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Slow Food's Fresh Food Picnic
Rancho Mark West
Santa Rosa, CA
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Slow Food's Fresh Food Picnic

Slow Food founder, Carlo Petrini, will headline the Slow Food's Fresh Food Picnic as the featured speaker.  Two other food revolutionaries - Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters and food justice leader Nikki Henderson of People's Grocery will join him.

Namu Gaji's Dennis Lee will lead a team of young, emerging chefs who will prepare a family style seasonal picnic.  

Chefs include:
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 Bar Tartine and Slow Club
Marykate McGoldrick, Namu Gaji
Thomas McNaughton, Central Kitchen, Rising Star Chef, 2010, SF Magazine
Christopher Thompson, A16

Taste food from new chefs, farmers, food artisans and winemakers while local bands play on an outdoor stage, including local favorites Dry Creek Trio and Cahoots with their Sonoma County sound. Headline band is Con Rio
All day music includes  Dry Creek Trio (11:45 am ) and Cahoots (1:00 pm) and Headline band, Con Brio (4:15 pm).

Tour Rancho Mark West, a historic Sonoma County farm that maintains one of the oldest standing barns in California.

Proceeds from this event, including a silent auction and raffle , will benefit the world as the event's net proceeds generated from ticket sales will be four worthy non-profit projects:
Slow Food's 1000 Gardens in Africa,The People's Grocery -Oakland nonprofit, LandPaths - fosters a love of the land in Sonoma County, and Slow Food California - statewide work by California's chapters.

Sponsored tables of 8 for $1000.00 will be given reserved seating with excellent view of the stage.

Bring your children; they will have plenty to do too, including a petting zoo, a blender bike, and guided hikes along the creek or through the redwood forest.

Event Schedule

11am - Tasting event featuring region's emerging culinary and beverage talent, property tours and other fun begins, all accompanied by Healdsburg's Dry Creek Trio with Doug Lipton, Chris Amberger and Lorca Hart
1pm - Silent auction and raffle ticket sales begin and local country-rock band Cahoots takes the stage
2pm - Slow Food's Fresh Food picnic served
3pm - Speakers take the stage
4:15pm - Con Brio takes the stage
5:15pm - Auction ends and raffle winners announced
5:30pm - Final set from Con Brio
6:15pm - Event ends

This is a zero waste event!!! You need to bring your own plates, flatware, and napkins. Slow Food will provide your glassware and everything else you will need to have a great time! Wear clothes for an outdoor farm environment!

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Rancho Mark West
7125 St. Helena Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
United States


Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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