Frequently Asked Questions • The Kitchen at Middleground Farms

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We have chosen to suspend hands-on cooking classes open to the public for immediate future to do our part in reducing community spread.  We are happy to host private events, where you are able to cook with your closest family and friends.  Give us a call to discuss at 503-746-3030.  We are offering demonstration style cooking classes where you relax and watch while we teach you from the kitchen!

The Kitchen takes keeping our customers and team healthy very seriously. Here are some of the extra steps we are taking to create a safe class experience:

  • We are closely following CDC and local public health orders and guidelines.
  • We have switched to a demonstration class format and added more smaller tables to ensure ample social distancing.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning with disinfectants throughout the Kitchen, particularly high-touch surfaces.
  • Instructors and staff will wear face coverings throughout your class.

Face masks are required when you are inside The Kitchen building and not eating or drinking (but we are always eating and drinking!) For outdoor events, they are not required as we are enjoying the fresh air of the outdoors, socially distanced. We ask that you remember to socially distance when away from your table, staying 6 ft away from others outside of your group.  Our staff will always be masked.

If for any reason you’re not feeling well enough to join us on your event day, it’s not a problem. We’ve modified our cancellation policy to be more flexible and will help you reschedule or cancel.

We believe in gathering together over good food. But if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, the CDC strongly recommends—and we ask—that you stay home. Even if you’re just coughing, you might expose others with compromised immune systems who will have greater difficulty recovering. There will be other opportunities to get together—we promise. We can’t wait to have you in The Kitchen when you’re better!

At this time, we have decided to cancel our kids and teen camps for the summer out of an abundance of caution.

This was not an easy decision, but it became clear that the preventative and safety measures recommended by the CDC, as well as local public health orders, would require too many changes to our camp which has always been about a fun group cooking experience.  We will keep you posted if we feel like we can make any changes to this decision!

Although we love seeing new friends gather together at a community table and break bread – now is not the time.  When you reserve a Gazebo, Greenhouse or the Chef’s Table.  We want you to feel and more importantly BE safe.