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46th Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair: Farmers Forever elcome to the 2019 Gravenstein Apple Fair! Since 1973, Sonoma County Farm Trails has produced this sweet country fair, our primary annual fundraiser, every August during peak Gravenstein season. A core part of Farm Trails’ mission is to foster an appreciation of local agriculture, and we hope you’ll be as awed and inspired as we are by our esteemed farmers and producers and by the collective wisdom, skills, insight, experience, and expertise they bring to presentations and demos, as well as by the delicious and nourishing foods and libations they share. Our theme “Farmers Forever” is informed by our tremendous appreciation for the fierce dedication and vital, life-sustaining service our farming community provides for our region and beyond. Farming is true grit, and we are privileged to have such a hard-working and vibrant force of people bringing a diverse range of products to our tables. You’ll notice elements of this theme reflected in our programming. Our community is knitted together through our farms, and of course Farm Trails is committed to ensuring the viability of farming as a permanent and sustainable way of life — Farmers Forever! The heart of this fair is first and foremost the celebrated heirloom apple, intimately tied to our region and praised by horticulturist Luther Burbank as the most exceptional of all for flavor and versatility. We encourage you to take advantage of this fleeting seasonal window to sample and purchase fresh Gravenstein pies, juice, cider, fritters, caramel apples, and more. Pick up a box or a

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Admission: Day of the Event Tickets:

• Adults – $15

• Adults Biking to the Fair — $12 • Seniors and Veterans — $12 • Kids, ages 6 to 12 – $10 Children 5 and Under – Free * Cash only for admission and alcohol sales (ATMs on site)

All entertainment is free with fair admission

Extras

Artisan Tasting Lounge - $25 · On-site Parking - $5 •

Shuttle Service (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Free off-site plarking at Holy Ghost Hall (7960 Mill Station Rd.) and O’Reilly Media (1005 Gravenstein Hwy. North)

Enjoy the lineup of beer, cider, spirits and wine! Libations are $6 each and are available in the Craft Cider Tent, Microbrew Tent and Wine Tent situated together among a beer garden atmosphere. Drinks are also available at the Golden State Cider Booth and Lagunitas Beer Trailer. Tastings are offered in the Artisan Tasting Lounge for an additional ticket of $20 for a one time entry.

Microbrew Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Lagunitas Brewing Co. Moonlight Brewing Co. Russian River Brewing Co. Seismic Brewing Co. Shady Oak Barrel House* Woodfour Brewing Co. Spirits Barber Lee Spirits* Graton Distilling Company* Jardesca Calif. Aperitiva* Spirit Works Distillery* Wineries Balletto Vineyards Bohéme Duckhorn Vineyards Dutton Estate Winery Dutton-Goldfield Winery Ferrari-Carano Vineyards Francis Ford Coppola Winery

My Very Best, Carmen Snyder Gravenstein Apple Fair Manager and Farm Trails Executive Director.

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Ragle Ranch Regional Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol, CA.

Cider Ace Cider AppleGarden Farm Acre & Spade Coturri Winery Ethic Ciders Eye Cyder Goat Rock Cider Golden State Cider Gowan's Heirloom Cider Horse and Plow Humboldt Cider Co. Nana Mae’s Sawhorse Cider Specific Gravity Tilted Shed Ciderworks Trowbridge Apple Cider Virginia Dare Hard Cider

bag of bulk Gravs from the Duttons and Walkers on your way out, and take that Sonoma County grown sweetness home with you. We’re thrilled about this year’s lineup of entertainers, artists, crafters, chefs, farmers, ranchers, and artisan producers, and we’re confident that GAF offers something compelling for all ages and palates. Check out the robust schedule of activities, performances, workshops, and demonstrations at our signature venues: Artisan Tasting Lounge, Do-It-Yourself Arena, Kids’ Area, Life on the Farm, Ag Games, and the two live music stages. Please savor this opportunity to connect with community in the magnificent Ragle Ranch grove that we’re so fortunate to inhabit this weekend, thanks to our fabulous Sonoma County Regional Parks partners. We hope you’ll also enjoy meeting some of our stellar farmers and producers and take time to thank them for their good work, upon which we as eaters are all reliant. For their tremendous efforts and dedication, I extend deep gratitude to all the folks who have breathed life into this beloved event once again — volunteers, Apple Core members, staff, donors, sponsors, presenters, vendors, service providers, farmers, and community collaborators. And thank you, dear attendees, old-timers and newcomers alike, for joining us to celebrate the gift of Gravensteins and the joy of being together this summer.

