The Good Farm Fund’s Harvest Picnic fundraiser will take place on October 12 to support local farms • The Mendocino Voice | Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice

MENDOCINO Co., 10/1/21 – Each year the Good Farm Fund hosts a number of farm-to-table events to showcase the bounty of small farms in Mendocino and Lake counties, and these events help to raise funds for non-profit-in-profit subsidy program, which helps the same farms expand their operations. This year’s Good Farm Fund fall event will take place on October 12 at BARRA Mendocino in Ukiah, featuring a picnic-style dinner created by local chefs, live music, raffle and family entertainment. . Proceeds will be used to support the ongoing mini-grant program, and 2020 grant recipients will be featured.

Here is the announcement and details of the Good Farm Fund:

Good Farm Fund is thrilled to announce a new family event this year, the Harvest Picnic which will be held at BARRA in Mendocino (7051 N. State St., Ukiah) on Tuesday, October 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. This COVID-safe event includes a prepackaged picnic-style farm-to-table dinner developed by a team of top local chefs, including Caroline Radice of Black Dog Farm Catering, Olan Cox of Mendough’s Catering, Bridget Harrington of Patrona Restaurant and Nicholas Petti and students of the Culinary Arts program at Mendocino College, all of whom volunteer their time and talents.

The menu will include locally raised fried chicken, sweet potato cookies, fruit and vegetable side dishes from local farms, and seasonal pies baked by Kemmy’s Pies with heirloom Mendocino Grain Project flour. People can have take-out dinner or have their meal on the beautiful grounds while enjoying live music from the Back Porch Trio, lawn games and a children’s arts and crafts table. Local beer from Anderson Valley Brewing Company and wine from BARRA will be served at the event, and a wheelbarrow donated by Mendo Mill full of prized local produce will be raffled with tickets available for purchase at the event. event or online for those who can’t. to assist.

Proceeds from the evening will support the Good Farm Fund’s mini-farm grant program and the Farmer’s Market Food Stamp Match program. The 2020 grant recipients will also be highlighted at the picnic: 22 farms received a total of $ 92,576 to fund critical infrastructure for small farms in Mendocino and Lake counties, a significant portion of which was made available by North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) through CARES Act Pandemic Funding.

Harvest Picnic tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets (harvestpicnic.brownpapertickets.com). Excellent vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Good Farm Fund events have historically sold out, so don’t wait too long to buy your own.

The event is sponsored by Frey Vineyards, Cold Creek Compost, Ukiah Natural Foods Co-Op, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, NCO, BARRA of Mendocino, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Kemmy’s Pies, Little Lake Grange and Noe Designs, with sponsorship promotion of KZYX and KOZT.

About Good Farm Fund
Good Farm Funds is a community-based, volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing direct support to smallholder farmers in Mendocino and Lake counties, as well as increasing local food security for all members of our community. Founded in 2015, Good Farm Fund provides small capacity building grants to local farms and funds Market Match, a program that provides funds to EBT / CalFresh clients to double their purchasing power in certified farmer’s markets. Good Farm Fund is a program funded by NCO, a community action agency serving Lake and Mendocino counties. For more information, visit www.goodfarmfund.org or our Facebook and Instagram pages (@goodfarmfund).

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