Agriculture, Event, Forest Grove

‘Great Grains’ event returns to Forest Grove-area farm

Grain at the Spiesschaert farm. Photo: Chas Hundley

FOREST GROVE - On Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spiesschaert Farms, located at 3150 NW Thatcher Road on the outskirts of Forest Grove, is hosting a free, family-friendly event exploring the reintroduction of locally-raised whole grains, and introducing local artisans to the community.

Charlene Murdock, who heads the nonprofit Tuality Plains Great Grains, which is holding the event in conjunction with the farm, said Spiesschaert Farms and Tuality Plains Great Grains want to reintroduce the advantages of wholesome grains raised and produced locally, and how doing also helps boost the local economy,

There will be bread, bakery, and beverage tastings, whole-grain cooking, and baking demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides through the farm and its riparian area to show how farming practices include cleaning waterways, fresh . . .

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