The Feast:

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A Mediterranean inspired menu is being created by Ann Evans, author of the Davis Farmer’s Cookbook, and Kathi Riley, food consultant and past chef at Zuni Cafe, San Francisco. We will begin the evening with mead cocktails at 6:00pm. Candlelight and music by the Jonny Gold Trio will set the relaxed atmosphere. A four course meal will follow and we will end the evening with the ultimate ‘after dinner mead flight’ led by legendary Darrell Corti.

Mead, a fermented blend of honey, water and often fruits, yeast, or spices, has been dated to about 7000 BCE. Ceramic shards found in Jiahu, Henan Province, China held a mead-like residue according to Dr. Patrick McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages. According to the BBC the number of meaderies in the United States has grown in the last ten years from 30-40 meaderies to over 250.

Early Bee Special:

35 dinner participants will also have the opportunity to sign up and experience a honey tasting at 5:15PM before dinner begins. The tasting will take place in the Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building. Amina Harris, Director of the Center will lead this very special program. Space is limited and free with dinner reservation. First come first serve basis. Please email Liz Luu at luu@caes.ucdavis.edu if you would like to sign up for this event.

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CELEBRATE THE HARVEST AT SÉKA HILLS

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:
530.796.2810

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Premier Mushrooms Farm Tour & Lunch

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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

Tickets $20

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Mid-Winter Beekeeper’s Feast – A Taste of Mead and Honey

 

Mid-Winter Beekeeper’s Feast

A Taste of Mead and Honey

A Green Table Event sponsored by Les Dames d’Escoffier, San Francisco
Menu Designed by Ann M. Evans
Catered by the Buckhorn Steakhouse, Winters, Calif.

Join us for this delicious dinner, wonderful live music, and excellent company to support the work of the honey and pollination center. This is our second annual feast and seats are filling up fast. Now’s the perfect time to register and start the new year with a taste of mead and honey. -Amina Harris
Director, Honey and Pollination Center
at the Robert Mondavi Institute

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Slow Food at the Hoes Down

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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Bastille Day Feast

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:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/662171Bastille Day Feast

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