Graze the winter blues away!
Celebrate Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with unique monthly tastings in at the Living History Farms Visitor Center in Urbandale. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties. Enjoy chatting with winemakers, microbrewers, artisan bakers, cheesemongers, and other local food experts about their crafts, while tasting their wares in a casual atmosphere.
LHF’s Cabin Fever series showcases Iowa businesses in four fabulous events:
Farms Uncorked – Saturday, January 27, 3–6 p.m. Enjoy chatting with winemakers while tasting their wares in a casual atmosphere, and shop the MarketPlace Gift Store for your favorite bottles. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks are included. Vendors include Annelise Winery, Country Barn Winery, La Quercia, Machine Shed, Penoach Winery, Soldier Creek Winery, and Train Wreck Winery.
Cocktails & Comfort Food – Saturday, February 24, 3–6 p.m. Pair cocktails mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite-sized sweet and savory comfort foods created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa grains. Vendors include Dehner Distillery, Gaia’s Garden, Mississippi River Distilling Company, and Pies & Pastries by Lana.
Beer ’n’ Bread – Saturday, March 24, 3–6 p.m. Chat with microbrewers and artisan bakers about their crafts while tasting their wares. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks are included. Vendors include Boone Valley Brewing Co., Confluence Brewing, Firetrucker Brewery, and NoCoast Beer Co.
Festival of Cheese – Saturday, April 21, 3–6 p.m. Visit with cheesemongers and other local food experts about their crafts, while tasting their wares. Sign up for a 30-minute class exploring fondue with C.J. Bienert of the Cheese Shop, or cheese boards with Arielle Neher of Hy-Vee.
Purchase a Series Pass for discounted admission to all four events, available online through January 26 at noon. Advanced ticket sales for each event end at noon the day before. Tickets may also be available at the door, if not sold out.
Living History Farms is located at 11121 Hickman Road in Urbandale, Iowa. (515) 278-5286. LHF.org.