Five Marys RETREATS!

Spend a weekend on the ranch learning about life on a farm, butchery & basic cuts lessons, cooking inspiration and recipe ideas, craft cocktailing (making and enjoying!), grilling over open fire and secrets of cast iron cooking and family meal planning - hosted by Mary Heffernan at Five Marys Farms.

Stay in “glamping style” accommodations on the ranch at our new campsite under the oak trees with all amenities provided. Enjoy family style meals with an awesome and inspiring group of women, stir up some craft cocktails together while we cook and savor the fruits of our labor and learning. Get inspired with new, easy-to-make lunch and dinner ideas you can take home to your family, then visit the official Five Marys Farm Store in downtown Fort Jones to hand pack a box of Five Marys meals to be delivered to your doorstep.  Sure to be a memorable weekend full of learning and ranch life lessons!


DATES & INFO:


2017 SESSIONS

  • Session I: June 21-23  (Wednesday-Friday)

  • Session II : July 12-14  (Wednesday-Friday)

  • Session III : August 18-20 (Friday-Sunday)


TIME

  • Arrival between 1-2pm day one through departure 1-2pm day three

 

INVESTMENT

  • $1395 per person, all inclusive (limited number of spaces each session) / $400 deposit to reserve a space, balance will be charged 2 weeks before arrival

 

INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at camp, all meals and snacks, beverages and cocktails/wine/champagne

  • Classes and materials and recipe inspiration

  • Take home notebooks with cooking notes

  • A dozen freshly collected eggs (by you!)

  • Your homemade Strawberry Jam and any other leftovers you’d like to take home

  • a $50 credit and free shipping at the Five Marys Farm Store to shop for goodies and/or a hand picked assortment of meats to be sent home to your doorstep after camp!


RETREAT 3-DAY SCHEDULE


RETREAT SCHEDULE

DAY ONE
Arrival and welcome between 1-2pm
* Ranch Tour and Exploration
Down time to settle into tents
* Workshop: Grilling Methods & Essentials Pantry Shopping List:
- Open fire, gas grill and cast iron - what you can do at home with what you have PLUS how to stock your pantry with the essentials to last all week/season.
* Workshop: Craft Cocktail Creations
- Learn to make the famous M5 Ranch Sidecar and some fun cocktail inspirations to throw together with fresh, healthy ingredients
* Sunset Camp Dinner & Live Music under the stars if we can swing it!
* Fireside Round Table
- Mary shares some thoughts on her book “They Can Do It. What I Learned About Raising Kids by Moving To The Country” on parenting capable, independent, strong children in any environment.

DAY TWO
Optional Morning Mountain Run up the trails on the ranch with local friend and runner Joy to lead the pack or hike/walk/yoga on the hillside
* Campfire Breakfast and Coffee/tea around the campfire
* Workshop: Canning with Jenny of “The Domestic Wildflower”
-pick our own crop of fresh strawberries at the Berry Patch and turn them into a delicious and easy jam while you learn the basics of canning, safety, acidity, equipment and making shrubs (homemade cocktail and mocktail mixers) to enjoy at lunch!
* Workshop: Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Cooking
- Cooking easy meals in the slow cooker with ingredients to always have on hand, as well as an introduction to the hottest new kitchen appliance - the Instant Pot!
Hike and/or “Chore” Challenge (losing team does the dinner dishes!)
* Ranch Style Picnic Lunch
* Workshop: Pork Lessons

- butchery cuts & cooking and inspiration recipes learn the cuts of each animal and where they come from, what to ask for when buying meats, how to prepare, tricks of the trade and some recipe inspiration to take home
* Workshop: Beef Lessons
- butchery cuts & cooking and inspiration recipes learn the cuts of each animal and where they come from, what to ask for when buying meats, how to prepare, tricks of the trade and some recipe inspiration to take home
Free Time, hammocks and hanging out
Ranch chores (optional)
* Dinner Prep and Vegetable Butchery (optional)
* Workshop: Lamb Lessons

