Farm Events and Workshops
Calleva is pleased to announce farm events and workshops for the 2017. We have created some fun and excited seminars on hot topics for families and in greater Washington DC area. Each workshop will has a local and sustainable theme, take home activities, and of course our Calleva touch. Join us for one or many of these great events this summer and bring part of the Calleva farm to your home.
Spring Eco-build: Apr 15th (Check back for 2018 date)
Start the day with a hike through our woods, learning about local forest ecology and doing a tree geo-tag. After lunch we will hold a demonstration of our sawmill, and build some take-home garden beds! Learn what types of wood to use, and get tips on responsible irrigation. Lunch, tools, lumber, seedlings and instructions will be provided. Morning only $25/person. Afternoon only $120 for 2 beds, seedlings and admission for up to 4.
Backyard Chickens: May 20th, June, 17th, Jul 22nd
This will be a recurring two-part work shop series. Come out to our farm bright and early and learn how to go from a live pasture-raised chicken to chicken noodle soup, with all the steps in between from 9am-12pm. We will also go over meat chicken economics on a small scale and where to find good local sources of meat, lunch will be provided. From 12:30pm-3:30pm we will host a build-your-own coop workshop. We provide lumber, tools, hardware and guidance. You get a small chicken coop to take home, big enough for up to 12 chickens, starter feed and baby chicks. Great family weekend project! Feel free to sign up for either the morning or the afternoon session, or both! Morning only $25/person; Afternoon only $475person (includes chicken coop).
Dirty Dinners: June 24th, Jul 29th, Aug 26th
Come out to Calleva Farm for a beautiful evening of fresh garden produce, free-range meat, local wines and cheeses, and great local musicians. This is our upscale farm-to-table experience, both educational and delicious.
Juicy Yoga: June 25th, Jul 30nd, Aug 27th
What could be better than doing cow pose with an actual cow? Then having a refreshing drink and nibble at our farm-fresh juice bar, which will feature herbs, fruits and veggies from our gorgeous garden? Join us for this new event series at the Calleva Farm, where one of our trained yoga instructors will lead you through an energizing yoga class right on the farm, followed by a garden tour with healthy snacks, juices and infusions. ($30 per person)
Deadly Dinner Saturday Oct 14th
Our very first stab at serving up strange and unusual dishes. A full service dinner, featuring the fall garden harvest, local libations, and unique performances by local artists. Think Dirty Dinner, but with a macabre atmosphere, and where the boundaries of food expectations are toyed with, then broken. Followed by access to Haunted Forest. ($150 per person)
Porkstravaganza: Butchering & Sausage-making: Sept 16th, Nov 18th
Meet our pigs, then head over to the kitchen to learn how to break down a hog and make several different varieties of sausage. We will also cover what to do with organs, and how to render fat. Lunch included. ($25 per person)