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Slow Food Russian River: Reducing Waste, Relieving Hunger with CropMobster and COTS @ Bloomfield Farms
Bloomfield Farms
Petaluma, CA
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Sunday, Sep 22, 2013
10am - 2pm
Bloomfield Farms
12550 Valley Ford Road
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join with Slow Food to harvest and glean vegetables at Bloomfield Farms as a donation to the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) in Petaluma.

Share a delicious Southern-influenced farm meal by chef Brandon Guenther of Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen + Saloon and Firefly Catering in Valley Ford, made from products from the farm and other growers in the area, such as True Grass Farms - with their Guinea and Blackworth hogs - and Twisted Horn Ranch - with their Longhorn cattle -.

Menu:  Twisted Horn Ranch Albondigas Soup with Bloomfield Farms Kale and Valley Ford Estero Gold Reserve
           Tortas Ahogadas (drowned sandwich) with True Grass Farms Pork Carnitas, Bloomfield Farms Heirloom Tomato Sauce, Pickled Leeks, Salsa de Chile Arbol
           Cajeta (caramelized) Buffalo Milk Gelato Ice Cream Cones with Sea Salt - Cajeta subject to change to another flavor until confirmed

Sample products from a new generation of young local food entrepreneurs:
     
      Gold Ridge Organic Farms - Olive Oil
      Valley Ford Cheese Company - Cheese

Hear from Elizabeth Hale, Director of Food Programs/The Petaluma Kitchen and Monica Savon, Assistant Director, about the programs of COTS.

Get to know the new community network platform CropMobster, an initiative of Nick Papadopoulos, the general manager of Bloomfield Farms, to solve problems relating to food waste, hunger and the challenges farmers and food companies face to remain economically viable.

Hear from Kathy Tresch of Two Rock Ranch about how the Friends of the Esteros fought to protect the Estero Americano watershed from urban waste water, an eco-agricultural disaster averted.

Learn about a new thinking around money and investing in your local agriculture from Scott Collier, Slow Money, the North Bay group.

This is an all-family event, so bring your kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and their friends.

This is a BYO adult beverage and BYO place setting, including glassware.
Parking is limited so please carpool.
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Bloomfield Farms (View)
12550 Valley Ford Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
United States


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Education > Tours
Food > Beer, Wine, and Spirits
Food > Food
Food > Markets & Farms
Food > Other
Other > Charity
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Green

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

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