milkers. They are parents to 7 month old twin boys who recently joined the family through foster care. Her passion for fermentation began after an autoimmune diagnosis where she was told she should be gluten-free for life. With a background in the culinary arts working as a pastry chef at guest ranches in Wyoming, as well as her work in agriculture, she began to make the connection between how food is grown, processed and transported, and the ways it’s affecting our health. By using the traditional methods of fermentation, we can diminish the effects of gluten while adding good bacteria to our bodies, making bread a nourishing food again. By sourcing and using regional grains we can promote the growth of vibrant communities, save seeds and enjoy increasingly diverse and flavorful crops while providing a fair wage to farm families.
In this workshop, we will experience the wonderful world of fermentation through true sourdough bread. With only flour, water, salt, and time, we will discover how using regional grains and wild yeast makes bread more digestible and flavorful. We’ll go through the entire process of making artisan style sourdough from start to finish. You will take 2 loaves home to bake the next day, along with your own starter and instructions for its maintenance. There will be a thoughtfully prepared lunch and snacks provided, as well as an opportunity to linger and discuss further questions at the end of class.
10 am - 2 pm
Limited class size.
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march 23rd - farm tour with cotton & moss / Lauren of Bloomsbury farm
As part of a new series titled GardenStyle, Cotton & Moss is collaborating with farmers & gardeners throughout Tennessee to provide more opportunities for learning and connection. Each season we will be selecting a favorite farm or garden to offer a one hour experience that will hopefully shed light on preparation, issues, and defenses in the garden.
-Take in a beautiful landscape and gather insight for their own spring gardening.
-Receive a worksheet of Lauren's favorite garden goods & seasonal tips.
-*15% Off Cotton & Moss goods
Maybe you have been gardening for years or maybe you are just learning the ropes, either is fine. If you are eager to get started and learn then we want to share our knowledge and experiences. ALL ARE WELCOME, NO PREVIOUS GARDENING OR FARMING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
Come prepared to walk in various outdoor and indoor settings. Comfortable clothes and water are recommended. Feel free to come prepared with any questions as well.
We hope you'll join us. To provide the best possible tour experience no more than 20 tickets will be available.
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march 30th - women’s day event with thistle farms, at her table and Bloomsbury farms
March 9th is International Women’s Day To celebrate and also give back, Bloomsbury Farm is partnering up with the local movement At Her Table and Thistle Farms for a special Women’s Day Event. Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Nashville that is dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking and addiction. They provide a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood.
Thistle Farms looks for many donations to keep its center running and also provide women with accurate care. This event will focus on one thing can be a strain on women and their finances as well as body, periods and period care.
On Saturday, March 30th starting at 10 am, we will be putting together period packs, a week’s worth of period supplies into packages for the women of Thistle Farms. All are invited and encouraged to participate.
Please bring a donation of unscented tampons (preferably organic), unscented pads and personal sanitary wipes. Refreshments will be provided.
Tickets will be sold on the site as a way of anticipating how many people will be attending and proceeds from those tickets will be donated to Thistle Farms.
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April 11th, Commonflower Gathering / Dinner at Bloomsbury
Commonflower Gatherings is a local pop-up series aimed to build connectivity and togetherness through food, friendship, and all things common. Both female and male are welcome, and we encourage people of all interests! There are no requirements on being a blogger, foodie, traveler, etc. - just simply come to connect with other humans!
Commonflower Gatherings is based in Detroit, but we are taking our dinner series on the road for our first out of state gathering in Nashville!
This month's gathering will be located here at Bloomsbury Farm.
When joining us at the table, you will get to learn more about Bloomsbury's story as well as our featured chef.
This month, we will be honored to enjoy a delicious meal by Placemat in collaboration with the farm. Bloomsbury will be providing fresh produce for the ingredients for the meal. Placemat is a team of chefs that bring the food to you. They believe in making better health accessible, personal and meaningful. They believe in making dining experiences guided by the mission to inspire sustainability and intention.
Tickets are being sold by Commonflower Gatherings via Eventbrite. Click the link below!