Furthermore Wines* Hobo Wine Company* Iron Horse Vineyards Korbel Winery Martinelli Winery Martin Ray Winery Mauritson Wines Old World Winery* Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Square Peg Winery* Taft Street Winery Toad Hollow Vineyards Woodenhead Vintners * Available only in Artisan Tasting Lounge

Vince Trotter, President — Kibo Farm; Marin County Ag Ombudsman Lauren Bowne, Secretary — Homesteader Tim Tesconi, Treasurer — (Rtd.) Sonoma County Farm Bureau Andrea Krout, Director — District Dir. for Supervisor David Rabbitt Rick Williams, Director — Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery Thank you for your support of Sonoma County Farm Trails, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting local agriculture since 1973. P.O. Box 452, Sebastopol, CA 95473 (707) 837-8896 www.farmtrails.org

APPLE CORE COMMITTEE 2019 This wonderful event owes its success to countless volunteers and especially the extraordinary dedication of the Apple Core Committee members: Alan Siegle, Greening Allegra Broughton, Entertainment Andrea Krout, Planning Anela Alvidrez, Kids Arts and Crafts Brett Page, Parking Carmen Snyder, GAF Manager Catherine Lemon, Artisan Tasting Lounge Clark Wolf, Farmer Panels Darlene Hayes, Cider Tent Drew Thomas, Supplies Coordinator Ella Long, Vendor Coordinator Ellen Cavalli, Info Booth Support Eric Kim, Layout Holly Hansen, Publicist Ian McFaul, Technology Jane Nakasako, DIY Arena Jim Corbett, Entertainment Joe Maloney, Grounds Kathy Miranda, Info Booth Manager Krieg Wunderlich, Entertainment

Lauren Bowne, Artisan Tasting Lounge Manager Lee Dawson, Alcohol Sales Lynda Rosko, Artisan Tasting Lounge Maria Casey, 4-H Parking Mem Pozzi, Wine Tent Mike Meyer Jr., Signs Mike Young, Microbrew Tent Nancy Lewis, Info Booth Rick Williams, Planning Robin Latham, Hospitality Samantha Harmon, Asst. Manager Shelley Brown, Greening Steve Dutton, Grounds Sue Owens, DIY Arena Tiana Doht, Life on the Farm Tim Tesconi, Planning Tyffani Sedgwick, Publicist Vince Trotter, Gates Wendy Krupnick, Volunteers

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Farm Trails and Sonoma County’s rich farming history he first Gravenstein Fair was held in 1973 at the Forestville Youth Park as a first-ever fundraiser for the newly incorporated Sonoma County Farm Trails, a nonprofit comprised of family farms and farmers literally looking to put themselves on the map. The money raised at that first fair actually did just that. Leftover proceeds from selling apples, BBQ meals, and kids’ game attractions were spent to create and print large fold-out maps locating all the Farm Trails members. That first modest Gravenstein Fair is just one very small piece of agricultural history in Sonoma County — but a very important one. For a larger context, glance back to the earliest days of farming here. For more than 150 years, agriculture, anchored by family farms, has been the backbone of the Sonoma County economy while defining the county’s landscape and way of life. As historian and Press Democrat columnist Gaye LeBaron so eloquently states, “Sonoma County’s

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history begins and ends with the land…We are, despite the march of time, still a farm county — with promise that it will endure.” And agriculture has endured by changing. Once prominent cash

crops like hops, potatoes, cherries, and prunes have come and gone. But dedicated farmers, like the Dutton family, founding members and longtime supporters of Sonoma County Farm Trails, have stayed on

Dutton family photo FARMING FAMILY TIES — Brothers Steve (left) and Joe Dutton with their mother Gail Dutton Peterson are one of many multigenerational farming families that represent over a century of ties to Sonoma County’s rich agricultural heritage. Father Warren G. Dutton Jr. died in 2000. The Duttons have farmed local lands since 1852.

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Saturday, August 17

Soma Rosa Farms Music  Stage 

North Coast  Organic Music Stage

Sonoma County Farm Bureau Life on the Farm Arena

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Learn How to Juggle Apples

10:45 - Birds of Prey, Bird Rescue Center

Sourdough Slim Duo

Keeping Backyard Goats, Wild Oat Hollow

Solid Air

Apple Juggling Contests

Acorn Project, Tribal Youth Ambassadors

Pie Baking Contest Announcement

Blue Summit Band

Native Foodways Panel, Cultural Conservancy & Clark Wolf

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Pie Eating Contests Caramel Apple Eating Contest Bicicletas Por La Paz