- butchery cuts & cooking and inspiration recipes learn the cuts of each animal and where they come from, what to ask for when buying meats, how to prepare, tricks of the trade and some recipe inspiration to take home
* Workshop: Cooking Over Open Fire & Craft Cocktails
- refine your craft cocktail skills and temperatures, social grilling is fun and not just for guys :)
* Ranch Dinner Family Style with all the deliciousness we cooked all day, we’ll have earned it!
S’mores and storytelling around the campfire under the stars

DAY THREE
Early morning walk, hike, yoga, sleep in :) 
Campfire Breakfast and coffee/tea
Ranch chores round up and egg collecting (take home your own hand picked dozen)
* Field Trip and Workshop at Five Marys Farm Store in town (5 miles away)
- How to Implement Your Retreat Cooking Inspiration at home.
- Choose your own cuts of Five Marys meats from our Farm Store for your family and hand pack a box yourself to be shipped to your doorstep on Monday!
- Shopping for Five Marys goodies, spice rubs, sea salt, honeys, tshirts, trucker hats, coffee mugs and hoodies at discounted prices for attendees. $50 store credit for every attendee

* Goodbye lunch and departure - until next time!


Add-Ons:

  • Your own tent (no roommate): add $350

  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop Off to Medford, OR - inquire with flight times/details

Details:

  • Five Marys Farms is located in Fort Jones, CA about 5.5 hours north of San Francisco, CA and 5.5 hours south of Portland Oregon

  • Closest Airport is: Medford, Oregon International Airport (60 miles north) or Sacramento Airport (180 miles south) We recommend renting a car to see the local sights while you are here (Mount Shasta, Ashland, Kangaroo Lake, The Pacific Crest Trail, Stewart Springs Mineral Resort) but airport pick ups can be arranged.

Lodging:

  • Stay in our 16x20 foot bunkhouse style wall tents with twin bed for 6-8 guests per cabin tent OR 16 foot round Shelter Co Meriwether tents with 2 twin beds for 2 guests in each tent. Your own tent can be available for an additional $350 per person.  We provide tents/tent cabins and beds (real mattresses!) with cozy linens and fresh towels.

  • Our new campsite has fully functional bathrooms with flush toilets and a super cool private outdoor shower with hot water and power. We provide towels and washcloths, soap, shampoo, etc. 

What to bring:

  • Boots / closed toed shoes for around the fire at camp

  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes for walking trails

  • Warm layers for evenings in the tents

  • Sunglasses and a hat (M5 hats available for purchase at camp too)

  • An easy toiletries bag to carry your toothbrush, shower supplies, etc back and forth from tents to bathroom facilities (and maybe flip flops - it’s a short walk)

  • Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!

What not to bring:

  • Your hairdryer or straight iron! You won’t need it and camp power can’t handle it.

  • Any other camping supplies - we will provide flash lights, lanterns, pocket knives and everything you need to be comfortable during your stay!

Other Notes:


The ranch has cell service in most areas for Verizon, but Tmobile and AT&T can spotty on the hill. We have great wi-fi at the house and a computer you can use if necessary, don’t worry about bringing one.  The tents do not have power in them but outlets are available in the communal kitchen area for charging phones etc. We will provide lanterns for walking to and from the tents at night and for use inside the tents.

Ranch tours and a few chores will be a part of the weekend too!

**Deposit of $400 due to reserve a space. Balance due 2 weeks before retreat arrival. Deposit is non-refundable, but can be used towards a credit for Five Marys meats if cancelled at least 2 weeks prior to the retreat. Cancellations or transfers are accepted up to two weeks prior, after that date deposit becomes non-refundable but $200 of the balance can be used at for meats/shop credit - the other $200 is non-refundable. 

TO RESERVE A SPOT: buy your ticket online atwww.shopfivemarys.com

 

SIGN UP HERE!
 

**Deposit of $400 due to reserve a space. Balance due 2 weeks before retreat arrival. Deposit is non-refundable but can be used towards a credit for Five Marys meats if cancelled at least 2 weeks prior to the retreat. Cancellations accepted up to two weeks prior but after that date, deposit becomes non-refundable and balance can be used at 50% of value for meats/shop credit.



Let me know if you have any other questions - and reserve your spot online at www.shopfivemarys.com or email memary@fivemary.com with any questions.


We would love to have you join us!  

It’s going to be a really fun weekend jam packed with lots of learning, laughing, working, cooking and FUN!

Mary HeffComment