Events & Tastings

Aug
27
2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$75.00
Easily the highlight of the harvesting season, our second Cornman Farms dinner showcases the best of the tomato season. Chef Alex and farmers have been caring for the tomatoes and now we get to benefit from their hard work. The tomato bar makes its return – numerous different tomatoes, handmade fresh mozzarella, really good olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and fresh grown basil – fill up your plate as many times as you can! Cornman Farms beef and pork will add to this late summer feast, making it a meal to remember. Space is limited and this dinner sells out quickly, act fast and reserve now!
Aug
30
2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$50.00
Join Creamery managing partner Aubrey Thomason for the first in a series exploring the foundations of cheese. In this session, we'll begin at the beginning with a discussion of milk. When did the milking of dairy animals start? What kinds of animals are milked throughout the world, and how does the milk vary from animal to animal? How does the milk influence the flavor of the cheese? Aubrey will lead a tasting of several different cheeses, and talk about how milk influences the consistency, the texture, and the overall flavor of the cheese. Learn and eat!
Aug
31
2014
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
$85.00
Spend the morning with us for an in-depth understanding of what makes Cornman Farms so special. This experience will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the rehabilitated farmhouse, our beautifully restored barn, the new goat parlor, and the hoophouse. You’ll hear from the Farm Manager, our Animal Husbandry Manager, and our Events Department staff. Savor a delicious boxed lunch in the pre-Civil War barn overlooking our educational gardens, and then leave with a special gift from Cornman Farms.
Sep
04
2014
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
$20.00
Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables!
Sep
05
2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$45.00
" Winemaker Bryan Ulbrich has been in the business since 1993, starting out as a low-level, part-time employee. He soon realized that this career was much more appealing than his intended Political Science major, and pursued a winemaking apprenticeship. In 2004, he was given the opportunity to purchase a failing local vineyard. He and his wife Jennifer successfully harvested a small crop that year, producing a single dry Riesling, and Left Foot Charley was born. Now based in the former Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, Left Foot Charley has teamed up with local growers to produce some of Michigan's finest wines. On Friday, september 5, 6pm, we'll pair some of our great house made cheeses with selected flights of Left Foot Charley wines. Please join us!"
Sep
07
2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$10.00
Join our cheese and gelato makers for an hour-long adventure as we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. You'll watch our fresh mozzarella stretched into shape, taste our cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses while our staff explain the cheesemaking process, and sample our delicious fresh gelato. After the tour, make time for tasting our selection of American cheeses and provisions, as well as house made gelatos and sorbets in our cheese shop.
Sep
10
2014
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
$20.00
Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Cornman Farms’ rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables!
Sep
13
2014
11:00 am to 11:40 am
$20.00
Two of the things we love most, made even better when paired together! Here is your opportunity to join Zingerman’s expert enthusiasts to taste a variety of chocolates and coffees side-by-side to find out what flavors work best to bring out the most delectable qualities of each. Zingerman’s Coffee Company Retail Manager, Anya Pomykala and the Chocolate Lady from Zingerman’s Deli, Emily Case, will be your guides for this delicious pairing excursion. All of the tasted items will be for sale after the tasting.
Sep
13
2014
12:15 pm to 12:55 pm
$20.00
Two of the things we love most, made even better when paired together! Here is your opportunity to join Zingerman’s expert enthusiasts to taste a variety of chocolates and coffees side-by-side to find out what flavors work best to bring out the most delectable qualities of each. Zingerman’s Coffee Company Retail Manager, Anya Pomykala and the Chocolate Lady from Zingerman’s Deli, Emily Case, will be your guides for this delicious pairing excursion. All of the tasted items will be for sale after the tasting.
Sep
13
2014
1:25 pm to 2:05 pm
$20.00
Two of the things we love most, made even better when paired together! Here is your opportunity to join Zingerman’s expert enthusiasts to taste a variety of chocolates and coffees side-by-side to find out what flavors work best to bring out the most delectable qualities of each. Zingerman’s Coffee Company Retail Manager, Anya Pomykala and the Chocolate Lady from Zingerman’s Deli, Emily Case, will be your guides for this delicious pairing excursion. All of the tasted items will be for sale after the tasting.