Join Siskiyou Land Trust and Scott River Ranch for

The Summer Solstice Dinner 2017: The Whole Cow


Click here to buy your dinner and Sunday outings tickets!

Ranch gates open at 3:30; tours start at 4pm, dinner bell rings at 6:30pm


Outdoor dining at Scott River Ranch.

Outdoor dining at Scott River Ranch.

Join us for an evening of ranch tours, a delicious locally-sourced dinner and live music as a benefit for Siskiyou Land Trust.

We’re roasting a whole cow! Scott River Ranch is providing a dry aged, organic, grass-fed beef to be slow-roasted over an open fire by chef Carlo Lamagna of Portland’s Clyde Common.

The meal itself will revolve around the art of whole animal cookery using organic, grass-fed beef provided by Scott River Ranch. The centerpiece of the meal will be surrounded by bountiful, seasonal, dishes with ingredients provided by local farms including Homeward Bounty Farm, Windborne Farm, California Heritage Farms, and Buckskin Acres and highlighting the flavor the land has to offer.  This meal will surely satisfy both omnivores and vegetarians.

For foodies who want to see just how you fire roast a whole cow, you can spend Saturday with Chef Carlo and his team and let your inner chef out.  Witness the meal preparation unfold and jump in and lend a hand if you so desire!  Learn the process and get to hang out with Chef Carlo and the crew. Learn more here.

This is more than just a dinner: it’s a rich opportunity to get to know the land and people of Scott River Ranch and Siskiyou Land Trust. Take a ranch walk Saturday evening before dinner to learn more about the ranch. Connect deeper still with one of the Sunday outings (see below) with the ranch family and Land Trust staff and volunteers on a hike, bike ride or land management talk. You’ll also get to meet Millie Whipplesmith Plank, the 2014 Glacier National Park Artist in Residence and 2016 Lassen National Park Artist in Residence, who will be hosting a hands-on print pulling activity Saturday evening and opening her studio Sunday morning.

There will be a no-host bar with wine from Methode Sauvage and Cowhorn, a biodynamic vineyard outside of Jacksonville, Or.

Live music will be provided by Whiskey Gulch.


Summer Solstice Dinner: The Whole Cow plate of activities offerings and pricing: Click here to buy yours tickets!


• Ranch tour and dinner, with no-host bar and live music – $75

First tour at 4pm, second tour at 5:30; dinner starts at 6:30pm

Vegetarian dinner is available (please indicate your preference with ticket purchase)


Saturday’s additional activities:

Add-on activities for additional fees

Day with Chef Carlo (click the link for details) – $65

• Saturday evening, prior to dinner, Millie will be hosting a print-pulling activity

• Saturday night camping at the ranch: $10 per person

Bring your camping gear to stay overnight in a simple, walk-in campsite


Sunday outings selection:

$15 per person

all outings start at 10am and will be done by noon.

• Ranch hike: head for the hills to see more of the ranch on this easy to moderate hike. You’ll get a view of the ranch, the river and the southern end of Scott Valley. Bring your hiking shoes, sun hat and water bottle for an intimate view of pasture and uplands.

• Bike ride: We’ll take an easy 12-15 mile ride on Eastside Road where Siskiyou Land Trust holds several conservation easements. Hear about the Ranch’s role in landscape-based conservation work and how several ranches are engaging on stewardship along the Scott River.

• Land management and ethics talk: Spend time with Gareth Plank learning about the specific, holistic approach used at Scott River Ranch to manage their lands and animals with the health of all animals, people, plant and microbe communities in mind.

• Open Studio with Millie: view block prints from several of Millie’s collections (no charge)