Event - Fresh Food Picnic Sept 15

Slow Food's Fresh Food Picnic will celebrate Northern California's emerging food and farming talent and advocate for the slow values of good, clean and fair. Slow Food founder, Carlo Petrini is the featured speaker. He will be joined by two other food revolutionaries: Chez Panisse founder, Alice Waters, and national food justice leader, Nikki Henderson of The People's Grocery. Taste from new chefs, farmers, food artisans and winemakers while bands play on an outdoor stage. Tour Rancho Mark West, an historic Sonoma County farm that maintains one of the oldest standing barns in California. Bring the kids; they will have plenty to do too, including a petting zoo, a blender bike, and guided hikes along the creek or through the restored redwood forest. Namu Gaji's Dennis Lee and friends will prepare a family style seasonal picnic.

Saturday, September 15th, 11AM - 6PM
Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa

Ryan Farr, 4505 Meats
Liza Hinman, The Spinster Sisters
Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood (Chef of the Year 2012, SF Magazine)
Chris Kronner, formerly of Bar Tartine and Slow Club
Dennis Lee, Namu Gaji (Rising Star Chef 2012, SF Magazine)
Mary Kate McGoldrick, Namu GajiThomas McNaughton, Central Kitchen (Rising Star Chef 2010, SF Magazine)
Christopher Thompson, A16

Winemakers – Anthill Farms WineryBucklin Winery,  Claypool Cellars , Eric Kent Wine Cellars
     Front Porch Farm
Food Artisans – Beet Generation FarmDry Creek Olive OilFoggy River Farm
     New Family Farm, Nightingale BreadsRaymond's Bakery 
Artisan Cheesemakers – Bohemian CreameryRamini MozzarellaWeirauch Farm & Creamery

Headline Band Con Brio, plus local favorites Dry Creek Trio and Cahoots

To Start: shelling and pole bean salad with nepitella and charred tomatoes; pickled summer vegetables; pork with Gravenstein apples
To Savor: Smoked chicken with kimchee soy dipping sauce; sourdough patty melt with carmelized onions, cheddar and Swiss cheeses; wild nettle cavatelli pasta with foraged mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, fines herbes and pecorino riserva di Calabria
To Linger: Laloo's Goat's Milk Ice Cream; Straus Organic Ice Cream; Dulce de Leche brownies
To Imbibe: Famed Lagunitas Brewing Co. microbrews; a great selection of Sonoma and Napa wines

Slow Food Members:  95.00   
Non-members & guests:  125.00
Children under 12, Food Activists under 30, and Beginning Farmers:  40.00
Sponsored Table for 8 (reserved seating):  1,000.00

                              For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!

Auction and raffle proceeds to benefit: Slow Food Projects in California, LandPaths in Sonoma County, The People's Grocery in West Oakland, and Slow Food International's  A Thousand Gardens in Africa.