To highlight the many goods produced right here in Colusa County, the fourth annual Farm to Fork dinner will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at the corner of Market and 10th streets in Colusa, this Thursday. 

Attendees of the event can enjoy food prepared with locally sourced ingredients while helping to  support the local farmers’ market and community organizations.

The dinner will raise money for nonprofits throughout Colusa County. 

Jennifer Diaz, event organizer, said the Farm to Fork Dinner started four years ago.

“It was established to be on the day of the Colusa Certified Farmers Market to raise awareness about the farmers market,” Diaz said. “We had a catch 22 on our hands – the vendors wanted more customers and the customers wanted more vendors.”

This years dinner will be a collection of many local food and wine merchants. 

“Local restaurants including Rocco’s, Market Street Grill, and the Refuge along with local cottage food license Lori’s California Pantry and Your Daily Bread cook the dinner using local and seasonal products for the event,” Diaz said. 

The ingredients and product lists for the dinner feature many local businesses including Organic Roots Olive Oil, Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, Premier Mushrooms Knaughty Farms Olive Oil, Rosita Ranch Eggs, Olam SVI cannery in Williams, J. Hieir Blackberries, Jeffreys Ranch Pecans, Bremmers Farm Apricots and Grindstone Winery. 

According to Diaz, many local businesses also sponsor the event, including Colusa Industrial Properties, Selover’s Paint and Auto Body, Colusa Casino, the Family Water Alliance, Merchant Bank of Commerce, US Bank, Changes Salon, Colusa Floor Covering, River Vista Farms, Ben’s Grass Fed Beef and Elle G. Photography.

Festivities will begin with a flag salute lead by the Colusa Veteran’s of Foreign War Color Guard and a blessing by Ernie Phelan.

A social hour with appetizers and wine will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. 

Admission includes appetizers, wine, bread and olive oil, dinner, entertainment and a few keepsakes. 

“The tote bags sponsored by Selover’s Paint and Auto Body – which we use as placemats – and our commemorative wine glasses are to be kept by the ticket purchasers along with any leftover olive oil and table centerpieces at the end of the event,” Diaz said.

Country rock singer and Yuba City native Amanda Gray will also perform during the evening dedicated to all things local. 

Anyone wishing to attend the dinner can still purchase tickets at the Colusa Chamber of Commerce or Colusa Industrial Properties for $50 each. Tickets are also available online at ww.ticketstripe.com/2019colusafarmtofork.

For those looking to take some of the delicious fare home, the Colusa Certified Farmer’s Market will be open from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. as well on Thursday. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Diaz at 415-994-9082.

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