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Hoes Down and Eco Farm

Uploaded: Sep 13, 2016

Hey Food Partiers…two super fun, food events are coming up soon…

Hoes Down Harvest Celebration
Oct 1 – 2, 2016
Capay Valley

Put your hoes down, learn, dance, and get farmy at the annual Hoes Down Harvest Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 - 2 at Full Belly Farm in beautiful Capay Valley! Two fun-filled days of events and seminars for all ages, and a truly special opportunity to connect with rural life.

Don't miss this year's new seminars! Bus Tour for Beginning Farmers, Baking with Local Grains, and Cheesemaking with Erik Patterson from Cowgirl Creamery in addition to Small Scale Olive Oil Production, Raising Animals on Grass, Farm Fresh Floral Design, a Kids Camp and more!

Over 5,000 people attend the festival each year, and there is always something for everyone. An amazing children's area, farm tours, glowing carved pumpkins, camping, live music and wagon rides are annual favorites, as well as an all organic farmers' market with a bounty of seasonal foods including a huge variety of pumpkins, melons, apples, fresh-picked almonds and walnuts.

Get your tickets now for Saturday's festival, Camping, and Sunday Seminars.

EcoFarm Conference
January 25 – 28, 2017

EcoFarm is more than a conference, it’s a gathering of inspiration, renewal and celebration. Attendees walk away with plans and strategies to makes changes in their lives, on their farms and food businesses, and in their communities. Long term collaborations and new project ideas are common results of this 3-day conference for farmers, non profits, chefs, and anyone with an interest in healthy people, healthy planet. Highlights include farm tours, entertainments\and dancing, happy hours, workshops, wonderful meals and a marketplace of ideas and products

The theme “Cultivating Diversity” was chosen for the 2017 EcoFarm Conference.
While diversity is a fundamental feature of ecologically resilient farming, this year’s theme goes beyond the farm, speaking to human diversity. This year we honor the diversity of the many different ways to grow, tend, and care for our environment, as well as the unique and diverse individuals who do that work.