National Heirloom Exhibition in Santa Rosa Sept. 13-15
It's all about food from seed to farm/garden to table.
At the Sonoma County fairgrounds
I went and hope you will too. Those who've attended the Sonoma County Fair will be pleasantly amazed by the transformation of the fairgrounds.
The main hall is filled with products & non-profits boosting everything from books to fermented foods, from gardening seeds & supplies to helpful advice. Behind the hall is a mini farmers market with booths from many local and not-so-local organic farms. Della Fattoria Bakery had nearly sold out by 3 PM.
The Hall of Flowers was transformed into a produce display of epic proportions - huge pumpkins, a tower of gourds & squash, offerings by school children and table after table of heirloom crops.
Bring your camera and take notes. Bring a bag and buy seed, produce and prepared food. Bring children, elders and anyone interested in food, gardens, farms, the future, culture and people watching.
Bring an appetite to the food booths–
Lydia's Lovin' Food
Michoacana ice cream from Napa
Elite Catering - potato pancakes, cucumber salad, smoked salmon
Brittany crepes & Galettes
Al Fresco Kitchen sandwiches
Juciness.org, organic juices
Laloo's goat milk ice cream
Pizza Politana wood fired pizza
The Farmer's Wife grilled cheese sandwiches
Gourmet corn - organic non-gmo popcorn
Clover Dairy's free chocolate milk
Malaysia Mei bahn mi
Pig in a Pickle
Revive Cafe raw, organic food
You'll find tastings, speakers, demos, films, displays, live music (a yodeler today!), even Chef Ray L Duey (chefgarnish.com) working his magic on heirloom melons and squash.
And don't miss the bees, sheep, poultry and livestock out back in the barns!
11 AM to 9 PM Tuesday, September 13 to Thursday, September 15.
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