Local Food Culture of Mendocino County

Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Sulphur Fire Benefit Concert

LAKE COUNTY: Soper Reese Theatre, Lakeport
$15-$25
Benefit for NCO Sulphur Fire Fund. Dancing blues by The Guitarsonists: Chris Cain, Mighty Mike Schermer, Daniel Castro, Steve Evans, Mick Mesteck. Silent auction. Wine & beer, snacks sold by Soper Reese.
On Facebook: Lake County Fire Recovery Benefits

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Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

Cioppino Dinner

Pentecost Hall in Fort Bragg

The giant cioppino pot brims with seafood, shellfish and Dungeness crab! It’s served family style with Café Beaujolais bread, salad, dessert, Thanksgiving Coffee, bibs and plenty of napkins. A benefit for Mendocino Coast Clinic. (707) 961-3463 or events@mccinc.org.

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Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Biodynamic Principles and Practices

SONOMA COUNTY: The Shed, Healdsburg
$15
This workshop is suitable for beginners, Biodynamic practitioners, and anyone interested in the study and practice of Biodynamic agriculture. Thea Carlson will cover the deep principles and innovative practices of biodynamic agriculture that can enhance the health and vitality of soil and food. healdsburgshed.com

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Dec
11
1:30 PM13:30

Mushroom Walk

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg

The gardens are home to more than 150 species of mushrooms during fall and winter on the Mendocino Coast. Join Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden’s Staff Mycologist and all around fun guy, Mario Abreu. Free with Gardens admission. (707) 964-9010.

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Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Humboldt Bay Mycological Society Annual Mushroom Fair (Humboldt County)

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Eureka
Dive into all things mushroom! Between 200 – 300 species of locally collected fungi are identified and displayed in taxonomic groups on natural habitat materials. Explore displays of edible and toxic mushrooms presided over by experts, peruse educational posters and activity guides, and take advantage of mushroom growing kits for sale to grow your own. You’ll have a fun time with these fungi!  | Adults: $3

hbmycologicalsociety.org

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Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

MacCallum House Wild Mushroom

Winemaker Dinner. Now in its 16th year, the annual MacCallum House Restaurant Wild Mushroom and Winemaker Dinner is serving up a six-course seasonal menu, prepared by executive chef Alan Kantor, spotlighting the best in local mushrooms. Mushroom expert Eric Schramm will give a talk and winemaker Greg Graziano will pair the perfect Graziano wine with each course. $135/person (includes tax and gratuity).

maccallumhouse.com

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Tastes of Mexico (Sonoma County)

The Key Room, Novato
A native of San Miguel Allende, Mexico, Chef Agustin Gaytan has been immersed in cooking through his life, first with family and later in Texas before arriving in the North Bay. As a young man, he recalls traveling betweenregions of Mexico with a sense of discovery and amazement over the differences in cuisine. This will be a meal to remember.   |  $60

pressdemocrat.com/events

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Hoes Down Harvest Festival (Yolo County)

Full Belly Farm
30th Annual Celebration – Still Dirty at Thirty! Live music, agricultural workshops, farmers market and crafts, food, and so much more. Celebrate the conclusion of harvest at this family-friendly agricultural extravaganza. Camp for the weekend or just come for a day. This year promises to be a doozy.
Adults: $25 in advance, $30 at the gate

hoesdown.org

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Sep
30
7:00 AM07:00

Kelseyville Pear Festival (Lake County)

Downtown Kelseyville
25th Year! A hometown full day of activities celebrating Ag/Pear industry in Lake County, starting with a pancake breakfast, parade, musicians, kids activities, merchandise booths, great food, horse faire, art shows, antique farm equipment, wine tasting tent, dessert contests, and lots more!  |  Free

pearfestival.com

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Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Chili Cook-Off 2017

Every year as the days start to get a little shorter, Ukiah starts cooking! The competition is fierce as local businesses vie for the title of Chili Cook-Off King/Queen. Traditional beef chili recipes are served alongside modern interpretations of this cowboy classic. Bring the family for a scrumptious evening in historic downtown Ukiah! Proceeds benefit the Ukiah Boys & Girls Club.

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