It’s harvest time…
and the Séka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room invites the public to experience the fresh flavors of the olive harvest and milling season. Beginning in mid-October, with the first milling, and continuing through November, visitors
can see the Mill in action and taste the freshest of olive oils, the prized Olio Nuovo.
Owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the Tasting Room offers an insider’s view of how the Tribe’s olives are grown, milled and finished into world-class Séka Hills extra virgin olive oils. Guided tastings of Séka Hills olive oil, wine, honey and nuts offer visitors a chance to experience the growing line of fine agricultural products from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.
Signaling the start of harvest, Olio Nuovo is bottled in limited amounts directly after milling. Its fresh, bright and bold flavor celebrates the season and is meant to be enjoyed within a few months of harvest. Most of the new harvest oils are “settled” for several weeks before bottling.
Special festivities culminate in November with the Olive Crush Festival and open house on Saturday, November 7 and the Olio Nuovo Dinner on Saturday, November 21.
Séka Hills Harvest Happenings
October 24, 1–4pm – Olive themed
painting class with artist Sheri Neilson.
Purchase tickets in advance: 530.796.2819.
October 25, 2–6pm – Capay Valley Vision
presents “Taste of Capay.” Purchase tickets
in advance: 916.475.6408.
November 7, 11am–5pm – Olive Crush
Festival: Mill Tours, Olio Nuovo, Tasting
of Séka Hills products, wine by the glass,
local vendors, live music, book signing.
November 21, 2–6pm – Olio Nuovo
Dinner: Cooking Demonstration, Special
Menu by Chef Casey Willard, Mill Tour.
Reserve and purchase tickets in advance:
download the PDF for more information
Purchase tickets HERE
Please join Slow Food Yolo for a unique experience touring the Premiere Mushrooms in Colusa. Premier Mushrooms is located Colusa California. It is one of the county’s fastest growing ag-related industries and is counted among the county’s largest private sector employers. At Premier Mushrooms the product is composted, grown, processed and distributed. The composting and pasteurization processes take place in a fully enclosed wharf area, a process which provides several benefits which can be seen in the final product. There are currently 48 growing rooms at the farm, but the estimated November 1, 2013 completion of the farms expansion will increase that number to 64 rooms.
After the tour, we will enjoy a delicious meal featuring Premiere Mushrooms prepared by our host Cynthia. This is a zero-waste event, so guests will bring your own tableware, cloth napkins and beverage of choice, we will provide wine glasses (no paper or plastics please).
Meet at 2:00 at 510 10th Street, Colusa
For more information, please click here
Join Slow Food Yolo for a cocktail hour celebrating Yolo County wines and agriculture. In the spirit of regional fare, appetizers made with endive from CA Endive Farm and chicken from ChowDown Farm will be served. Seven regional wineries will be pouring wines for your enjoyment: Route3, Carvalho Family Winery, Berryessa Gap, Taber Ranch Vineyard, Capay Valley Vineyard, Matchbook Wine Company and Turkovich Wines.
Proceeds from this event will benefit agricultural education in Yolo County. The Slow Food Yolo mission is to promote and educate the community on local food that is good, clean and fair.
Tickets are $10 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 day of the event. Ticket price is in addition to the regular admission charge to get into the Hoes Down event.
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Saturday July 12th, 2014 from 11:30am-3:00pm
We are excited about our third annual Winters Farm to School fundraiser held on Saturday, July 12th at the historic Wolfskill Ranch. All the proceeds will help boost the purchase of fresh, local produce, fruit and nuts for our school food programs. It’s a win-win for our children’s health and for local agriculture!
Would you be willing to help us spread the word by sending the following e-blast to your email membership listserv? Please feel free to use the message below:
We (name of organization), wanted to let you know about the upcoming Winters Farm to School Bastille Day Fundraiser that will be held at the historic Wolfskill Ranch on Saturday, July 12th. All the proceeds from this special day will help purchase fresh, local produce, fruits and nuts for the school food programs in Winters. It’s good for the kids and for local agriculture too!
Tickets can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets at the following link:
When was the last time you had an opportunity to sip wine, eat locally grown food prepared by hometown chefs, and socialize with friends near our beautiful waterfront for only $25? To purchase tickets, go to www.slowfoodriovista.org. For more information call (707)-374-6118.)
Farm Tour & Luncheon
10am-3pm, all food provided
Ticket Price: $32 Adults, Children under 12 free
Call to Purchase Tickets: (530) 304-4218
Please join Slow Food Yolo on a one of a kind farm tour up the beautiful Capay Valley to visit a selection of young farmers at the beginning of their farm careers. The tour will begin with all visitors meeting at the first destination: Pasture 42. Tour will then move on to Leap Frog Farm, and finish with a late lunch at Skyelark Ranch. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear flat closed toed shoes, and appropriate clothing for walking around and engaging on a farm. Bathroom facilities provided at all locations. Guests are responsible for bringing their own dishware and utensils- picnic style. Guests are also invited to bring their own wine or other drinks to enjoy during lunch if they so desire. All food will be provided on the tour.