Northwest farms let you try out the agricultural life.
by Lora Shinn
AAA Washington Journey
“For a taste of rural living, or simply to connect with your food sources, there’s no better time than fall harvest. The following Northwest farms invite you to jump in and get your hands (and feet!) dirty:
…Don a cheesemaker’s fashion accessories (rubber boots and a hairnet, bien sûr) for one- and two-day artisan cheesemaking classes at Monteillet Fromagerie (monteilletcheese.com) in the Walla Walla Valley town of Dayton, where you’ll use traditional French techniques to craft cheeses such as chèvre and causse noir. You’ll also enjoy wine and cheese tastings, tour the biodynamic garden, and meet the resident American Alpine goats and East Friesian-Lacaune sheep.”