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Audrey Gay Rodgers, the owner of Hameau Farm, and her helpers cook the wonderful, nutritious meals we eat during the Artist Retreat. Gay will take into account any dietary needs you request in her meal preparations. She prides herself in presenting beautiful meals in a beautiful setting. Her goal is to provide sustenance for all the hungry painters and make them happy!

You won't want to miss gathering for the fun and camaraderie around the Hameau Dining Table!

It is important to note that the farm work does not stop while we are there, so Gay must balance her busy days with accommodating us. In respect for her and her business, we ask that you only register for meals you know you will attend. Please only attend the meals you have registered for, and give 12 hours notice if there is a change to your schedule (you're always welcome to join us with a brown bag meal). An accurate meal count will help Gay ensure that there is enough food for everyone, and that no food is wasted.

Please respect our host and take meal registration seriously.


Beyond the time spent creating art, another highlight was the "family-style" meals being served to everyone for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is nothing better than being able to come in from a long day of painting and sit down to a hot meal freshly prepared for you. Eating as a group and chatting with all the other artists really helped develop a sense of camaraderie. The meals were affordably priced, seriously tasty, and many of the ingredients were locally sourced! One notable breakfast included bacon from a local Amish farm and savory scrambled eggs from the chickens on-site!

-Tom Rosenow, 2021


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