Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fiber Fest Workshops Registration now open. Register here.

How American Wool Got into the Olympics Dan and Jeanne Carver tell us their story.

Basque Sheepherders — the End of an Era.  Moving presentation following the Basques for 13 months by Kent and Cathy McAdoo.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Today's Fiber Fest class includes:
"Knitted Flowers" with Patricia Hirsch-Lirk from Sun Valley Needle Arts.  Learn to knit charming dimensional flowers to accessorize a favorite hat, jacket, handbag or backpack.
For full class descriptions, check the Fiber Fest pages. CLASS CANCELLED

Registration begins July 7, 2014. All registration is online.
Contact: Mary McCann, 206-706-8118

Cooking with Lamb
The Valley's best chefs, restaurants and caterers come together to offer a culinary adventure during the Festival.  Enjoy classes, American lamb delicacies and wine nearly everywhere.  Meet ranchers and their families who proudly raise sheep in the west.

Michel's Christiania presents Secrets of Cooking with Lamb

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Michel's Christiania Restaurant, Walnut and Sun Valley Road, Ketchum, $50
Registration through the College of Southern Idaho, 208-788-2033 begins August 1, 2014
Executive Chef Laurent Loubot of Michel's Christiania Restaurant and Olympic Bar will conduct a unique cooking class featuring lamb prepared in Classic French Cuisine - tastes included! SOLD OUT!

About Michel's Christiania Restaurant and Olympic Bar
Since 1994, Chef owner Michel Rudigoz has combined his love of skiing and ski race coaching with his passion for cooking into a mountain town blend of adventure and comfort cuisine.  Michel and his staff are here to greet guests, share a story or two about skiing or summer in Sun Valley, and make your dining experience unforgettable., 303 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum. Open nightly. Bar 4:45 pm.  Dinner 6:00 pm.  Reservations recommended.
CK presents Classic Cooking with Lamb
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. CK's Real Food Presents Classic Cooking with Lamb
CK'S Real Food, Hailey. Main Street and Pine. $50
Register through the College of Southern Idaho, 208-788-2033 beginning August 1, 2014
Voted the Valley's Best Chef, restaurant owner/chef, Chris Kastner, will teach contemporary classic techniques or cooking with lamb.  Tasting included, space limited. SOLD OUT!

CK's serves Northwest contemporary American cuisine using locally sourced organic products.  Vegetarian friendly.  CK's Real Food, 208-788-1223, 320 S. Main St. Hailey.  Lunch Thursday and Friday, 11 am -2:30 pm. Dinner nightly, 5 pm-10 pm.  Reservations recommended.
How American Wool got into the Olympics
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Reception with wine and cheese
5:00 p.m. presentation. 'How American Wool got into the Olympics' 
Sheepskin Coat Factory, Ketchum. Sun Valley Road. Free
Dan and Jeanne Carver, Imperial Stock Ranch
The Carvers will share the Imperial Stock Ranch story and the excitement of working with Ralph Lauren and their hopes and dreams for the future. See the new line of Imperial Yarn clothing at the store.

Special thanks to Sawtooth Winery for wine tastings at this special event.

Making American Wool Famous and Achieving Sustainability
From a 160 acre homestead claim in the 1800s to an empire of 85,000 sheep in the 1930s to the collapse of the U.S. commodity wool market in 1999 to the Olympics in 2014, Dan and Jeanne Carver of Imperial Stock Ranch in Oregon have an inspirational story to tell-a story you won't want to miss.

It is Dan's progressive ag practices in stewardship of the land and livestock and Jeanne's passion, determination and direct marketing skills that have made them both sustainable and famous today. 

For the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, USA team uniform provider, Ralph Lauren, made a commitment to create and produce all the uniforms and apparel in America.  In searching this country for an American yarn, Jeanne received 'the call' from Ralph Lauren in July 2012. 15 months later, Ralph Lauren had not only made the Opening Ceremony uniforms with Imperial Yarn, but made the Imperial Stock Ranch the face of their Made in America efforts. Today, Jeanne has a list of over 50 apparel designers looking for their wool yarns.

There are several opportunities to hear from Dan and Jeanne. You will be inspired and hopeful about the future of American wool in the U.S.A.  You'll also get to see one of the famous Opening Ceremony sweaters worn by Team USA. during the Parade of Nations in Sochi, Russia.
Basque Sheepherders-The End of an Era
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave., Ketchum
Join Kent and Cathy McAdoo as they share their first-hand experience of living for 13 months in northern Nevada with Basque herders in the early 1970s.  Through a photograph-illustrated presentation, they describe each season in sheep camp, from lambing to summer range, the fall trail, winter range on the desert, and trailing back to the lambing area in spring.  They will share colorful sheep camp stories as they celebrate life among the Basques and remind us of how this culture has left an indelible imprint on the West!
  Because of this experience, they hope to live in a sheep camp when they retire from academic life.  You'll be inspired by their story.
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