Heron Pond Farms sets educational tour
Heron Pond Farms will host a farmer education and food lover’s tour from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on May 6.
The small, sustainable and family-owned farm produces artisan goat cheese and heritage pork at the base of Tower Mountain in Spokane. The tour is part of the 2013 Farm Walk education series by Tilth Producers of Washington and the WSU Small Farm Program. Guests will see the dairy goats and hogs in the pasture and tour the milking room and cheese cave. A cheese tasting is included.
Tickets are $15 for Tilth members and students and $25 for nonmembers. Find complete details and registration at www.tilthproducers.org or call (206) 632-7506.
Local culinarians win awards
The American Culinary Federation honored area chefs during the Western region conference at the Coeur d’Alene Resort last week.
Two Spokane chefs were recognized for their leadership and service to the culinary profession. Peter Tobin (pictured), a chef instructor from the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy, received a Cutting Edge award. Executive chef James Wolters of the Manito Country Club received a Western Region Service award. L.J. Klink, a consultant with Luck Junky, of Cheney, won the Flavors of the Mediterranean Minute Rice competition. The ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest also received a World of Thanks award.
Sweet Tooth Bakery celebrates anniversary
The bright pink Newman Lake bakery, doughnut and espresso shop, Sweet Tooth Bakery & Espresso, is celebrating one year with a customer appreciation week through Saturday. Owners Gary and Barbie Wheeler will offer a buy-one, get-one-free special each day. On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., they’re inviting kids to come for cupcake decorating, face painting and a drawing for free cake.
Gary Wheeler started baking in the ’70s for Winchell’s Donuts in Texas while in college and eventually managed four shops in Spokane. The Wheelers, who have been married 38 years, later owned Wheeler’s Discount Donuts in north Spokane. They do all the baking, along with daughter Angie Sharkey, and donate leftovers to charity each day. The bakery has an espresso drive-through.
Sweet Tooth, 24921 E. Trent Ave., is open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Reach the bakery at (509) 226-4444 or www.sweetoothbakery.net.
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