Field Trip: Wood-Fired Cooking on San Juan Island

Duration: 12 hoursType: In-PersonPrice: $300

This spring we’re thrilled to team up with Restaurant Homer and Saltwater Farm for a magical multi-day retreat focused on wood-fired cooking! Located on 162 acres of woodland on San Juan Island, Saltwater Farm is a sustainable venue that includes hens, rescue goats, vegetable, wine grape, and flower gardens, and an outdoor wood-fired oven in the middle of it all. In this culinary workshop you’ll spend your days learning how to prepare, maintain, and cook a wide variety of meats, vegetables, fruits, breads, and pastry in a wood-fired oven, with some free time in the afternoons to explore the island. You’ll work together to create meals that will include wood-fired pizza; roasted spatchcock chicken with wood-oven chicken stock; lamb shoulder roast with wood-fired pita; crispy smashed potatoes with caramelized labneh; wood-fired mussels in red curry with burnt coconut and lime; charred wedge salad; wood-fired rhubarb cobbler; and more!

This 4-day camp led by Neil Duncanson from the Pantry and Logan Cox from Restaurant Homer will take place May 13–16. This Field Trip is geared for adults, and we ask that all guests be at least 21 years of age.

Your registration fee for this retreat includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and all class materials. Pricing depends on which lodging option you select. Single-occupancy rooms and double-occupancy cabins are available; if you select a double occupancy room you will be sharing space with another retreat participant. If you would like to book with a friend, you’ll have the opportunity to provide their name after registration and we’ll be happy to place you together.


Cabin in the Woods (4 available)

These cabins have a king bedroom on the main level, a queen bed loft, a living room with a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. King bedroom cost: $2,000. Queen loft bed cost: $1,600. Whole cabin for two guests cost: $3,600. Please inquire if you would like to share this cabin with a third guest.


Tiny House by the Garden (2 available)

These houses have a queen bedroom on the main level, a full bed loft, a living room with a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. Queen bedroom cost: $1,900. Full loft bed cost: $1,500. Whole cabin for two guests cost: $3,400. Please inquire if you would like to share this cabin with a third guest.


Tiny House in the Woods (1 available)

This house has two lofts (one king bed, one full bed), a living room with a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. King loft bed cost: $1,700. Full loft bed cost: $1,700. Whole cabin for two guests cost: $3,400. Please inquire if you would like to share this cabin with a third guest.


Sunrise Suite (booked)

This one-bedroom suite has a king bed, a small living room with a kitchen, and views of the Olympic Mountains. It is located upstairs at the Inn, and guests are welcome to gather downstairs, where there is a spacious living room with a fireplace. Because this lodging option has one bed, it is reserved for participants booking with a friend or partner. Suite cost: $1,700 per guest, 2 guests.


Guest Room (booked)

The guest rooms are located upstairs at the Inn and have king beds and a shared bathroom. Guests are welcome to gather downstairs, where there is a full kitchen and spacious living room with a fireplace. Room cost: $1,500.

Please register by paying a $300 deposit. Once we receive your deposit, we will email you to confirm your lodging choice, number of guests, and invoice for the balance.

Upcoming Dates

Cancellation Policy

While our event purchases are nonrefundable, we are generally happy to give a credit for a future event when we can fill your spot. If you need to cancel, we will reach out to the waitlist. If we get any takers, we can then issue you a credit. The chances of finding a replacement are higher with as much advance notice as possible, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.