Tierra Farm Tortilla-Making Workshop
Saturday June 9th - 11 am to 2 pm
Join us for a hands-on demonstration of traditional Mexican tortilla making, taught by Lolita Casazza, native aficionado on the history and culture of corn and tortillas of Meso-America. Included are a farm tour of Tierra Vegetables and a pound of our sustainable, heirloom, non-GMO masa!
The art of tortilla making (and other corn-based foods) has been an integral part of Meso-American culture for thousands of years. Unfortunately, due to modernization of food production, the traditional way is at risk of being lost. Our goal with this workshop is to help keep the important tradition alive to be passed down to the next generation.
We will start the class with a tour of the farm. Afterword, there will be a discussion led by Lolita, who will discuss the history and tradition of tortilla making. Helping to instruct the hands-on portion of the workshop will be Norma, Queta and Mari, Master Tortilla Makers of Tierra.
Spanish-speaking participants are encouraged, the class is bilingual. Participants from the Latino community are strongly encouraged to attend, however all are welcome!
Price is $20 general admission, $10 for kids up to age 15, and young children are free. Purchase tickets at the Tierra Farm Stand, or through the event on Facebook: Tortilla-Making 101.
Save the Farm - News and Information
Since 2002, Tierra Vegetables has been leasing the land that we farm on Airport Boulevard from the Sonoma County Open Space District as part of their greenbelt plan.
At this time, the county requires us to purchase the property that we currently farm.
Tierra Vegetables is seeking to fund this purchase by 2017. The county and the farmers still need to negotiate an easement agreement that will determined the use and final price of the land.
Since arriving at this location in 2002, an array of investments and upgrades have been applied to this location including soil maintenance and biodiversity, the acquisition and restoration of the historic Big White Barn, as well as the establishment of a locally-owned, farm-based business.
Tierra Vegetables welcomes assistance from interested community members. Please support us in our effort to maintain this diverse piece of farmland.