Farm Potluck at Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit and Farm Market – September 7th

bierwagen preservesBierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit, located in Chicago Park, is a unique family farm in operation since 1902.  As a leader in mountain grown fruit, they grow pears, peaches, apples, as well as garden-type fruits and vegetables.  The farm offers a number of u-picks throughout the seasons, farm dinners,workshops, school visits, and a farm store open six days a week.  Chris, Jim, Debbie & Rosie are Bierwagen are the four managing partners of the farm, and Rosie is the fifth generation Bierwagen’s to hold that role!

Buy Fresh From the Farm

Chris Bierwagen, owner of the farm

Visit the Bierwagen Farm Market, located next to the Happy Apple Kitchen at 18532 Hwy 174, where during the peak seasons you can buy fruit and produce fresh from the farm. During the summer months, Bierwagen peaches, berries and garden vegetables are available. They also have specialty items such as their own jams & preserves, dried peaches,  sauces, honey, and olive oil.

The farm also offers u-pick berries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.  Contact the farm for more details.

Schedule of Events
Come at 5:30 for a tour of the farm with the Bierwagen family.  We’ll circle up for dinner at 6pm including a hog roast!

What to bring:
Utensils, a plate and cup for yourself/selves
A bountiful dish to share, (its nice to label key ingredients for those with allergies)
A blanket or chair to sit on
A healthy appetite

There is NO CHARGE and NO RSVP needed. Thank you.

Directions from Grass Valley:
Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit is located in Chicago Park at 17437 Lower Colfax Rd.  From Grass Valley, take Hwy 174 towards Colfax.  In Chicago Park, when you pass the Happy Apple Kitchen on the left hand side, take the next right on Lower Colfax Road, and another quick right on Lower Colfax Road, and the farm will be on your left.  For more information please call 265-2343.

Join Sierra Harvest for Potlucks throughout the growing season!  Celebrate our local food community on a number of different farms!  All potlucks take place on the first & third Thursdays of the month from 5:30-8pm.   See more here.