Last of the Vaudville Cowboys w/ Sourdough Slim

Midtown Social

Harmony Nursery Do-It-Yourself Arena

Using Natural Dyes, Fiber Circle Studio Exploring Botanical Beverages, Monarch Bitters Making Jam, Peter Coyote Building an Earthen Oven, Living Earth Structures

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Ali and Warren Mann / Mini Music Sheep Shearing w/ Pozzi Ranch, John Sanchez and Fortunate Farm

Saturday, August 17

American Ag Credit Ag Games

Exchange Bank Kids’ Area

Piglet Races Grape Toss Contest Watertrough Relay Chicken Poop Bingo Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest Wheelbarrow Relay Seed Guessing Hay Bale Tossing Contest Squash Bowling Potato Sack Race Post-Pounding Competition Ugly Produce Beauty Pageant Piglet Race

Reading Corner, Copperfield’s Books Giant Bubbles (until 3pm)

Reading Corner, Copperfield’s Books ALL DAY KIDS’ ACTIVITIES Arts & Crafts: Flower Crowns, Seed Balls, Wool Wet Felting Charles M. Schulz Museum: Hands-on Activities


Gravenstein Apple Fair 2019 Schedule of Events Times 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:30

Times 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00

Soma Rosa Farms Music Stage  Love Choir

Sunday, August 18

North Coast Organic Music Stage French Oak Gypsy Band

Sons of the Soul Revivers

Gator Nation

Making Soap, The Goat Farm Crafting Cider & Cyser, The Beverage People Grow Your Own Mushrooms, Permaculture Artisans

Co-existing with Wild Animals, Sonoma County Wildliife Rescue Goat Milking, Redwood Hill Farm ~ Capracopia

Apple Pie Eating Contests Caramel Apple Eating Contests FulaMuse

Chicken Keeping & Your Carbon Footprint, Alchemist Farm

Farm Trails’ Female Farmers Panel, Clark Wolf

Mr. Music Sing-Along for Kids Sheep Shearing with Pozzi Ranch & John Sanchez

Hubbub Club

Building Natural Beehives, Michael J. Thiele

10:45 Living with Llamas, Llamas of Wine Country

Learn How to Juggle Apples Apple Juggling Contests Twang Ditty

Hot Buttered Rum

Harmony Nursery Do-It-Yourself Arena

Sonoma County Farm Bureau Life on the Farm Arena

Sunday, August 18

American Ag Credit Ag Games

Exchange Bank Kids’ Area

Piglet Races Grape Toss Watertrough Relays Chicken Poop Bingo Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest Wheelbarrow Relay Seed Guessing Hay Bale Tossing Contest Squash Bowling Potato Sack Race Post-Pounding Competition Ugly Produce Beauty Pageant Piglet Races

Reading Corner, Copperfield’s Books Giant Bubbles (until 3pm)

Reading Corner, Copperfield’s Books ALL DAY KIDS’ ACTIVITIES Arts & Crafts: Flower Crowns, Seed Balls, Wool Wet Felting Charles M. Schulz Museum:  Hands-on Activities Gravenstein Apple Fair 2019 Program - 7


Kids’ Area: Engaging Activities and Entertainment he Kids’ Area at the Apple Fair, sponsored this year by Exchange Bank, has superlative (free) offerings for old-fashioned family fun under the shade of large oak trees. Besides being entertained by giant bubbles, a hay maze, and stilt walkers, kids can get centered and creative with arts and crafts activities such as felting wool, making seed balls, and fashioning their own flower crowns. Charles M. Schulz Museum will be on site guiding hands-on, nature-related activities that encourage kids to explore and learn about the environment by making a water cycle bracelet, exploring animal and plant adaptation, excavating the past, and creating art with recycled materials, and more! Diaper Wagon will provide a dedicated nursing and baby changing station for wee ones. And Copperfield’s Bookstore will offer (scheduled) story times. There’s so much for children of all ages to see and do at GAF. Below is a comprehensive, fair- wide listing of engaging family activities. Please note: parents must stay with children at all times.

