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Great for holiday parties, birthday celebrations, wedding parties, team building, and more!

Holiday Mixology 101:
Cocktails with a Local Flair

Join Jackie Montpetit from 45th Parallel Distillery for a great class to get you ready for hosting your own holiday parties…or consider this your holiday party! Cheers!

Herbal Handmade Gifts
for the Holidays

Join herbalist Carolyn Smith  to make herbal and health-supporting treasures for your favorites this holiday—you’ll also learn the valuable properties of the herbs used in class.

Homemade Holiday Gifts: Goat Soap Making

Soap making basics, using goat’s milk, with Erin Link from EB Ranch. Get a step-by-step demonstration, recipes, along with resources to give you the confidence to make your own!

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Patricia Duncan is a local treasure; her work has gained recognition across the country in juried shows, exhibits, and plein air events. Most recently, Patricia has been painting en plein air on many of the farms from which Farm Table purchases produce and proteins! So, we are very excited to unveil her new paintings of area farms and landscapes, along with other scenes she has painted over the years.
Area farms she has, or will soon be, painted include:

  • Turnip Rock Farm and Cosmic Wheel Creamery, Clear Lake
  • Blackbrook Farm, Amery
  • Living the Dream Farm, Clayton
  • Red Clover Herbal Apothecary Farm, Amery
  • White Pine Berry Farm, River Falls
  • Cylon Rolling Acres, Deer Park
  • Winnowburrow Farm and Florals, Colfax
  • Whetstone Farm, Amery
  • Hungry Turtle Farm, Amery
  • Magic Oaks Ranch, Amery
  • EB Ranch, Ridgeland
  • Piney Hill, Glenwood City
  • Bull Brook Keep, Clear Lake

*This event is free. There will be local snacks and wine. RSVPs are appreciated to help us plan for food and drink. Thank you!


Patricia Duncan is a representational pastel and oil artist. She found that growing up on the beautiful prairies of South Dakota sparked her passion and ignited her interest in drawing and painting at an early age. Patricia’s extensive travel and an opportunity to live abroad in England gave her an appreciation of cultural diversity and a vast array of subjects and subject matter to fuel her work. Currently living part of her time in the beautiful St. Croix Valley of Northwest Wisconsin, surrounded by lakes and farmland, she continues to nurture her love for the outdoors and finds a continual source of inspiration for her art.

In addition to her early interest in painting, Patricia’s soul as an artist is evidenced by her choice of education in the arts. She pursued a fine arts degree at the University of Utah in the performing arts ballet division giving her opportunities to audition and perform with Ballet West.

Through these experiences, her passion and desire to continue to develop her artistic endeavors grew stronger. After raising five children she is realizing her lifelong dream to pursue painting. This pursuit includes a solid educational foundation, extensive painting around the world, participation in juried shows, and teaching at workshops and art retreats.

Patricia’s art training background started with a solid drawing foundation in charcoal and pastel with instructors at the Edina Art Center in Minnesota. To further her art education, she studied under Joseph Paquet (Plein Air Painters of America) in St. Paul for 12 years and with Jeff Hurinenko for 7 years learning the Old Master’s Danish/Flemish method of oil painting through still life and portrait work. All of these classes involved the experience of “working from life” and plein air (French term for painting outside on location).

She still works mostly from life and enjoys its many challenges, preferring painting plein air landscapes, figures, architecture, and still life. One must work quickly outside as the light changes very rapidly, so the approach of working to “freeze the light effect” and then mass in the bigger shapes allows for finishing a painting in a window of time of two to three hours.

Over the years, Patricia has had many opportunities to be juried into shows, exhibits and plein air events.

Patricia’s desire to share what she has learned and experienced with others found expression, as she teaches oil and pastel painting classes at the family cabin in Northwest Wisconsin on Bone Lake. She also offers workshops and artist retreats at her working studio at the lake.

In addition to her art training, she has broadened her experiences to include very extensive training in Adlerian psychology. With the closely linked psychology and art, she has found a place in her teaching to incorporate these beautiful and unique qualities

Classes, Events & Exhibits

Farm Table Foundation seeks to engage our community in a wide-ranging discussion about how best to prepare and utilize locally produced foods. To that end we have a suite of cooking and preserving classes that focus on traditional approaches to getting the most out of food. These classes, workshops and events allow community members and visitors alike to expand their understanding of seasonality, farming issues and preservation techniques — everything from pickling, to proper seed care, to wild herb identification, to seasonal food pairings. Farming and food preparation/preservation are at the very core of what makes human cultures unique. Farm Table Foundation is thrilled to be part of this ancient adventure that frequently takes on new dimensions as it comes in contact with alert and creative participants. We hope to see you soon in Amery so you can be a part of making local food both timeless and contemporary.

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