Yolo Land Trust event welcomes community to celebrate the bounty of Yolo County

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On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Yolo Land Trust will once again host their annual A Day in the Country event. A Day in the Country is a tasting event of food donated by Yolo County farms and ranches, prepared by over 20 chefs from restaurants from throughout northern California.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of A Day in the Country, the Yolo Land Trust’s signature farm-to-fork fundraiser. Born from an idea to spread the word about the newly established Land Trust, the first event saw the board of directors inviting non-farming folks to meet with local farmers on a Sunday afternoon at the Hays Truck Museum in Woodland. Each director brought a tray of hors d’oeuvres made with local ingredients. From this humble beginning, A Day in the Country was born.

Today, the event involves more than twenty of the region’s top chefs who prepare dishes for over 500 guests made from food donated by local farms. Yolo County wineries and breweries pour tastings of wine, beer and cider and farms and ranches provide tastings of honey, olive oil, tomatoes and more.

Many of the region’s chefs return year after year. This year restaurants from Sacramento include Biba, Canon, Hawks, Mulvaney’s B&L, and The Waterboy; Bay Area restaurants include Bull Valley Roadhouse, Chez Panisse, Oliveto, and Zuni Café; and from Woodland we welcome Cobram Estate, Kitchen 428 and Savory Café.

The historic River Garden Farms in Knights Landing will host the 2019 A Day in the Country on Sunday, Sept. 8th, from 3-6 p.m. Music will be provided by Lucy’s Bones, a local one-man band fronted by Alan Spilkin. Lucy’s Bones performs regularly in Woodland at Father Paddy’s, Morgan’s and Blue Note, and played recently at WineFest 2019 in Davis and the 2019 Taber Ranch Twilight Picnic in Capay Valley. Lucy’s Bones performs a mix of oldies and rock favorites.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s A Day in the Country. Past events have sold out, so sponsors and those seeking tickets are encouraged to make arrangements early. To become a sponsor, to purchase tickets or for general information visit our website at www.TheYoloLandTrust.org or contact Tiffany Loveridge at 530-662-1110.

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The Yolo Land Trust is the only nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve Yolo County lands.  For the last 30 years, the Yolo Land Trust has helped landowners place permanent conservation easements on over 66 family farms throughout Yolo County.

The Yolo Land Trust is conserving “Our Lands. Our Future.”

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