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All Day Activities thoughout the Fair: Arts & Crafts: Flower Crowns, Seed Balls, & Wool Felting Charles M. Schulz Museum Hands-On Activities Demonstration Beehive with So. Co. Beekeepers Old Engine & Tractor Display Tractor Pedal Pull with Young Farmers & Ranchers Giant Bubbles & Stilt Walkers Hay Maze

Explore Sonoma County's Agricultural, Artisanal Producers and Family Farms Growers of Certified Organic Apples Gail, Steve & Joe Dutton (707) 823-0448 10717 Graton Rd. • Sebastopol www.Duttonranch.com

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More than Gravensteins make up the many historic crops of Sonoma County Continued from page 5 harvested the bounty this area provided, and they skillfully managed the native landscape with controlled wildfire burns. Since the 1850s, when pioneer farmers began supplying potatoes, wheat, butter, and other staples to hungry gold miners, Sonoma County has been a major food shed for the San Francisco Bay Area. The first half of the 20th century — particularly the era from 1920 to 1940 — is what historians consider the Golden Age of Sonoma County agriculture. There were more than 7,000 farms spread over more than 700,000 acres, producing crops and livestock beyond the imagination of early-day farmers. In 1920, a dozen major crops combined to make Sonoma County the eighth-ranking county in the entire nation in farm production. It was first nationally in wine grapes, first in eggs and poultry; second in prunes, canning cherries, and hops, as well as being a national leader in the production of apples, milk, and livestock. Today, the county’s farm economy

is propelled by wine grapes, which cover 60,000 of the county’s one million acres. But there are 500,000 acres devoted to pastureland and the small farms and orchards that produce specialty crops like berries and Asian pears and artisan foods like goat cheese and peach jam. Before and after horticulturist Luther Burbank selected Sonoma County for the plant breeding experiments that revolutionized agriculture, our farmers have diligently worked the land to make Sonoma County the premier wine and food region of California. The late Warren Dutton Jr. is one of the celebrated pioneers of the premium wine grape industry. But Warren would have been just as happy growing prunes if they provided the financial returns to do what he loved – farming. The Dutton family and prunes hold a special place in the history of Sonoma County agriculture. Steve and Joe Dutton’s great, great uncle Warren Dutton, their father’s namesake, leased some land in west Santa Rosa in the spring of 1881 with the idea of growing prunes, a crop offering promise. Dutton asked

nurseryman Luther Burbank, who had arrived from his native Massachusetts just six years earlier, to deliver 20,000 French prune trees by the fall. The big order, which other nurseries deemed impossible, was delivered on schedule. The amazing horticultural feat not only launched a new farming endeavor but gave birth to the legend of Burbank’s genius as plant wizard. The Dutton family grew prunes for nearly a century but by the 1960s prices were plummeting as production shifted to the Sacramento Valley. Warren Dutton Jr. realized he needed a new crop and boldly took a chance to plant Chardonnay grapes in west Sonoma County, now an area recognized for its world-class

Chardonnay and other cool-climate wine grapes like Pinot Noir. Today the Duttons farm more than 1,000 acres of vineyards in western Sonoma County, selling their grapes to more than 50 wineries, with some of their fruit allocated to their own wine labels, Dutton Estate and Dutton-Goldfield. As agriculture continues to redefine itself, multigenerational farming families like the Duttons are intricately immersed in the unfolding next chapter of farming’s enduring role in Sonoma County.

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Elevate your homesteading at the Do-It-Yourself Arena By Sue Owens and Jane Nakasako Do-It-Yourself Arena Coordinators ponsored by Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery, the Do-ItYourself (DIY) Arena offers a platform for local makers and producers to bring their skills and wisdom to the public. Fairgoers of all ages will have the opportunity to learn homesteading skills from experts and connect with Sonoma County’s abundant and diverse community resources. Fiber artist Alisha Reyes, founder of Sonoma County’s Fiber Circle Studio, will begin our DIY experience at 11:30 a.m., Saturday. Alisha will introduce you to the use

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of natural dyes on plant and animalbased fibers, such as fabric and yarn. Come and experience the magical and colorful uses of natural dyes from Alisha, a true authority and devotee of all things fiber. At 1 p.m., Phaedra Achor of Monarch Bitters will continue our love affair with plants, showing us how to infuse our lives with botanical brews of all kinds using handmade bitters, pureed fruits, and other flavors from home gardens. Every spirits lover understands the value of simple syrups and bitters for a cocktail or a refreshing alcohol-free spritzer, but did you know crafting your own flavors can be easily done at home? Come and learn how! At 2:30 p.m., celebrated actor, author, and Zen Buddhist priest Peter Coyote will walk us through one of his favorite pastimes: making jams at home. Peter will demonstrate his favorite tricks of the trade and jam-making secrets, while providing recipes, in an entertaining and passionate demonstration of his favorite creations: Pear Ginger Jam, Plum

