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Looking for Something to Do This Coming Weekend? Like Draft Horses and Wine?

July 13, 2015

Gunther and Amos with Quin showing the way

Farming with Draft Horses Benefit

Belle Mare Farm – Willamina, OR – Sunday, July 19 – 4pm to 8pm

Enjoy a Horse Team Demonstration, Dinner, Silent Auction and Music to Support Scholarships for Beginning Farmers to Attend a 3-day Horse-Team Farming Workshop

Celebrate the craft of farming with horses at Belle Mare Farm in Willamina, OR on July, 19 from 4-8pm! This event will feature horse team demonstrations, a farm fresh dinner, and music by The Ivie Meziere Foss Trio and proceeds will raise money for scholarships for beginning farmers to attend an upcoming 3-day horse-team farming workshop with Don Yerian and John Erskine, masters of the age-old techniques of farming with horses.

When: Sunday, July 19, 2015, 4pm – 8pm

Where: Belle Mare Farm, 18100 SW Mendenhall Rd., Willamina, OR

Why: Support the future of horse farming while having a great time!

How: Tickets are $75. To purchase tickets, register and pay below.

This celebratory event is centered on local food, farmers and chefs, and especially the draft horses that work on farms. Attendees will learn about, and talk with, horse-powered farmers – from bright-eyed newbies to wise and experienced elders – and begin to understand the practicality and spirtuality that ‘horse powered tech’ brings to family-scale sustainable agriculture.

Event highlights:

  • Meet and mingle with Don Yerian, horse-farming expert and one of the instructors for an upcoming three-day horse team workshop this event is raising scholarship funds for
  • Watch a horse team demonstration on the farm with a team of Suffolk Punch geldings that Don Yerian raised and trained
  • Tapas featuring farm-fresh ingredients from Willamina local producers including: Yamhill River Farm, Dancing Faun Farm, Mama Tee’s Farmstead, Belle Mare Farm and 47th Ave Farm
  • Award winning wines featured in a silent action: Wines from Horsepower Vineyards, Big Table Farm and J Wrigley Vineyard. See a list of the Silent Auction Wines for the evening here.
  • Enjoy live music from The Ivie Meziere Foss Trio

This event is brought to you by Friends of Family Farmers, Belle Mare Farm, and 47th Ave Farm. All proceeds will go towards scholarships that will be made available to beginning farmers attending an upcoming horse team workshop led by Don Yerian and John Erskine.

Event Location

Belle Mare Farm
18100 SW Mendenhall Rd.
Willamina, ORΒ 
4 Comments leave one →
  1. christinalfrutiger permalink
    July 14, 2015 7:42 am

    This looks fun! Did Jane have her calf yet? Where have you been?

  2. christinalfrutiger permalink
    July 14, 2015 9:39 am

    Oh Phew! I thought maybe I missed that post! I’m sure you’re in full swing of the summer harvesting and not a lot of time to blog! πŸ™‚

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