Farm Tours at Cornman Farms
Our first tour is tonight!
This past spring, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms opened its doors to the public and the response has been overwhelming! The Farm has hosted weddings, charity events, and even this year’s Camp Bacon Main Event! But Cornman Farms is more that an events space: it’s an authentic working farm. So we’ve created a suite of tours that will allow our guests to learn about our farming practices, animal husbandry philosophies, and historic significance from the folks who actually run the farm. Seats are going fast, sign up today!
Farm Feasts at Cornman Farms
You can see it all in your mind. The beautifully restored farmhouse and barn in the verdant setting of a traditional working farm. The classic cocktails and wine. The skilled chef and kitchen staff. The vibrant courses made from fresh produce picked mere hours earlier in the fields a few hundred feet away. Sound like a slice of heaven to you? You’re in luck. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is celebrating our inaugural event season with a tantalizing schedule of farm dinners. As a guest at our farm dinners, you’ll have to opportunity to enjoy the farm’s produce as it comes into full ripe readiness throughout the summer and autumn. Each dinner will follow the cycle of the crop season, spotlighting the freshest farm ingredients in harvest at that time. If you want to an experience that truly represents the very essence of the “farm-to-table” ideal, these dinners are for you! More information here.
Don’t miss these very special dinners!
Fresh Michigan Fruit and Cheese Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery
This Friday, July 11, 6pm we’re heading to the Farmer’s Market to find the best seasonal fruits to pair with our local cheeses. This is terroir at its best; the buttery, grassy flavors of animals in pasture carries through to the summer milk, and enhances the flavor of the cheese. We’ll compliment these flavors with delicious, ripe fruit from right here in the Mitten State!
Brewing Methods at Zingerman’s Coffee Company
Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This Sunday, July 13, 1pm, we will take a single coffee and brew it 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. We’ll learn the proper proportions and technique for each and discuss the merits and differences of each style. Join us!
Summertime Cocktail Class at Cornman Farms
If there’s an official summer spirit, it’s got to be gin. Come to this class you’ll taste and learn about different styles of gin with Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings. Then you’ll mix and sample several different cocktails featuring this eminently mixable spirit, including a selection of Farm-to-Glass cocktails that take advantage of locally grown produce. Join us this coming Monday, July 14, 6pm.
Cake of the Month at Zingerman’s Bakehouse
This month’s cake special is named for a pie – Mississippi Mud Pie!
Sink into a special brownie-like chocolate cake covered in rich dark chocolate ganache, toasted meringue and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Bet you can’t finish a whole slice! Enjoy this cake at room temperature or just a little warm. Your patience will be rewarded. 20% off during the month of July!
Summer Sales at Zingerman’s Mail Order and Zingerman’s Deli
The Deli and Mail Order are having their huge annual Summer Sales! This is serious business. Once a year we take a few dozen of our favorite pantry staples and put them at deeply discounted prices for a few short weeks. This year’s sale continues through July 31st with tons of deep discounts on some of our favorite foods. Stock up and save a bundle!
Next week and Beyond:
Michigan Wine and Cheese Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery
Enjoy the fruit of Michigan vines! Join us at Zingerman’s Creamery on Friday, July 25, 6pm as we taste our way through some of Michigan’s best wines. From deep reds to bright whites, we’ll dive into the basic vinology and what makes our state’s wines unique and delicious. And, of course, we’ll pair these wines with some of our great cheese. Don’t miss it!
Gelato Sundae Sunday at Zingerman’s Creamery
Join us Sunday, July 27, 1pm on the green at Zingerman’s Southside (next to the Bakehouse) for an afternoon of sweet and creamy refreshments! For just $5, you can choose your gelato flavor and toppings to create a custom sundae. We’ll also have face painting and balloon animals for the kids! See you there!
A Summer Dinner with Central Provisions at Zingerman’s Deli
On Wednesday, July 30 Zingerman’s Delicatessen hosts another special evening with Central Provisions with guest chefs Abby Olitzky and Steve Hall. Central Provisions is an upcoming restaurant that has been active in the Ann Arbor community the past few years hosting pop-up dinners, teaching cheese classes, and putting on special events. For this summer meal, they will delve into our unique pantry again to feature favorite American foods as well as the seasonal bounty of their favorite local farms. Each dish will be paired with wine that complements and elevates each bite. Please join us for this wonderful dinner celebrating summer flavors and great eating! Sign up now—these dinners sell out fast! (There will be a vegetarian option available, just let us know)