Vanilla Jam and Plum Cardamom Jam. Finishing off the day at 4 p.m. is Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures. His demonstration, “Building an Earthen Oven for Your Backyard,” will lead you through a step-by-step tutorial of how to construct a small cob oven using fire bricks, local earth, and sand and straw. Miguel will include a handson and feet-on demo, which you can apply to your own backyard oven. Sunday, DIY activities will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with Michael J. Thiele, creator of Apis Arborea. Michael will teach you how to build a natural log beehive, and you’ll also learn about the innovative ways of apiculture and how to create and provide an ideal nesting habitat for honeybees. You’ll get hands-on experience with the first phase of hive building and inspiration to build your own bee sanctuary at home. At 1 p.m., Mindy Wright, owner of The Goat Farm, will lead you through a step-by-step demonstration of how to make a batch of cold-process soap from

scratch, using honey, Gravenstein apples, and oatmeal. Topics will include: the ingredients and tools needed for the soap-making process and instructions on how to safely work with sodium hydroxide at home. Recipes and samples will be available for DIY participants. At 2:30 p.m., Gabe Jackson of The Beverage People will guide you through the basics of DIY cider, including processes, materials, sanitation, and basic home lab testing. Get ready for plenty of interaction with ripe apples. As a bonus, he will show you how to make cyser, a delicious ferment of apple juice and honey. Gabe will have some on hand for tasting! Concluding the DIY presentations will be Nik Dyer, of Permaculture Artisans. At 4 p.m., Nik will teach you how easy it can be to grow your own mushrooms using a small space and low-tech methods. Nik will take the mystery out of mycology and home mushroom cultivation. Everyone will leave the workshop with a mini-mushroom farm and a handout of methods and resources.

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Treat your taste buds at the Artisan Tasting Lounge By Lauren Bowne Artisan Tasting Lounge Manager estled behind the Information Booth under the shade of a lovely oak, you will find the Artisan Tasting Lounge. There you can sip and taste local specialties and meet the producers who make Sonoma County a beacon of imagination and innovation in the specialty food and beverage business. This year’s Lounge features returning favorites and new artisanal producers to tempt and tantalize your palate. Try a variety of hard ciders made from heirloom and cider apples as well as the famous Gravenstein, now a member of the Slow Food Ark of Taste. Cidermakers include Ethic, Eye Cyder, Goat Rock, Golden State, Sawhorse, and Tilted Shed (who is releasing a special GAF-labeled cider exclusively for the fair). Returning wineries like Virginia Dare and Old World Winery will be pouring both ciders and specialty wines that they’ve developed. This year we have fabulous new participants Bohème, Furthermore,

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GAF File photo EXTRA TASTES — Premium select wines, hard ciders and local spirits will be paired with local artisan cheeses,small plates and confections in this year’s Tasting Lounge. Hobo, and Square Peg pouring their amazing local wines. Mixology buffs will be excited for tastes from Graton Distilling and Spirit Works as well as a delectable apertiva from Jardesca. New to the Lounge this year is Petaluma-based Barber Lee Spirits, who will be pouring tastes alongside Lala’s, who uses their whiskey to make a whiskey-infused apple butter. Nonalcoholic sips include North

Coast Organic apple juice and Biotic Beverages’ kvass. Local breweries include Moonlight, Seismic, Shady Oak, and Woodfour. We are so lucky in our county to have stellar artisan cheese producers such as Tomales Farmstead, who’ll be serving their delicate goat and sheep milk cheeses, and William Cofield, who will be serving their English-style hard cheeses.

This year, we are fortunate to have fellow nonprofit, the California Artisan Cheese Guild, all day on Sunday representing local cheesemakers Cowgirl Creamery, Moonside Creamery, and Valley Ford Cheese Company. Try these cheeses on Nightingale Breads’ baguettes or alongside the lovely jams and pickles from the Flatbed Farm pantry. Rounding out the offerings are bites from returning favorites Handline, Papas and Pollo, and the Union Hotel. Chef/author Michele Anna Jordan will again be cooking up innovative bites using local ingredients. Stemple Creek Ranch will sample their famous grass-fed jerky. This year, we welcome new chef Jamilah Nixon of Joy Bunaglow, who cooks up creative Asian-inspired dishes. And MonteBellaria will also be sharing their wonderful Sonoma blend olive oil. To satisfy your sweet tooth, FARM Chocolate, Petaluma Toffee Company, and Sola Bee will be serving their delectable treats. Tickets for this enchanting venue are $20 (in addition to GAF admission) and can be purchased on site or online in advance.

