123 FARM

Sourdough Bread Festival

February 17-25, 2024
Saturdays & Sundays
11 am - 6 pm

FREE ADMISSION with paid parking

Festival Highlights

Learn about the health benefits of consuming naturally-fermented sourdough made with ancient grains. Attend free lectures or take various fermented workshops.

Lectures & Workshops

Free lecture with special guests or sign up for hands-on class on making fermented food and drinks and a beginner's class on sourdough bread making.


Food made in-house using sourdough, from tartines, pizza and soups to sourdough brownies and more!

Black Bench Wine Tour

Learn about our regenerative organic farming practices and the exciting future plans for the vineyard.

Why Ancient Grains?

Come explore the world of ancient grains like emmer, kamut, einkorn and spelt. From when it's planted in the ground to the moment it becomes flour, see the entire process of ancient grains. Taste different varieties and learn about the health benefits!

Join us in person to experience the Sourdough Bread Festival. Buy parking below.


Free Lecture Schedule

Lectures take place in the large covered tent outside. Click here to view detailed lecture descriptions.
12:00 pm Cultured Foods: Elevated Taste by Randy Olsen
1:15 pm Sourdough Bread: History, Science, and Health Benefits by Hemato Institute and Kevin Ham
2:30 pm Einkorn - Before Gluten Was a Problem by Donna Schwenk
sunday, february 18, 2024
1:15 pm Sourdough Bread: History, Science, and Health Benefits by Hemato Institute and Kevin Ham
2:30 pm Cultured Foods: Elevated Taste by Randy Olsen

saturday, february 24, 2024
12:00 pm Cultured Foods: Elevated Taste by Randy Olsen
1:15 pm Sourdough Bread: History, Science, and Health Benefits by Hemato Institute and Kevin Ham
2:30 pm The Dead Milk Crisis by Mark McAfee
sunday, february 25, 2024
12:00 pm Kombucha Unveiled by Howard Reichenbach
1:15 pm Sourdough Bread: History, Science, and Health Benefits by Hemato Institute and Kevin Ham
2:30 pm Cultured Foods: Elevate Taste by Randy Olsen

123 Farm

Join us for an enriching experience exploring different parts of our property including a vineyard tour and a walk through our maesil trees.

123 Farm Eatery

All foods are made by the culinary staff of 123 Farm. We incorporate ingredients from our organic farm when possible. Some items feature sourdough bread baked in-house.


From sourdough bread making to cheese pairings, workshops on various fermentation-related topics run out the 800's hotel rooms. Many of the classes are pre-sold online.


Paid Workshops

Workshops take place in the 800's hotel rooms. Reservation and pre-payment is required. Click here to view the full list.
bread making
Saturday 2/24 at 12:00 pm-2:00 pm 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
louis kim of 123dough
Conducted by our skilled artisan baker from 123 Dough in New York, this engaging two-hour class serves as an enjoyable and informative foray into the fundamentals of sourdough bread baking. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to create our renowned ancient grain sourdough bread. Our expert instructor will guide you through essential techniques and share helpful tips, all while you get hands-on experience working with the dough.
Limited to 12 participants
Cost $110
new york style ancient grain pizza
Saturday 2/17 and Sunday 2/18 at 12:00 pm-2:00 pm & 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
paul park of 123dough
Come along with the guidance of 123 Dough for a 90-minute session and learn the craft of New York-style sourdough pizza! During the initial hour, you'll bake alongside our skilled baker, creating your own sourdough pizza dough and sauce to take home, as well as crafting individual artisan pizzas. After the pizzas are perfectly cooked in our wood-fired oven, you'll have the chance to sit down, relax, and savor your delicious creations, complemented by your choice of wine, organic beer, or natural soda.
Limited to 12 participants
Cost $85
starter discard
Saturday 2/17 and Sunday 2/18 at 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
megan rizzo of wildly sour
What exactly is 'discard', and how do we utilize it? In our session, we'll explore the various ways discard can be incorporated to improve a wide range of recipes. Plus, we'll dive into a practical, hands-on recipe that we'll prepare and enjoy together!
Limited to 16 participants
Cost $35
fermented vegetables
Saturday 2/24 at 11:30 am & 1:00 pm
howard reichenbach
This workshop offers an insightful overview of Lactic-Acid Bacteria (LAB) fermentation, a process notably free from lactose. LAB fermentation is an excellent method for fermenting vegetables, enhancing their probiotic content, nutrient density, and shelf life. It's a simple and quick technique, perfect for keeping delicious, ready-to-use ingredients for meal preparation. Need a quick side dish? Just reach for a jar of your own fermented veggies!
Limited to 16 participants
Cost $35
Click to view full list of workshops below.

