Sharing the Bounty 2014

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The 5th annual Sharing the Bounty fundraiser for The Gardens Project of NCO held at Saracina Vineyards this past Saturday, September 13th was a huge success. The event raised $10,000 for developing school and community gardens. Over 75 community members were treated to a unique and delicious 4 course meal prepared by local chefs: All food and wines for the event were donated by local farms and wineries, then presented to the chefs to create unique the unique flavors of our county. Dinner was served overlooking the olive orchard, vineyards and mountains of the Sanel Valley of Hopland. A huge thank you to John Fetzer and Patty Rock for donating their space at Saracina for the event.

Additionally, a tremendous thank you to the following individuals and businesses that made the event possible by donating their labor and products, thus helping create a resilient and accessible local food system in Mendocino County and beyond:

The wineries and winemakers that provided the supreme libations for the evening: Husch Vineyards, Roederer Estates, Alex MacGregor and Saracina/Atrea, Simaine Cellars and DNA Vineyards. The foundation of our local food movement, the farmers and producers: The Apple Farm , Aqua Gardens Family Farm, Black Dog Farm, Black Oak Coffee Roasters, Brookside School Farm, Cathy Monroe Apples, California Balsamic, Carson and Bees, Cinnamon Bear Farm, Covelo Organics, Elmer's Orchards, Grange Farm School, Green Uprising at Blackberry Bend, Live Power Community Farm, Mendocino Grain Project, Mendocino Organics, Seely Farm Stand, Schat's Bakery, Stella Cadente Olive Oil Company and Tres Bien.

Special thanks also go to our volunteers from Community HealthCorps. Thompson's Party Rentals for giving us a great discount, Ukiah Natural Foods and Raley's for material support, Marcos Pereda for his great music, and Moira Evans for leading dinner service.

We live in an amazing community and are grateful to all for sharing the bounty to help us build school and community gardens.

Missed the event, but still want to help?

See you at Sharing the Bounty 2015.

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