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Grapes given special place at Apple Fair — a Wine Tent hile Sonoma County Farm Trails is the founding organization of the Gravenstein Apple Fair, it takes many ag partners each year to bring together many other elements of the region’s agricultural heritage, offerings, and personalities. A key partner is Sonoma County Winegrowers, another local memberdriven nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of local farmers, their land, and premium products. Many local farm families are memebrs of both organizations as well as the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, another GAF sponsor. This year, Winegrowers is sponsoring the fair’s Wine Tent and Garden. They will offer a wide selection of Sonoma County wines for tasting and purchase. Staff and growers will be on hand to offer

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information on their sustainability program and goals, vineyard management practices, and the various soil types in Sonoma County vineyards.Sonoma County

“The Gravenstein Apple Fair is one of my favorite events in Sonoma County, showcasing the diversity of local agriculture with lots of fun food, wine, local artisans, and apples,

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POPULAR POURS — The Sonoma County Winegrowers Wine Tent and Garden is located in the center of the Gravenstein Apple Fair.

of course,” said Winegrowers President Karissa Kruse. “The Sonoma County Winegrowers is proud to partner each year with the Farm Trails on this event and support our farmers in bringing together our community and sharing our stewardship of the land.” Winegrowers has 1,800 grape grower members, most of them smaller growers with 80% having vineyards 20 acres or smaller. The organization has pledged to become the world’s first totally sustainable wine region. Winegrowers’ definition of sustainability includes land stewardship, social impacts, and economic contributions to the industry and local community. As of December 2018, 89% of the vineyard acreage in Sonoma County has been certified through a sustainability program. Individual pours are $6 for wine, beer and ciders. A souvenir glass is available for $3. All alcohol tickets are sold at a red and white striped ticket booth centered in the fair grounds. Alcohol sales end at 5:00 p.m.

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Drink locally at the Apple Fair’s Craft Cider Tent By Darlene Hayes Craft Cider Tent Coordinator s residents of Sonoma County, we are blessed with a world of agricultural abundance at our doorsteps. We can drive through the western part of the county in spring and see a world awash in pink and white apple blossoms, or cruise through the Dry Creek Valley in fall as vineyards are aflame with the colors of the turning leaves. Over the years, there have been some profound shifts in what crops are grown here, of course. As recently as 50 years ago, there was significant acreage devoted to all manner of things — pears, walnuts, plums, cherries, peaches, quince, and berries — for Sonoma County was a veritable fruit cocktail of a

making cider in Sonoma County and the three counties that touch its borders. All of them use locally grown apples in at least some of their cider. You can usually tell by reading the label, and if that isn’t clear, ask someone at the store or restaurant that carries it. And if they don’t know, well, shouldn’t they? Better yet, spend some time in the Craft Cider Tent at the Gravenstein Apple Fair. All of the ciders poured there, 16 in total, will have been made with apples grown within 100 miles of where you will be standing. If you find one you love, you’ll probably be able to buy it at the Craft Cider Tent’s sponsor, Oliver’s Market. And if not, we’ll be able to tell you where you can. By picking a locally made cider, made from locally grown apples, you are not just supporting a business run by one of your neighbors, though that’s a fabulous thing in and of itself. You are creating even bigger ripples through the local economy and showing that you value diversity — not just social diversity, but agricultural diversity.

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place. Times and tastes change, though, and Sonoma County’s farmers have had to change, too. Farmers have to be a pragmatic bunch; they have mortgages, medical bills, and kids to put through school, just like the rest of us. They’ve got to grow something that we, the changeable public, want to buy and at a price we are willing to pay. As consumers, we are not always aware of the impact that our buying choices have on the folks who produce what we eat and drink. But whether we acknowledge it or not, there is a direct relationship between what we put in our shopping carts and, the livelihood of the person who made it or grew it. In Sonoma County, we do sort of get that, for we have embraced the idea of farm-to-table restaurants and eating local. But doesn’t it then follow that we should embrace “drinking local, as well? That’s pretty easy to do with wine, of course, but it turns out that it’s just as easy to do with cider if you’re willing to be even a little curious. There are roughly 20 companies


