New Menu at Painters Hall!

Apple & Cranberry Salad
A bed of spring greens straight from our greenhouse topped with apple chunks, dried cranberries, chevre, Pringle Creek Carrots, and Toasted Hazelnuts. $5 Small or $7 Large

Warm Spinach Salad
Sauteed leeks and mushrooms on a bed of fresh picked spinach finished with hazelnuts, crumbled bacon and hard boiled egg. $5 Small or $7 Large

Cuban Panini
Thinly sliced ham, marinated pork loin, swiss and a pickle piled on a ciabatta roll spread with mustard a grilled. $6 Half or $8 Whole

Roasted Turkey Panini
Oven roasted turkey on a ciabatta roll spread with a sundried tomato aioli with havarti, caramelized onions and Pringle Creek spinach. $6 Half or $8 Whole

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
A trio of havarti, swiss and Tillamook cheddar pressed together on whole wheat bread spread with garlic butter. $5 Half or $7 Whole

Harvest Stand Panini
Pringle Creek roasted vegetables, caramelized onions, and mushrooms melted together with havarti on ciabatta roll spread with sundried tomato pesto. $5 Half or $7 Whole

Small Plates
Nut Butter & Jelly $4.00       Apple & Nut Butter $3.00      Fresh Baked Cookies $1.00


March Cafe Closures

Painters Hall Cafe will be Closed:
March 11th- March 15th
Sorry for any inconvenience and we will see you on the 18th with a new menu!


Spring Has Sprung

The groundhog had it right, spring has arrived early to the Pringle Creek Community garden, orchard and natural spaces. Everywhere you walk you can see signs of life budding and even blooming.

The wisteria growing on the patio at Painters Hall is waking, dandelions are adding spots of color, the early producing blueberries have open buds and the perennials in the garden are preparing for bloom.

The greenhouse is about a month ahead, with blossoms on the citrus trees and ripening Meyer Lemons ready for use in the Painters Hall Cafe menu.

Many of the overwintering shrubs, grape vines, berry canes, and fruit trees are showing signs of growth and life after spending the winter inside the greenhouses, safe from frost and freezing rain. This winter was lighter then last year with little snow and heavy rain. Here's hoping that spring is just as favorable.

A surprise over the past month has been watching the potted rosemary plants in the greenhouse bloom. Three different varieties have flowered with lovely white and lavender petals. The edible flowers range from light to mild rosemary flavor and will appear in salads at Painters Hall Cafe.

Life returns in stages: fall planted bulbs begin to appear, winter vegetables begin to grow a little faster and even bolt as sunny afternoons become less rare. Newly planted seeds germinate and make you even more excited for the changing of the seasons.

The official first day of spring is still two weeks away and the birds, bumble bees, and flora are ready!


Salsa Night at Pringle Creek

A couple of weeks ago we had our first Salsa Night at Pringle Creek Community. After clearing out the center section of Painters Hall our wonderful grounds keeper/professional dancer/DJ/all around renaissance man, Paco, taught the group of 15 or so neighbors and friends of Pringle Creek some basic Salsa steps. Starting with the basic front-to-back and side-to-side steps we gradually got into to the rhythm of the dance and we began to move around the floor looking like we had a pretty decent idea of what Salsa dancing is.

The wonderful thing about the events that we have held at Pringle Creek is that even though we generally have a group of people who start of the evening not knowing one another, the group dynamic has always been overwhelmingly supportive and engaged, an excellent space to step (or, perhaps, Salsa?) out of your comfort zone and try something a little different. While we may not be ready to go on tour just yet, the evening was full of fun, laughter, and I would say some pretty decent entertainment for our one or two spectators.