Farm Trails Blog

Part 3: Holidays On the Farm Trails (Dec. 4-10)

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Hearts are aglow here in Sonoma County. During this special time, local farmers & producers are offering unique holiday invitations to you and yours. Spend an afternoon with them learning a new craft, taste their bounty, or shop for holidays gifts among their handmade products including olive oil, jams, soaps, wreaths, and so much more.

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Ways To Give Back this Holiday Season

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After the wildfires in October 2017, many are looking for ways to help support the recovery in Sonoma County. Here are 10 ways you can directly help those affected.

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Part 1: Holidays On the Farm Trails (Nov. 18-Nov. 26)

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Each week during Holidays Along the Farm Trails we will publish recommendations for upcoming activities on this blog. Use these posts to help plan outings to stock up on holiday goodies like fresh honey, olive oil, cheese, produce, flowers, floral wreaths, and more. Take your kids with you and spend an afternoon on a farm meeting the animals and learning about where our food comes from. Load up your friends and go cider tasting and then holiday shopping at several boutiques selling handmade and farm fresh gifts.

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Our History of Cider

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The Gravenstein Apple Fair has long welcomed cider, and in recent years created a dedicated Craft Cider Tent, sponsored this year by local cider-supporter Oliver's Market, where fair-goers can discover the incredible range of possibilities made from apples and yeast.

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New 2017/2018 Map & Guide Now Available!

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Our annual Map & Guide, now available in both print and digital form, is an introduction to our vibrant agricultural community and the extraordinary land that sustains us all. We invite you to use this as your directory to local farms, restaurants & ag supporters.

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A Hitchcock Inspired Evening

Guests enjoyed a thrilling evening in Bodega at the Potter Schoolhouse, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film, The Birds. Chef Michele Anna Jordan  prepared a ravishing dinner for eight, paired with fabulous Sonoma County libations, while the Master of Suspense entertained.

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Are You a Producer Considering Agritourism?

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Many producers may find that a major impediment for agritourism is finding the right Insurance coverage. Dr. Bill MacElory, of Monte-Bellaria di California, shares with us his journey in hopes that it will help his fellow Farm Trails' members.

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Why Join a CSA this Spring?

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The benefits of being a CSA member include receiving uber-local seasonal food regularly, accessing unique on-farm events and experiences (including U-pick opportunities), participating in community cultivation, and enjoying the peace of mind that flows from supporting local farmers and helping to preserve farm land.

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