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This Week at Zingerman’s 9/29/15


Educational Tour at Cornman Farms

Our Welcome to Cornman Farms Tour is an idyllic and dynamic 90 minute introduction to the rich history, agricultural projects and humane raising of animals. Join us for a look at our vegetable and herb gardens, goat milking operation and historic restored Farmhouse and Barn—and enjoy a meet-and-greet with our visionary Managing Partner, Kieron Hales. We’ll even throw in a taste of one of our seasonal vegetables! Tuesday, September 29th, 6pm. 

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ZingTrain Speaker Series

Join us on Wednesday, September 30th, 8-930am, to get curious about even the toughest challenges. Alicia Bassuk has been guiding leaders for over 2 decades with a focus on maximizing individual effectiveness and optimizing team cohesion.

As a leader of your company, your mindset defines the culture and practices of your company. Leading from a place of curiosity is a learned behavior which influences your approach to every challenge and opportunity. Integrating curiosity into your mindset will take you on the path to more effective and meaningful interactions at work.

Mindset shifting, like any skill, takes practice.

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Peas Turn Up the Beet Louder! at Cornman Farms

A fundraiser for Community Farm of Ann Arbor
Join Community Farm of Ann Arbor and Zingerman’s Cornman Farms on Thursday, October 1st, 5pm for an evening of farm-fresh fun! A benefit for Chrysalis, the educational arm of Community Farm of Ann Arbor, this event will feature delicious, REAL food from the farm gardens (and from Zingerman’s!), live music from two renowned bands – blues from Shari Kane & Dave Steele and progressive folk from Seth & May. Community Farm of Ann Arbor is an organization that grows homegrown fruits and vegetables for 100 member families. Chrysalis is the educational arm of Community Farm of Ann Arbor that sponsors area school field trips, cutting edge workshops, and future farmer training for young adults. Paul Bantle and Annie Elder and their apprentices will be in attendance to meet and greet you for a lovely evening celebrating Chrysalis and education in agriculture! Eat well, learn a little, laugh a lot and support one of the causes that makes Ann Arbor such a special place.

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30th Annual Paella Party at Zingerman’s Deli

On Sunday, October 4th, 11am-2pm, our 30th annual celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain will culminate (as it always does) with a two-grill Paella throwdown on the Zingerman’s Deli Patio. There will be a special presentation on Paella at noon, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: Three kinds of traditional Paella — Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian grilled over Mesquite right before your eyes. Those in the know will be lined up for the Padron Peppers.

New to the occasion this year, a kids’ table featuring Pa amb Tomaquet, Jamon Serrano, Quince Membrillo and Manchego!

The event and demo are FREE; the paella is sold by the pound. 

Comparative Cupping at Zingerman’s Coffee Company

Join us on Sunday, October 4th, 1pm, as we sample coffees from the Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. We will taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional cuppers. A brief understanding of coffee will also be presented highlighting different processing and growing methods. This is an eye-opening introduction to the world of coffee.

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1st Sunday Tour at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join our cheese and gelato makers on Sunday, October 4th, 2pm, for an hour-long adventure as we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. You’ll watch our fresh mozzarella stretched into shape, taste our cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses while our staff explain the cheesemaking process, and sample our delicious fresh gelato. After the tour, make time for tasting our selection of American cheeses and provisions, as well as house made gelatos and sorbets in our cheese shop.

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Made in Italy: An Italian American Dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

On Tuesday, October 6th, 7pm, Gustiamo, one of our favorite suppliers of Italy’s finest, featuring extra aged balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive, San Marzona tomatoes and Martelli pasta, will visit Ann Arbor for a very sepcial dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse.

Like Zingerman’s, Gustiamo is uncompromisingly dedicated to good food and good people. Located in the heart of New York City, Beatrice Ughi and Edoardo Dal Santo focus on bringing the best of Italy to the stomachs of the America. Together with Chef Alex the three of them have designed a menu inspired by the city of Rome, using all original recipes from Italy. The dishes are close to Beatrice’s heart, as she grew up in Rome, all very simple with few ingredients. But it is the few ingredients being the best Italy has to offer that makes them so delicious. The dishes on this menu tell a story of Italy and the land around Rome, from the lamb from the countryside to the San Marzano tomatoes from the neighboring regions, these are iconic Italian meals, when they are done right, they are heaven. Divine in their simplicity.

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Cocktail Class at Cornman Farms: Bourbon Basics

The story of bourbon is the story of America itself. Smoky, sweet, spicy and complex, this corn-based spirit has been a part of our culture for centuries. Recognized by Congress in 1964 as a “distinctive product of the United States,” bourbon is our national liquor. The history of our native spirit is long and colorful, and continues to unfold all around us. Join us this week as we celebrate our only indigenous liquor by mixing three Bourbon-based cocktails and discussing what it is that makes bourbon so tasty and so special to the United States. We’ll be featuring spirits from both bourbon’s ancestral home in Kentucky and our local craft distillers in Michigan. Settle in at our lovingly restored century-old Barn, partake in appetizers crafted by the farm’s own chefs, and feel like a patriot as you imbibe our native spirit! Wednesday, October 7th, 7pm. 

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An Evening with Brewery Vivant at Zingerman’s Creamery

Founded in part by a former Bar Manager at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids brews with a passion for sour beers and other unique styles. Ben Darcie from Brewery Vivant will be on hand to introduce us to their beers as one of our cheesemongers presents cheese pairings from the shop for each beer! We’ll have crusty breads, seasonal pickled veggies, and other palate cleansers on hand to enjoy with the pairings. Join us on Thursday, October 8th, 6pm.

*You must be 21 or older to attend this event

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Creating a Creative Organization:
A breakfast with Zingerman’s Co-Founder Ari Weinzweig

Feeling a little flat some days? Looking to up your creative ante? Thinking about to how to move your crew closer to the creative edge?

How about starting your day with one of the more interesting and creative mornings you’ll have this year? Creativity is one of the key themes of Ari’s most recent book, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 3; A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves. Join us Tuesday, October 13th at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, enjoy bit of breakfast and coffee, and Ari will get your morning moving in a very positive way!

Increased innovation and creativity are things that almost everyone in the world are after. Many people are very creative in their own work. And yet, few of us really understand what we can do to create the conditions that significantly increase the odds of creative activity taking place. During the course of the session, Ari will talk about what happens so often to inhibit creativity, and what we can to enhance it, both for ourselves and for our organizations. The more we tap our innate creativity, the more we enhance it organizationally, the more effectively we can operate, the more we increase our energy and the more rewarding our work will be!

Breakfast served at 7:30 am, Presentation begins at 8:00 am

Continental breakfast featuring Zingerman’s Bakehouse muffins, croissants, coffeecake, bagels, Zingerman’s Creamery cream cheese, fresh fruit, and Zingerman’s Coffee Company Roadhouse Joe.

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ZingTrain Speaker Series: Leading with Mojo with Marisa Smith

Marisa Smith, owner and founder of the Whole Brain Group, believes that a critical part of Leading with Mojo is attracting the employees, co-workers and customers you want to work with.

Three years ago, Marisa found herself quite done with all of the classic frustrations that come with growth. She finally decided that an important way to address these frustrations was to be intentional about who she worked with – be it employees, co-workers, or even customers! And she did. And now she’s here to tell you how you can.

JOIN us to learn how Marisa:

  • CRAFTED a vision of success
  • IMPLEMENTED a series of simple tools to make that vision a reality
  • DISCOVERED that she ended up with more flexibility, freedom, and revenue in the process!

We anticipate that this session will be chock full of a-ha moments for you!

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See you soon!