Calendar of Events

October 25, 2012

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails is your opportunity to visit West Michigan Farms. See where your food comes from, pick up local fruits, vegetables and baked goods, and enjoy loads of fun farm activities! Kent Harvest Trails 2012 starts September 15 and goes through  October 31.

Start: September 15, 2012
End: October 31, 2012

Sietsema Orchards Farm to Table Dinner Series

“The Starving Artist,” Chef O’Haire, is a private chef with many years of experience and study. His background and passions lie in Regional French and Italian, performed in the most traditional of methods, and he has a great interest in the foods and flavors of the Caribbean, The Middle East, and Western Asia.

Join him and his team this harvest season for a thrilling modern-meets-classical multi-course culinary adventure at the beautiful Sietsema Orchards in Ada.

As the event draws nearer, the full menu will be available. Tickets are on sale now, and advance purchase is required.

Only 40 seats are available, so make your plans now!

Start: October 25, 2012 6:30 am
End: October 25, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill
Phone: 616-204-3615
8540 2 mile rd, Ada, MI, 49301, United States
Cost: $64

Slow Food Book Club

Happy Autumn everyone!

The book to read for October’s meeting is called ‘Best Food Writing 2011′ by Holly Hughes. It is available at the usual places in both paper and e-form. Held at Joyce Hoolsema’s house.

There’s something for everyone in this book: from molecular gastronomy to the omnivore’s dilemma, from meat-free to wheat-free to everything goes. It’s not only about food, but - more importantly - our relationship with food, how it serves us, how we serve it.

You can open it anywhere and enjoy the stories, from the back to the front and everything in between - so no excuse not to read it!

Enjoy the beautiful colors!


Start: October 25, 2012 6:30 pm
End: October 25, 2012 9:30 pm
Venue: TBA

Beer School - The Harvest, A Summer Gathering

Beer School will feature a series of five Thursday evening classes from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with special speakers on different beer-related topics. The Museum will also provide a cash bar set-up with regional beers.

October 25 • The Harvest – A Summer Gathering
November 15 • Beer Styles and What They Mean to Us
November 29 • Extreme Sides of Beer
December 6 • A Holiday Feast – A Story of Holiday Beers
December 13 • The Future of Beer

Ticket Price: $8.00 per person; includes admission to the exhibition and the class.

Purchase tickets to Beer School online or by calling 616-456-3977.

Start: October 25, 2012 7:00 pm
End: October 25, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Grand Rapids Public Museum
Phone: 616-929-1700
272 Pearl Street, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504, United States
Cost: $8
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