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Frequently Asked Questions

Need to know a bit more?  Want to be the most prepared you can be for your visit to the farm?  Hopefully we’ve covered it here.  But no question is a dumb one… reach out if you don’t feel like the answer is here.

We want YOU to have the best possible experience at Middleground Farms! We are glad you are here.

If you don’t find the answer to your question below, please send us a message or call us at 503-746-3030.

The Kitchen

Our exact amount differs monthly depending on private events and the season, but you can expect 8-12. We do our best to offer a wide selection of classes each month so keep your eyes peeled!

We recommend our classes for adults and older teens. However, we also provide specialized classes and camps exclusively designed for teens or kids. We aim to create inclusive culinary experiences for every age group.

If there is a particular class you and your teen(s) are interested in, please contact us and we can ask the chefs if the minimum age can be dropped.

Yes, indeed! Our incredible farm team is dedicated to ensuring that our garden yields a bounty of seasonal ingredients exclusively for your use in our classes.

We value your input! If you have specific classes in mind or suggestions you’d like to share, feel free to reach out to us. We’re open to turning your class dreams into reality and will explore the possibilities of making it happen.

Absolutely no need to come in as a chef! We meet you where you are.

Our trained chefs find joy in helping you gain greater confidence and knowledge in cooking no matter your culinary abilities and background.

All you need to bring is yourself, we’ve got the rest covered!  But you are free to bring it if you’d like.

The Kitchen was born from a dream to bring people closer to the source of their food. Our mission is twofold: to encourage seasonal and local eating and to empower individuals with the knowledge and confidence to expertly prepare and cook the food they consume.

Our team is here to assist you in acquiring the finest tools and ingredients. Many of our favorite tools are available next door in The Wine Barn to purchase when you attend a class.

Feel free to ask any of our team members about food sourcing or recommended tools during class. You can also shoot us an email, and we’ll do our utmost to provide the guidance you need!

Our chefs all come from different culinary backgrounds; they are all trained and ready to educate you on everything from foraging and harvesting to knife skills and baking.

For detailed information about our classes, go to the to the ‘Learn’ tab. Registering for our weekly email is highly recommended to be “in the know” about classes as they are launched.

If you forgot to pick up a recipe packet on your way out, no need to worry! Simply reach out to us with the name of the recipe you’re interested in, and we’ll email you a PDF copy. Happy cooking!

Yes, you can obtain a certificate either online or during your visit.

To request one online, navigate to the ‘Contact Us’ tab on our website, where you’ll find options to receive a certificate via email or mail.

If you prefer an in-person experience, just approach any member of our team during your visit, and we’ll happily provide you with a physical copy on the spot.

The Wine Barn

Currently, we don’t have an online shop for our wine barn and retail space. However, if there are specific items you’d like us to set aside for you, we’re more than happy to make arrangements for a convenient pickup. Just let us know what you need, and we’ll ensure everything is ready for you!

Absolutely! Our sommelier, Jean, would be delighted to guide you and your friends on a captivating wine journey through our diverse selections.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to arrange this memorable experience.

The evolution of our Wine Barn is quite a story. Originally an AirBNB, it underwent changes due to property development and dwelling codes. Before the remodel, it primarily served as storage and a backroom for staff.

Now, we’re excited to creatively repurpose the space to enhance your visit to our property. It’s a transformation we’re thrilled to share with you!

Every wine in our selection is carefully curated by our exceptional sommelier, Jean. Her passion and expertise in the craft ensure that each wine is meticulously chosen, promising an outstanding experience!

Indeed! Our Wine Barn is an ideal venue for hosting smaller, intimate dinner & wine parties, or a comprehensive tasting.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to book your unique experience with us.

Yes, we’re delighted to accommodate your preferred event time. Feel free to let us know your desired schedule, and we’ll work to make it happen for you.

At present, we only offer in store purchase or pickup services. We’d be delighted to prepare a curated case for you, ensuring a stress-free pickup experience. Just let us know your preferences, and we’ll have it ready for you!

Our wine barn can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. If your party exceeds this capacity, please reach out to us, and we’ll guide you toward suitable alternatives that will work for your larger group.

Our team would be happy to curate a beautiful gift basket for you, or for each of your guests at The Kitchen. We can accommodate any budget and our told that it is a great way to commemorate an evening at The Kitchen.

Yes! Our gift certificates are versatile and can be applied towards classes, events, as well as any retail or wine items. They offer a perfect way to share the experience with someone special.

While our wine barn doesn’t follow typical business hours, it remains open whenever our team members are on-site.

If you plan to drop by for wine or retail items, feel free to give us a call at 503.746.1840 beforehand to ensure that someone is available to assist you. Your convenience is our priority!

The Farm

Private Events

Events canceled with a minimum of 30 days notice may transfer the deposit to a new stated date.

In the event that roads are impassable, and The Kitchen is closed for inclement weather, we will happily transfer your deposit to a future date.

No need to worry! Our space comes fully equipped with adjustable seating, flatware, glassware, linens, all provided at no additional charge.

We aim to make your experience seamless and enjoyable without any extra fees for the necessities.

As your event approaches, we’ll connect with you via email or phone to collaboratively create a customized seasonal menu tailored to your unique vision.

While we’ll offer suggestions and options, the floor is open for your specific requests and desires. Your dream menu is our priority, and we’ll work together to make it a reality.

The Kitchen space is perfect for hands-on cooking and large parties, while our intimate Wine Barn is ideal for smaller intimate groups.

In warmer months, guests can enjoy the garden seating and greenhouses for a unique farm-to-table experience.

Our main kitchen space can comfortably accommodate groups up to 30 for a seated meal. The Wine Barn can accommodate up to 12. However, when weather permits, our garden space allows us to cater to much larger groups up to 100.

Please feel free to inquire about specific arrangements based on your event size and preferences.

To ensure the best staffing and service during your visit, a 20% service charge is included in all event quotes.

This allows us to enhance your overall experience and provide exceptional service throughout your event.

As our calendar tends to fill up quickly, we recommend reaching out at least 1-2 months prior to your desired event date to secure availability. However, we are flexible and will do our best to accommodate your schedule if the date is still available.

Feel free to get in touch, and we’ll work together to make your event a reality.

Yes, we do require a non-refundable deposit of $500 upon reservation.

Following your event, we’ll send you an invoice for the remaining balance. This ensures a smooth and convenient payment process for your reservation

To help us bring your dream event to life, please have the following ready before reaching out to us:

  • your estimated group size
  • preferred time of day
  • type of occasion

With this information, we can work together to finalize the remaining details and ensure your event is nothing short of perfect.

We’re incredibly flexible and well-equipped to host a variety of events, including:

  • Corporate Events
  • All Day Business Meetings
  • Intimate Dinner Parties
  • Private Cooking Classes
  • In-Home Catering
  • …and more!

For any specific questions related to your event desires, feel free to reach out to us. We’re dedicated to doing our best to bring your event vision to life.