Farmsteads Book Events in June

by Sarah Henry on June 2, 2016 · 0 comments

in farmers' markets,food books


So it’s been six weeks since the launch of Farmsteads of the California Coast.

It’s been an absolute whirlwind of positivity–who doesn’t enjoy delicious food, gorgeous photos, and a fabulous farmer backstory?

More on that soon. For now, a note about what’s happening in June.


Tonight, June 2, I’m delighted to attend a Women Leaders in Food and Agriculture event at the home of Haven Bourque in Oakland. Haven is an avid champion of the sustainable food movement in her communications work at haven b media.

She and fellow environmental advocate Kari Hamerschlag are the co-founders of an 80-member strong community of female food and farm activists, writers, and doers. These gals seasonally come together to share stories, experiences, and food, of course.

These gatherings bring together a great group of accomplished, smart ladies doing worthy work in their chosen fields.


Then, on June 18 you’ll find me on the SlowCoast, that’s the stunning stretch of land between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz.  The SlowCoast organization represents regional artists, farms and ranches, through pop-up stores in Pescadero, pictured, and elsewhere, including a 1950s silver airstream trailer at their Davenport location.

I’ll be in Davenport in the morning, as part of their summer solstice daylong event, chatting about Farmsteads and signing books.

There’s talk of using ingredients from each of the area’s farms featured in the book to create a mini pancake tasting, featuring Pie Ranch pancake mix, Swanton Berry jam, and Harley Farms Goat Dairy cheese. Yes, please.


A week later you’ll find me at the Marin Country Mart/Larkspur Landing Farmers Market at 11 a.m. on June 25.

Hosted by local bookstore Diesel, I’ll talk Farmsteads and point folks to two producers at the market–Pennyroyal Farm and Navarro Vineyards–who are also profiled in its pages.

Come. Eat, drink, be merry. Check out the book, say hi, pick up your produce. It’s a win-win-win.

Image hat tips: Farmsteads photos: Erin Scott. SlowCoast sighting: Paulette Philpott.  Diesel spotting: Dianne Jacob.


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