Upcoming Slow Food Solano Highlighted Events
Tomato Day at Morningsun Herb Farm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 11am to 3pm
Tomato lovers and gardeners rejoice! Tomato Day at Morningsun Herb Farm provides the perfect opportunity to taste more than 100 tomato varieties where you can discover new favorites and make plans for next year’s garden. Along with tomato tasting, enjoy cooking demonstrations, learn more about local resources, purchase fresh produce and unique items from the craft booths, and just relax in the lovely garden of Vacaville’s Morningsun Herb Farm. To take part in the tomato tastings, visitors are asked to donate $5 each to benefit the Slow Food Solano’s School Garden Grant Program. To learn more, visit morningsunherbfarm.com
Slow Food Solano Annual Meeting & Potluck
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6pm
Past, present and future members of Slow Food Solano joined us for an annual meeting and potluck.
Members and friends brought reports, ideas, enthusiasm, and food to our annual meeting as we reviewed what we accomplished last year and discussed plans to continue to grow the heart of our Slow Food purpose: the school garden grant program.
To express your interest in attending future meetings and receive information via email, email Cynthia Huddleston at email@example.com.
Slow Food Solano Fall Mixer
Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
Thank you to our friends at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company for hosting our Fall Mixer and to all who joined us. Members and friends enjoyed a lovely evening and delicious wines, oils, and hors d’oeuvres along with tours of the olive oil press facility.
Tomato Day at Morningsun Herb Farm
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Tomato Day 2016 was a slice of heaven on Sunday when 400 tomato lovers came to taste 80 varieties at MorningSun Herb Farm in Vacaville. And thanks to herb farm owners Rose and Dan, Slow Food Solano raised $2500 for it’s school garden grant program with extra support this year from EB Stone Organics of Suisun and NorthBay Healthcare. They each gave matching donations of $250 which we managed to just meet from the generosity of additional donations by Tomato Day visitors and Slow Food members.
We also had the pleasure of great chef demonstrations by Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co. in Fairfield – thank you Darren and Elisabeth – Vacaville’s Backdoor Bistro owner/chef Lindsey Gilpin and the always irrepressible Annie Baker of Annie the Baker.com of Napa.
MorningSun grew all the tomatoes this year next door to their herb farm and at Soul Food Farm down the road. A bonanza year for tomatoes – which Rose guesses they will be picking as late as the end of October. So if you are hankering for fresh, organic tomatoes, drop by MorningSun. At $2.50 a pound, it’s a great deal.
All hail glorious tomatoes!
See and download more photos of Tomato Day 2016 at this dropbox link
Slow Food Solano Annual Spring Mixer at Napa Grass Farmer
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Thank you to Napa Grass Farmer for hosting our Spring Mixer on May 28th! Solano Food members and guests were treated to a tractor ride and tour through the farm with highly educational and entertaining dialog by owner John Costanzo. The tour was followed by a potluck featuring some delicious samples of Napa Grass Farmers’ meats.
All proceeds from this event help support the Slow Food Solano School Garden Grant program which this year provided grants to 27 schools in Solano County.
See more about the mixer and Napa Grass Farmer in our blog here.
* Check out the website for Napa Valley Grass Farmer to see what a unique place it is – raising healthy animals in beautiful Suisun Valley www.napagrassfarmer.com
Annual Fall Mixer – Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Thank you to GV Cellars in Green Valley and all who joined us on October 28th to enjoy wine, savory small bites, and the beautiful view as the sun set in Green Valley. This was the last fund raiser of the year in support of our School Garden Grant Program.
Tomato Day Draws a Crowd
Thank you to everyone who made Tomato Day 2015 a fantastic success! Visitors to the annual Tomato Day on August 23rd enjoyed a beautiful day in the shady gardens of Morningsun Herb Farm while tasting more than 100 varieties of vine ripened heirloom tomatoes, discovering handcrafted treasures, and learning new recipes and techniques from local chefs. The day included chef demonstrations from Lindsey Gilpin of Backdoor Bistro of Vacaville, Annie Baker of Annie the Baker Cookies of Napa, and Mitch Lewis of Organic Countertop of Vacaville.
Donations made at the event support Slow Food Solano’s school garden grants. This is the 10th year that Morningsun has partnered with Slow Food Solano to support school gardens.