Home on the Range
SLOW FOOD MADERA is proud to again sponsor "HOME ON THE RANGE"
Saturday, April 12, 2008 8:30 am to about 2:00 pm
Be at the Vineyard Restaurant, Madera (hwy 99 & Hwy 145) by 8:30 am.
Have a cup of coffee and a breakfast pastry. Bus leaves 9 am SHARP!
Enjoy a Madera Foothill bus tour and then a steak dinner with locally raised beef at The Vineyard Restaurant.
Only $55 per person! Buy tickets on-line at www.BrownPaperTickets.com
The Madera Convivium endeavors to give guests information about the local foods our farmers and ranchers grow in an entertaining way. This year youll learn about our local Madera County foothill grazing business, the history of the families entrusted with the land and the formation of the soils.
Whether on our air conditioned 47 passenger coach (with bathroom!) or off it, youll hear from
well known local historian Bill Coate, wholl give history lessons along our route.
University of California Range Specialist Neil McDougald will tell you about the crops of grass our cow men and women cultivate and harvest using their cattle.
Fresno City College soil scientist Roger Lukenbach will help us visualize how time, wind, rain and ice created the land well traverse.
Convivium board member Jim Merrill, a ranch real estate broker and consultant, will share his perspective on preservation of Madera Countys Cattle Country.
We'll visit historical sites, large "spreads" and "transition" land on our 60 mile tour including the areas near Hensley Lake, Raymond and "Daulton". Convivium board members Chris Mariscotti (Vineyard Restaurant owner) Tom Willey (T&D Willey Farms organic vegetables) and Mike Blaylock (Quady wine maker) will share their culinary knowledge at the Vineyard for a grass-fed steak lunch with fresh seasonal vegetables and a new wine just out of the barrel.
Help us plan a great event. Get your doggies movin and ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY to avoid being "left off the bus", literally!
The Vineyard Restaurant
605 S. I Street
Madera, CA 93637
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|