If you’re interested in celebrating Bastille Day with a sumptuous farm-to-fork feast, considering joining the folks at Slow Food Yolo on Saturday, July 13th at the historic Wolfskill Ranch in Winters. The food-loving group will set up long tables underneath the ranch’s spectacular, gnarled 150-year old olive trees and lay out a repast that includes figs and summer fruit grilled with artisan cheese and jam; petit poissons (fried smelt) with lemon aioli; and lamb “five ways” with zucchini gratin and tomatoes Provencal.
The event is a fundraiser for the Winters Student Nutrition Services meal program to assist staff in buying fresh fruits and vegetables for local students. Last year’s Bastille Feast raised enough funds to allow the program to purchase and serve asparagus, oranges, strawberries, beets, figs, watermelon, stone fruits, spinach and baby lettuces; and the bulk of the produce was purchased directly from Yolo County farms such as Terra Firma, Sparks Ranch, Putah Creek Strawberry Farm and Capay Valley Organics.
The event begins with a tour of Wolfskill Ranch at 11:45am. Aperitifs are served at 12:30pm, and the feast commences at 1pm. Tickets for the event, which cost $100 per person, must be purchased in advance and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com and at ACE hardware in Winters. For more information visit Slow Food Yolo’s website or call Cathy Olsen at 530-795-6109.