Festival Map

The Sourdough Festival takes place mostly in the main building as well as the surrounding cottage rooms and tent. Most spaces are indoors in case of inclement weather.

1. 123Dough Sourdough Bread Marketplace
Discover our assortment of organic sourdough bread, crafted in-house with ancient grains, along with cultured organic butter. Explore culinary offerings from 123 Farm, and more!

Information Desk (Lost & Found)
Visit the front desk to check in for workshops, sign up for an annual membership, shop at our lavender gift shop, or ask any questions you may have.

Eatery and Dining Hall
Our farm's culinary team has crafted a diverse menu featuring various ways to savor sourdough: organic soups paired with sourdough, tartines, sandwiches, sourdough noodles, and even sourdough desserts! Discover a table indoors at the Dining Hall to relish your meal.

Black Bench Wine Bar
Indulge in the flavors of California and other New World regions with our selection of organic wines and beers, alongside our signature lavender cocktails.

Sourdough Donuts
Treat yourself to warm mini donuts made with organic sourdough by 123Dough.

2. Vendor Village
Discover a variety of unique gifts from local vendors, featuring artisanal foods, cozy apparel, natural skincare, sweet treats, and more.

3. 123Dough Casa de las Tapas
Experience delicious sourdough paninis and organic Old World Wines in our historic Spanish Courtyard—the oldest standing building on our property!

4. Organic Galleries
Explore a delightful array of farm boutiques featuring Highland Provisions, 123 Farm merchandise, candles, and more! Treat yourself to lavender soft serve ice cream or sourdough churros for a unique experience.

5. Free Lectures
Discover fascinating topics in our lecture series, from fermentation basics to the science of raw milk. Schedule posted at the front desk.

6. Workshops
Hands-on workshops will be held in our 800's hotel rooms. Classes must be pre-purchased online. Remaining seats may be reserved through the front desk.

7. Lavender Fields
We invite you to revisit us during the summer months (June-July) to witness the lavender fields in full bloom. While the plants may appear as green shrubs at present, they possess a unique beauty of their own. We look forward to your return visit.

8. Parking Entrance

9. Sourdough Pizza
Experience the flavor of our organic pizzas, crafted with sourdough naturally fermented for over 30 hours. Indulge in our bestselling Fig and Lavender Goat Cheese pizza and make sure to try 123 Dough's exclusive NY-style pizzas made with ancient grains, available for a limited time only.

Lavender Bar
Savor our signature lavender cocktails, meticulously prepared with organic alcohol, along with our exclusive organic beer infused with our own lavender.

10. The Blacksmith Shop
Visit our charming shop, once a blacksmith's forge, where you can peruse and purchase a variety of items including 123 Farm logo hats and hoodies. Explore culinary treats made with lavender from our farm, such as syrup, dressings, lavender-infused tea, coffee, and much more.

11. Sourdough Bread Workshop
Learn the art of baking sourdough bread with 123 Dough's baker. Reserve your spot today for the exclusive session on February 24th (12-2pm or 3-5pm). Priced at $110 per person, online reservations highly recommended.

12. Tea House
Visit our tea house featuring Wild Orchard Regenerative Teas and 123 Farm Teas. Enjoy scrumptious tea infused desserts accompanied by specialty tea blends. Experience the harmonious balance of flavors through our tea and food pairing.

13. 1000-year-old Oak Tree

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May 3-July 21, 2024

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The products at 123 Farm are made primarily using organic ingredients from our farm. We hand harvest and distill our own lavender essential oil in the summer, and press oil from our century-old olive groves in the fall. We practice bee guardianship and sustainably harvest honey and beeswax from our own hives. Our products are made in small batches.