HOPI FARM-TO-TABLE: The Harvest
This is a carpool trip limited to 12 individuals.
Join Bertram Tsavadawa, Certified Hopi Guide and artist, for this unique six-hour agricultural and culinary experience in Hopiland.
Farm: Get down and dirty! With Bertram’s guidance, we will accompany him to his ancestral growing field, and learn about the traditional dry farming methods, soil and water management, the varieties of corn, the significance of corn, AND we will help him HARVEST his corn and melons! Since he is Corn Clan, we will be hearing from someone who has this information embedded deep into his being.
Table: After the harvest, we will gather together to join Bertram’s relatives for a traditional Hopi communal meal. This may include mutton or beef stew (vegetarian stew is available), hominy with beans, Hopi peas, grilled chilies, and the extraordinary (and gluten-free) piki bread. We will learn about the preparation, the use, and the meaning of these foods.
The planting, the farming, the harvest, the food and its sharing, all continue to keep this ancient Hopi culture, traditions and people alive. There is much we have to learn here.
Revenue generated by this trip will go to the Center’s own Garden Fund.
We will meet in front of the Hopi restaurant on Second Mesa at 7:30 AM. We will leave PROMPTLY at 8:00, so we strongly suggest staying in a local motel the night before. Here are three recommendations:
Hopi Cultural Center Motel on Second Mesa.
Discount is offered at this hotel for this trip. The regular rate for September (Sunday – Thursday) is $129.99 per night and $20 more for Friday and Saturday. They offer us a rate of $99.00 per night Sunday through Thursday, and $119.00 per night for Friday and Saturday through the month of September.
Moenkopi Legacy Inn situated at the western gateway to Hopi adjacent to the community of Tuba City.
La Posada Hotel in Winslow.
If registration is full, please register for the WaitList.