Soma Rosa Farms, North Coast Organic stages will offer 15 performances rom cowboy tunes to gospel choirs and upbeat rhythm, there will be no shortage of stellar sounds at the Gravenstein Apple Fair’s two music stages. Soma Rosa Farms, whose mission is to promote sustainable cannabis agriculture, sponsors the larger stage that will host two days’ of heart-pumping, soul-soothing music. Saturday kicks off with the smooth sounds of the salsa group Batacha, followed by local favorite Solid Air performing their brand of Americana. Sonoma County’s own Burnside band of musician-farmers will then take the stage, playing their signature roots jams. The afternoon will wrap up with San Francisco’s Midtown Social, a powerful ensemble that offers moving sets of retro-soul. Sunday begins, as it should, with soulstirring gospel, first with Sebastopol’s Love Choir blessing the crowd with their swaying set, followed by the praise-worthy and uplifting Sons of the Soul Revivers. GAF favorite Gator Nation returns with their Cajun-zydeco offerings, then Left Coast string band Hot Buttered Rum takes the stage with their progressive bluegrass act. North Coast Organic, the last Sonoma County apple cannery, sponsors the more intimate stage hosting a bevy of talented singer/songwriters. Saturday’s lineup rolls out with the rollicking Sourdough Slim Duo; then the Blue Summit Band infuses the audience with their hallmark blues vibes. Next is Bicicletas Por La Paz, a large ensemble serving up Latin circus funk. Sunday starts with French Oak Gypsy Band and their “wild-around-the-edges” experience. Then hitting the stage is Twang Ditty featuring old school country crooners. Headlining the afternoon is FulaMuse, whose ecsatic grooves and songbird voices will surely open your heart and move your feet. And as is tradition, the day — and the fair — will go out with a bang and clang, as the epic brass-and-beats marching band Hubbub Club parades throughout the grounds, bidding fairgoers adieu, until next year.

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Midtown Social performs Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on the Soma Rosa Farms Stage.

Saturday, August 17 TIME ................. ACT / EVENT ..............................................................STAGE 10:30 a.m..........Batacha .......................................................Soma Rosa Stage 11:30 a.m. ........Sourdough Slim Duo................................... North Coast Stage 12:30 p.m..........Solid Air ....................................................... Soma Rosa Stage 1:30 p.m............Blue Summit Band ...................................... North Coast Stage 2:30 p.m............Burnside ......................................................Soma Rosa Stage 3:30 p.m............Bicicletas Por La Paz.................................. North Coast Stage 3:30 p.m............Ali and Warren Mann/ Mini Music ........ Life on the Farm Stage 4:30 p.m. ..........Midtown Social ............................................ Soma Rosa Stage 18 -Gravenstein Apple Fair 2019 Program

Sunday, August 18 TIME ................. ACT / EVENT ..............................................................STAGE 10:00 a.m..........Love Choir ..................................................Soma Rosa Stage 11:00 a.m..........French Oak Gypsy Band.............................North Coast Stage 12:00 p.m..........Sons of the Soul Revivers ...........................Soma Rosa Stage 1:00 p.m............Twang Ditty..................................................North Coast Stage 2:00 p.m............Gator Nation.................................................Soma Rosa Stage 3:00 p.m............FulaMuse.....................................................North Coast Stage 4:00 p.m............Hot Buttered Rum ........................................Soma Rosa Stage 5:30 p.m............Hubbub Club................................................Soma Rosa Stage


Fair favorites and newcomers enrich this year’s musical lineup

Sonoma County locals Burnside perform on the Soma Rosa Stage at 2:30 on Saturday

Bicicletas Por La Paz will liven up the North Coast Organic Stage on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Batacha, 10:30 a.m. on Sat.

The Sourdough Slim Duo, 11:30 a.m. on Sat.

FulaMuse perform on the North Coast Organic Stage at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday

Twang Ditty takes over the North Coast Organic Stage on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Gator Nation visit the fair again on Sunday at the Soma Rosa Farms Stage

French Oak Gypsy Band opens the North Coast Organic Stage on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Life on the Farm hosts rockstar farmers fighting climate change By Tiana Doht Life on the Farm Coordinator ife on the Farm hosts rockstar farmers fighting climate change, indigenous foods, eco-friendly farming, goat milking, sheep shearing, and lots of your favorite farm critters. These are a few treats in store for you at the Life on the Farm Arena, sponsored by the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Climate change and foodrelated health are hot topics, and farmers practicing sustainable and regenerative agriculture are at the forefront of transitioning into a more positive future. As

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the Gravenstein Apple Fair celebrates this year’s “Farmers Forever” theme, Life on the Farm showcases some of our innovative local farmers sharing stories and tips on what they do best. Our presenters are about more than producing healthy, locally — grown food — they go to great lengths to create a positive ecological impact. Visit us to get pro tips on eco-friendly and humane practices while getting up close and personal with our furry and feathered farm friends. The Bird Rescue Center starts us off on Saturday morning highlighting the importance of raptors on the farm and what we can do to help ourselves by supporting them (10:45 a.m.). Sarah Keiser of Wild Oat Hollow rotationally grazes her goats and sheep to promote animal and land health alike. She’ll be sharing her trade Continued on next page


