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Fresh Sheet: Family Farm to host dairy clinic

Spokane’s Family Farm’s Trish Vieira will host classes on making your own mozzarella cheese and yogurt at On Sacred Grounds coffee shop in Valleyford next month.

The hourlong, back-to-back classes start at 10 a.m. on March 8 and then again on March 12. Sign up for one class for $20 and receive recipes and samples. Or, catch both classes and pay $35 for the classes, recipes, yogurt starter, 1/2 gallon of Spokane’s Family Farm milk and a 16-ounce latte or mocha and pastry.

The Spokane’s Family Farm microdairy is west of Spokane. Mike and Trish Vieira milk cows twice a day and the milk is pasteurized and bottled at the farm.

The milk isn’t homogenized, which means cream rises to the top. It is sold at local Yoke’s and Rosauers stores.

On Sacred Grounds is located at 12212 E. Palouse Highway in Valleyford, about 16 miles south of downtown Spokane. Call the shop to sign up for classes at (509) 747-6294.

Local legumes at Main Market Co-op

Lentils, garbanzo beans and split peas grown on the Palouse are now available at Main Market Co-op.

The market recently began carrying the local specialty legumes from Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative, known as PNW.

PNW foods contain no genetically modified organisms and are certified by the Non-GMO Project.

The offerings include Shasta yellow and Sunrise red lentils that don’t muddy the water while cooking. The Pedrosillano café garbanzo beans increase by about 15 percent after soaking and are great for making hummus, co-op managers said in a news release.

Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative includes about 700 farmers in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Main Market Co-op is located in downtown Spokane at Main and Browne streets. Reach the co-op at (509) 458-2667.

Davenport offers Chocolate Soft Peanut Brittle

Davenport Confections at the historic downtown hotel has added a chocolate peanut brittle to its offerings.

The new chocolate smothered soft peanut brittle is sold at the Davenport Hotel store. An 8-ounce bag is $6.95 and a 16-ounce bag is $11.95.

We’re always looking for fresh food news. Write to: The Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Call (509) 459-5446, fax to (509) 459-5098 or send an e-mail to