• Slow Food Yolo

    We preserve and share local foods and food cultures. We defend and advocate policies that promote holistic alternatives to the industrial system. Through tastings, workshops and social opportunities, we explore and celebrate the Slow life.


Young Farmers, Young Chefs Slow Food Yolo Farm Tour

Farm Tour & Luncheon

Sunday,May 18th
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.

Tickets: (530) 304-4218

Chef Justin Severson will be catering the luncheon with ingredients drawn from each farm. Justin is currently the executive chef at Road Trip Bar & Grill in Capay. He is the 5 time winner of the “Top Tomato Chef Competition” at the Woodland Tomato Festival and went on to represent Yolo County at the Sacramento Farm to Fork Festival in 2013. Chef Justin has long been committed to sourcing beautiful ingredients from local farms. Lunch promises to be delightful and delicious!


Slow Wine Tasting at Hoes Down

Join Slow Food Yolo for a Slow Wine Tasting at Hoes Down next weekend. Drink Yolo Wines and Support Yolo County Agriculture!

Saturday, October 5
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
at Full Belly Farm in Guinda (45 minutes NW of Davis)








Join Slow Food Yolo for a cocktail hour celebrating Yolo County wines and agriculture. Appetizers made with Capay Valley produce will be prepared by Davis Joint Unified School District Student Nutrition Services staff. Many local wineries will be pouring their wines, and YoloArts will be painting and displaying art.

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 Joyce Hardi, Slow Food Yolo co-chair (joyhardi@pacbell.net or 530-304-4218) or $15 at the door. Ticket price is in addition to the regular admission charge to get into the Hoes Down event. For more information on Hoes Down visit www.hoesdown.org

Appetizer Menu:

Roasted Butternut Squash and Prosciutto on Crostini

Local Yolo County Capay Farms Butternut Squash roasted and pureed garnished with imported Italian Prosciutto, and served on a toasted Local Napa Valley Sciambra Passini French Bakery baguette.


Local Gillham Farm Fresh Eggs with Organic Capay Farms Spinach and Gypsy Peppers, Full Belly Farms Yellow Onions, Pecorino Romano, and Parmesan Cheese.


Harvesting Produce at Park Winters

Slow Food Yolo’s new co-leaders Joyce Hardi and Dorothy Peterson recently spent some time harvesting produce at Park Winters. Here are a few pictures of the picking!

Dorothy and Joyce

Dorothy harvesting a cucumber.

Joyce harvesting tomatoes.


Village Feast Coming Soon!

Tickets are available now for the Ninth Annual Village Feast, Saturday, August 24th at 12 p.m. in Central Park, Davis. Tickets, $75 per person and $85 the day of, are available at the Davis Food Co-op (620 G Street, 530-758-2657), www.brownpaperticket.org and at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Help us bring Yolo County farmers to the table.

Come wine and dine under the Sycamore trees, and contribute to a great cause. The afternoon kicks off with an Aperitif hour featuring wine from Davis-based Senders Wines. Guests will enjoy lunch at linen-draped tables and will be served a family-style meal featuring produce from local farmers prepared by Buckhorn Catering. The Provencal-inspired menu will include savory grilled lamb with fresh herbs, heirloom tomato salad and roasted vegetables with garlicky aioli.

There will be music and a silent auction featuring unique items and priceless regional experiences. All proceeds from the event will benefit Yolo Farm to Fork and Davis Farm to School programs which support maintaining school gardens, recycling programs, and local food in school cafeterias.

The Village Feast is modeled after “Le Grand Aioli,” the food lovefest that is a summer tradition of Provence, France. This now traditional event brings the community together around a local farm-fresh meal during August. In keeping with the “Le Grand Aioli” tradition, participants will bring their own dinnerware, flatware and cloth napkins. Many bring their best china, silver and linen napkins. It adds to the specialness and enjoyment of a long leisurely meal. Tickets have been known to sell out, so make sure to get yours soon.

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