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Farm to Market – Food Fermentation, Orchards, Hoop Houses 2017 Day 2

November 11, 2017


Saturday, November 11, your choice of what programs will help you best.

We are offering three different tracks for you to choose from, which program will help you best with your farm; Fermentation of food, Build a Hoop House or Understanding the Fruit Orchard.

Dr. Brian Nummer will teach Food Fermentation.

There is a wide variety of fermented foods such as; vegetables, Korean-style fermented cabbage – kimchi, dairy, bread, to fish fermentations. Food fermentation is one of the earliest technologies developed by humans.

The fermentation process for vegetables can result in nutritious foods that may be stored for extended periods, 1 year or more, without refrigeration. Fermented vegetable products are microbiologically safe, nutritious, and flavorful; have appealing sensory characteristics and can be conveniently stored for extended periods.

The current market for pickled vegetables (fermented and acidified) in the United States is roughly $2 billion. Learn how to do this safely for home and direct sales.

Build a High Tunnel with Del Jimenez University of New Mexico Extension and Jeff Edwards University of Wyoming Extension; both have built dozen of high tunnels across both states and come with years of building experience. Lean to build a high tunnel (aka hoop house) using PVC plastic and a minimal amount of wood. This is a hands on workshop you will help build a 12” X 12” high tunnel complete with a UV plastic cover. This will be held inside a warm and out of the wind building at Laramie County Community College.

Understanding the Fruit Orchard

The success of an orchard is only as good as the planning and site preparation that goes into it.

We will cover setting up an orchard, types of trees and other possibilities suitable for USDA zone 4; grafting apples, what root stock works best, some insight on growing apples at 7,200-foot elevation and a grower with 300 trees and 55 varieties.


Host hotel is The Comfort Inn 201 W Fox Farm Rd, Phone: (307) 514-6051


For more information, contact Ted Craig at Wyoming Department of Agriculture at 307-777-6651 or Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4480 cwissner@uwyo.edu


Catherine Wissner UW Extension


Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY
1400 College Dr Pathfinder building
Cheyenne, WY 82007 United States
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