Upcoming Fall Events at 1818 Farms

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It is pumpkin time! 1818 Farms will be open Thursday, October 3rd from 2:00pm-5:00pm, Friday, October 4th from 2:00pm-5:00pm and Saturday, October 5th from 9:30am-1:00pm. Come see us and pick out your pumpkins for this fall. We have standard, Cinderella, fairytale, gourds, mini, pie and more.


Make plans to mix and mingle with artists who like to paint “en plein air” as artist Leslie Lockhart visits 1818 Farms on October 4th for a day of painting, food, and fun.

Leslie will start the day with a live demonstration in the beautiful 1818 Farms’ Gardens. Participants will then get to tour the entire Farm and choose the perfect setting or subject to paint.

Never painted before? Not to worry! Leslie demonstrates every step in the process of painting and will go around and give individual instruction to each person attending.

A lovely lunch on the Farm will be provided by Pride Sherrill and MaryBeth Pendley, followed by an “art show” highlighting the day’s work.

Date: Friday, October 4th from 9am- 1pm

WHAT IS PLEIN AIR PAINTING? Plein Air is a French phrase that means “in the open air”. The term describes a style of painting made directly from nature in order to capture the fleeting effects of light. The painter’s challenge is to create an impression of the scene in the immediacy of the moment.


Two of Alabama’s best-known cooks will be at 1818 Farms for a luncheon and cooking demonstration on October 16 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Sister Schubert introduced us to her melt-in-your-mouth rolls in 1989, and Betty Sims operates the Scrumptious Culinary School in Decatur, AL.

After a lunch prepared by Decatur’s Chef Jakob Reed of Albany Bistro, Betty and Sister will show us how to make a delicious and beautiful Lemon Trifle. Both Sister and Betty will have some of their popular cookbooks to sign.

Sister will have her latest book, Cast Your Bread Upon the Waters available to sign.

Betty will have her Southern Scrumptious cookbooks to sign as well.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the following charities:

Sister Schubert – Barnes Family Foundation
Betty Sims – Sims Family ALS Research Fund through the Community Foundation Fund of Nashville



Chef Jake Reed of Albany Bistro and Natasha McCrary of 1818 Farms present “Dinner on the Farm,” our inaugural farm to table dinner, on October 18, 2013.

This dinner will benefit the Committee on Church Cooperation, downtown Decatur’s soup kitchen and pantry, in honor of their 40th Anniversary.

Many local farmers will be participating to highlight our common goal of sustainable food production, education and the fight against hunger.

In addition to a 5 course, locally grown meal, prepared by Chef Jake Reed, attendees will be treated to a tour of 1818 Farms.

We hope to see you there!

All proceeds will benefit Committee on Church Cooperation, Decatur, Alabama.

Farm to Table Dates
October 18, Tour Starts at 5pm; Dinner at 6:30pm


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