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secrets on raising backyard goats on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., the Tribal Youth Ambassadors of Santa Rosa’s California Indian Museum and Cultural Center will talk about indigenous food sovereignty and their work re-introducing the acorn into the diet. Next, food consultant and local food systems advocate Clark Wolf will interview indigenous scholars and activists Melissa K. Nelson, Ph.D., and Maya Harjo on their advocacy work with Native American food systems and communities (Sat. 1:30 p.m.). Melissa is the Executive Director of The Cultural Conservancy, an indigenous rights organization. Maya, an organic gardener and educator, is dedicated to revitalizing traditional food pathways and sustainable agriculture practices. Behind the scenes of our sheep shearing demos (Saturday and

farmers and ranchers sharing their experiences from the field: Ellen Cavalli of Tilted Shed Ciderworks, Caiti Hachmyer of Red H Farm, Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi of Casari Ranch, Farm Trails legend Phebe Sorenson, and Daniele Strawn of JoLee Blooms (Sun. 1:30 p.m.). Franchesca Duval of Alchemist Farm runs her hatchery on 100% renewable energy and will speak on keeping chickens to reduce carbon footprint at home (Sunday 2:30 p.m.). Festivities for the kiddos will kick into high gear with Sourdough Slim’s storytelling and rope tricks (Sat. 2:30 p.m.), Mini Music’s Ali and Warren Mann (Sat. 3:30 p.m.), and a singalong with Mr. Music (Sunday 3:30 p.m.). Stop by the Life on the Farm Arena anytime to visit some of cutest and cuddliest critters the farm has to offer — Leland Street Country Club is bringing mini horses, goats, piglets, and more.

Sunday at 4:30 p.m.), Joe Pozzi’s lambs are 100% pasture-raised, and their wool is sold to natural bedding companies throughout the United States and Canada. Gowan Batist of Fortunate Farm works closely with her community to convert potential waste streams into nutritious food, and will show off her dazzling wool-spinning skills following the sheep shearing on Saturday. On Sunday, be sure to arrive early to catch Marlys Green and her llamas kicking things off onstage at 10:45 a.m. Next, the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Center will talk about our wild animal neighbors as part of an integrated, symbiotic system on the farm and in our neighborhoods (Sun. 11:30 a.m.). You won’t want to miss the goatmilking demo with Scott Bice of Redwood Hill Farm at 12:30 p.m. Our farmer panel moderated by Clark Wolf features a smattering of trailblazing

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Open competition awaits at the 2019 version of Ag Games his year American Ag Credit is sponsoring Ag Games, the exciting field game venue at the Apple Fair, which includes an array of all-day games and activities for families. The Young Farmers and Ranchers will be running the popular and precious Tractor Pedal Pull activity for kids all day both days, and CAFF/Farmers Guild will be presenting their acclaimed Ag Games, now in its 6th year. CAFF/Farmers Guild Director Evan Wiig invites all to join: “Come hay bale tossers, come watermelon seed-spitters, come squash bowling extraordinaires to the 6th annual Ag Games, hosted at the Gravenstein Apple Fair.

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Power, and hoping to get even closer to zero waste. Here are some of the ways the Gravenstein Apple Fair is becoming one of the greenest events in the state: Reducing — Vendors have agreed to choose earth-friendly serviceware. No bottled water will be sold. Guests are encouraged to drink free ďŹ ltered water from fountains provided by Tony Pagliaro of Sonoma Water Services, or to bring or purchase reusable water bottles to ďŹ ll at the fountains. Commemorative, reusable beverage glasses will be sold at cost. Reusing — Food waste goes to local pigs. Unsold food suitable for humans is collected from vendors by Sonoma Food Runners and donated to food pantries. Under the guidance of Sonoma Compost/Renewable Sonoma, paper and plant materials are composted. Vendors are not allowed to use

so-called “compostableâ€? plastics as they contain a chemical not allowed in organic compost. Recycling — Consistent with the latest guidelines from Recology, our local waste hauler, all glass and plastics larger than 4 inches are recycled. Education — Green Team volunteers answer questions, provide recycling guides, and assist visitors at the ecostations. Transportation — Bus, bike, walk, shuttle — guests are encouraged to make their way to the fair in the most energy eďŹƒcient way possible. This year, Sports Basement is staďŹƒng a valet bike parking station at the entrance to GAF, and cyclists will receive a $3 discount o of admission. Together, we can make a dierence. Please stop by the ecostations to say “Hiâ€? to the volunteers. Shelley Brown and Alan Siegle are with Sonoma Compost / Renewable Sonoma.

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