WHAT'S GROWIN' ON
IN LAKE & MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Our second annual dinner, Sharing The Bounty, was a fabulous event! Even though we moved offices and had no phones during the week leading up to the event, we surprised ourselves by selling out for the second year in a row - Patrona was filled to a max with 70 people in attendance.
The evening started with some lovely bluegrass music provided by the Stormy Weathermen, and appetizers of beet sliders and uni risotto balls. After a creamy ambrosial stinging nettle soup was served. The main course followed consisting of a choice of red snapper with carrot ragout, or a delicious baked kale and seaweed pie. Is your mouth watering yet??
One of most unique aspects of this event is that all the food is made of local food, directly from our county. To make this dinner possible was a true community effort - without the farmers who donated their hard labor, without the staff at Patrona who donated their time, without the guidance of Craig and Bridget, and without community members who support community gardens none of this would be possible. So, thank you. Your efforts resulted in raising $10,000 for the development of school and community gardens!
Farms who donated: Lovers Lane Farm, Petit Teton, Shamrock Artisan Goat Cheese, Green Uprising at Blackberry Farm, Stella Cadente, Campovida, Ukiah High School, Willits High, Mendocino Grain Project, Brookside Farm, Mendocino Lavender and Herbs, Little Lake Grange Grains, and the WISC community garden.
Wineries who donated: Trinafour, Jeriko Estate, Arnaud Weyrich, Nelson Family Vineyards, Barra of Mendocino, Husch Vineyards, Solomon Tournour Distillery.
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