GOOD FOOD NEWS
Volume 6 Number 32 August 12, 2014
2 Ways to Celebrate Fall: Local Farm and Food Events
MLH is helping to sell tickets to the Farms of Amador/Amador Farmers' Market Farm Tour and Dinner which takes place on Saturday, September 6. MLH will get a small share of the proceeds from the ticket sales.
SELF-GUIDED TOUR 12-4pm
Runquist Winery, Karmère Winery, Harmony Hill Farm, South River Lavender
LOCAL, ORGANIC FARM-TO-FORK DINNER AT HELWIG WINERY 5pm
11555 Shenandoah Valley Rd. Plymouth
The theme of this year's dinner is Temporada de Abundancia, with Latin-styled food prepared by Lucy's Spice Box.
LIVE LATIN MUSIC, RAFFLE, AUCTION
Tickets $60 / $50 for Farms of Amador or MLH Members
For tickets call Alice at 245-6042.
On Saturday, September 13, Mother Lode Harvest invites our members to our Summer Open House at Humbug Creek Farm, at 17425 Hwy 26 in Glencoe. Spend a quintessential fall day picking apples and pressing them into cider with farmers Steve Wilensky and Pat Noll! This was a very popular event last year, and this year promises to be a full and lovely day:
7-9 am-- Apple picking
10 am-1 or 2 pm-- Cider pressing
2 pm-- Farm-made Chevre tasting, cider tasting, and Farm tour-- tour the garden and their orchard of over 100 varieties of heirloom and rare apples, pears, and Asian pears, and see their new industrial-size greenhouse!
3 pm-- 4-course Mediterranean-inspired meal, made with MLH produce and meat, of course, and served with local wine and Humbug cider.
The Open House is free to all MLH members. The 4-course meal is $35, including wine on the table (additional wine available for purchase). Seating for the meal is limited, so make your reservation as soon as possible!
For more information and to make reservations, please contact Michelle at 419-2503 or email@example.com.
MLH at the Fair:
Mother Lode Harvest would like to thank the people who made our local agriculture booth at the County Fair possible and a success. First, many thanks to Fair CEO Troy Bowers for inviting us to be at the fair; also, to the fair office staff, particularly Sherri, for their helpfulness. Special thanks go to Wade Kriletich of Paloma Pollinators for bringing an observation bee hive for all to enjoy. And last but not least, thank you to all the volunteers who took the time out of their busy weekend to spread the word about Mother Lode Harvest and the benefits of local agriculture: Daniel D'Agostini of Abbondanza, Mara Feeney of DAMAS, Kurt and Birgit Huffman, Alice Kaiser of Casa de la Pradera, Jo Ann and Dave Daugherty, and Stephanie and Mara LaPilusa. We appreciate your commitment to and support of local agriculture and MLH!