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Build Peace/Make Bread: A Spring Sourdough Event
Build Peace/Make Bread: A Spring Sourdough Event

Sat, Apr 20


Cherry Grove Farm

Build Peace/Make Bread: A Spring Sourdough Event

Join us for an unforgettable spring event where we knead, rise, and connect with each other and the Earth. It's time to bake a better world together!

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Time & Location

Apr 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Cherry Grove Farm, 3200 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

About the event

SOURLAND BREAD is here and ready to empower you to bake our way to a better world, one loaf at a time! 🌎🥖

I have been teaching this basic beginner sourdough class for over 10 years now, to over 2,000 wonderful people, and I am happy to announce that we will be having our first Seasonal Sourdough Event where I will teach bread baking to a larger scale of individuals and where part of the class will focus on bread as a peace-making tool.

Please join us for a special event in celebration of Earth Day, on Saturday, April 20th from 1-6pm at the beautiful Cherry Grove Farm in Lawrenceville, NJ. Class itself will take place between 1:30 and 4:30 where you will have a hands-on opportunity to get elbow deep in dough -- from dry flour to baked loaf. It will be really fun, messy (in a good way), and super educational all at once.

In this class you will learn the basics. It is geared towards beginner bread bakers, but can also help those who have had some experience.

This is for both gluten free and regular sourdough bakers. We will have a separate table with separate ingredients for our GF bakers, as well as separate baking vessels, but please know that cross contamination may occur. I will have assistants helping at various tables, so everyone feels like they can ask questions.

The event will include my original sourdough class that I have been teaching for 10 years. There will be a peace offering portion, an opportunity to speak intentions into the group, and a Q & A portion where we will talk all about starter and answer any questions you may have moving forward.

Refreshments, fresh bread baked in class, and local cheese directly from Cherry Grove will be served after the class.

And following there will be an opportunity to visit the farm store, our local vendors, and purchase bread and flour from Sourland Bread, Morganics Family Farm, and Castle Valley Mill.

What will I learn?

  • A step by step tutorial of how to mix whole grain dough (Why use whole grains and why local? What's the big deal with whole grains anyway?).
  • What is sourdough and how can I make my own starter (and keep it alive!)?
  • Learn how to shape, fold, and proof your loaf of bread (we will get sticky and messy, and that's ok!).
  • How can I bake a great loaf of bread in just my home oven (don't I need a ton of time and something fancy?)?
  • Learn the nutritional aspects of making bread at home with whole grains and why it is so important -- they are full of vitamins and minerals. And baking sourdough with whole grains won't make you gain weight. When they are given the right time to ferment, they can actually help you lose weight and are not inflammatory. Learn how this sourdough bread is "gluten friendly" too!

What do I leave with?

  • Each attendee will leave with their own freshly milled and local whole grain flour for their sourdough starter, and their own dough that they mixed in class to bake at home.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Please bring your own glass or metal mixing bowl ideally 5 quart and a kitchen towel
  • If you have your own digital scale to mix dough with, you can bring that too, but it is optional.
  • You can bring an apron if you wish, but it is not required.
  • We supply all other props and tools needed to participate.
  • We’re excited to offer a selection of essential bread baking tools including dough scrapers, bread lames, digital scales, bannetons, loaf pans, and more. Explore our full selection here. Purchases will be delivered directly to you at the event for added convenience (kindly select event pick up at checkout). There will be items and flour for sale the day of the event as well, but to ensure you get your items, we recommend pre-ordering.


  • Sourdough Standard: Each ticket includes 1 seat in Sourdough Basics Class and a mason jar full of freshly milled whole grain flour


  • What if it rains? The rain date will take place the following weekend on Sunday, April 28th, same time 1-6pm. Please ensure you can attend both dates. If we get rained out both weekends, you will receive a credit for a future seasonal event. 
  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Can I bring my child? Children 9 and up are welcome to join as long as they and their accompanying adult both purchase their own ticket and bring their own bowl to mix in. 
  • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Please be aware that parking space at Cherry Grove Farm is limited. We will have over 50 people, so we strongly encourage you to arrange carpools with any friends or family members also attending the event. This small effort can make a significant difference in making sure everyone arrives comfortably and on time.
  • Is this event Covid-Safe? This is primarily an outdoor event, but if you wish to wear a mask you are welcome to, but it is not required.
  • What if I cannot afford a seat in the class, but I truly want to join? Please email us: as there are a few scholarship opportunities available. 
  • Can I apply to be a vendor at the event? If you are are a vendor who wishes to sell your goods at the spring event, please fill out the application here. There is an option to both attend as a vendor and participate in the bread class as well!
  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us:, follow us @sourland_bread, or visit our website:

Space is limited to 50 people. Five tickets max per individual purchase. Please remember I will be hopefully offering this event in the spring, summer, and fall, so if you cannot make this one or it is sold out, there will be more opportunities. If you have any questions, please send us an email here:

Thank you for your interest and support! Looking forward to embracing the Spirit of Earth Day through the Art of Bread Baking! 🌿🍞


Mary Parr, founder of Sourland Bread

NOTE: Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the original event date only (this does not include the service fee), so please let us know by April 13th if you need to cancel. Tickets are non-transferable.


  • Sourdough Standard

    Includes 1 seat in Sourdough Basics Class and a 2lb bag of freshly milled whole grain flour

    +$2.38 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Gluten Free Sourdough Standard

    Includes 1 seat in Sourdough Basics Class and a 2lb bag of freshly milled whole grain flour

    +$2.38 service fee
    Sold Out

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