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Modern Games are a breed of poultry that were developed following the outlaw of cock fighting in Great Britain in 1849. They were developed from the Old English breed and have a unique, upright posture that distinguishes them from other chickens. They are used mainly for exhibition purposes and make wonderful birds for both children and adults to show and raise. Out of all the breeds of poultry, many people find the Modern Game to be the most entertaining and rewarding of the lot. They have a very friendly, spunky personality that has won the hearts of many, and their long legs make them fun to watch. Modern Games were featured in the first Standard of Perfection in 1874 and have since dominated the shows, residing in the top 10 most popular exhibition breeds.
The Minorca chicken takes its name for the Island of Minorca, off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, where it once could be found in large numbers. Spanish tradition relays that the breed came to Spain from Africa, with the Moors. In fact, it was sometimes referred to as the “Moorish fowl.” Minorca chickens are the largest of the Mediterranean class. They are non-sitters, excellent layers of large white eggs, and are very hardy and rugged birds. The breed has proven excellent on all soil types and adapts readily to range or confinement. In America, the breed made a name for itself due to its great egg laying ability combined with its hardiness and proclivity to excel on range.
The Minorca chicken is just one of the many unique and beautiful birds you can see at Spokane’s premiere Petting Farm, brought to you by Mountain Valley View Farm. We have both Black and Buff varieties.
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Cooking with Karen.com is pleased to announce our Summer 2013 cooking classes. Classes are held Tuesday evenings from 5-7 pm throughout June, and cover a variety of topics from basic beginner’s techniques to preparing a seasonal grilling favorites. Class sizes are small to ensure hands-on experience and a personal touch, so sign up soon to reserve a space before the classes are all full! Groups are welcome, and in the future we will also be offering cooking classes geared specifically toward children, in which family participation will be encouraged.
Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the mother of 16 foster and adopted children of different ethnic backgrounds, and as such has a great deal of experience cooking for large groups as well as cooking a variety of international cuisines. She especially enjoys designing her own recipes and preparing creative menus with international, regional, and holiday themes. She is also the author of the popular Cookbook Delights series and has appeared multiple times on Good Morning Northwest to demonstrate her recipes. Karen’s love of cooking makes her an enthusiastic teacher, and she loves to share her knowledge and skill with others.
Cooking with Karen provides a unique, affordable opportunity to learn a new skill in a fun, relaxed environment with a knowledgeable and supportive teacher. When possible, organic ingredients from our farm are used in class recipes so that you can be assured the food is not only delicious, but healthy and good for the environment as well.
For full details of Summer classes, please click on the flyer above. Cooking classes are held in the Getaway Country Kitchen at Mountain Valley View Farm, located at:
4229 S. Chapman Rd
Greenacres, WA 99016
You can also call 509-928-1800 for more information or to reserve a spot in one of the upcoming cooking classes.
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Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.
Your Source for Northwest Farm Fresh Foods Shipped Worldwide
Main Farm Location:
4301 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016-8732
Tel: 509-928-1800 Fax: 509-922-9949
Mountain Valley View Farm Hours:
Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Closed Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Other farm hours by advance appointment only.
Please call (509) 928-1800 to schedule an appointment.
Farmer’s Parlor, Inc.
Showroom Office Location:
Farmer’s Parlor, Inc.
507 North Sullivan Road Suite LL-6
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Tel: 509-928-2042 Fax: 509-922-9949
4229 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016-8731
Tel: 509-928-2777 Fax: 509-922-9949
Directions to Mountain Valley View Farm, Inc.
From I-90 East or West
Take the Sullivan Exit (291B) – South for about 3 miles
Turn left on Saltese (east), and continue for .5 mile
Turn right on South Chapman Road (south), and proceed .9 mile
The farm will be on the left-hand side of the road – 4301 South Chapman Road