An urban locavore’s typical farm-to-table life generally includes a biweekly trip to the local farmer’s market, seasonal memberships to a vegetable and/or meat CSA, and periodic stops into artisan shops for local treats. It might also be peppered with regular outings to restaurants that source ingredients locally or the occasional summer visit to a local farm dinner. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually live on a farm—to immerse yourself fully in the life of a farmer from sun up to sun down?
Next Spring, farm dinner curators Plate and Pitchfork hope to offer that opportunity. Guests will spend up to a week experiencing life in the country, retiring at night to the comfort of their own sustainable tiny house cabin, located right on the agricultural land of "their" ranch, vineyard, or farm. It looks to be a true immersive agritourism experience, and all happening right in our own backyard.
The chic cabins, set to be designed and built by Portland's Quartertwenty, will be comfortable, modern, and hedonistically sustainable, complete with sleeping lofts, solar powered electrical, composting toilets, wood-burning mini-stoves, full kitchenettes, showers, and outdoor decks.
While the full farm stay experience won’t launch until spring 2015, and reservations won't be accepted until later this year, individuals looking to partner, host, advocate, or invest in this new venture can contact Plate and Pitchfork's Erika Polmar at 503-477-7565 or at email@example.com.