Celebrate Summer Sunflowers with downtown Woodland’s Swirl & Slice

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By Anya Perron-Burdick Special to the Express Take a walk through Downtown Woodland to support a good cause. Christy Hayes of Mojo’s Lounge and Kitchen428, is partnering with Yolo Farm to Fork to host the upcoming Swirl & Slice: Summer Sunflowers Food, Wine, and Beer Walk on Thursday, July 12th, 6-9 p.m.. Event sponsors include The DeMasi Group Real Estate Specialist, Mojo’s Lounge, InterWest Insurance and Monsanto’s Seminis Vegetable Seeds.

Tour Downtown Woodland restaurants and sample appetizers, wine and beer. Featured restaurants include Father Paddy’s featuring Matchbook Wine, Las Brasas, Uvaggio, Guinevere’s Cafe and Bistro featuring Alma de la Vina wine, House of Shah featuring Figueroa Brewing, El Charro, Blue Note Brewery, Chickpeas, Mojo’s Lounge, Bella Bean Coffee with Zest West Pastry, Kevin Cowan Investments with Savory Cafe, A Well Stocked Home serving Capay Valley Ranch Olive Oil and Local Inspirations with select Pure Honey samples.

Tickets are $25 and available at BrownPaperTickets.com or at Mojo’s Lounge, 428 1st St, Woodland, or $30 day of the event. Each ticket comes with a wine glass and a Downtown Dining Passport. Check in at Heritage Plaza (2nd & Main Streets, Woodland) 6-7 p.m. to register, buy day of tickets and collect your glass and passport.

The dinner will benefit Yolo Farm to Fork’s Dig In Yolo edible school garden program at Woodland Prairie Elementary. Through the Dig In Yolo program, Woodland Prairie students and teachers with guidance from their Volunteer Garden Coordinator, Susan Alves, will design and build their first edible school garden. In addition to growing fresh fruits and vegetables on campus, Woodland Prairie students and teachers with use the garden to get outside the classroom and teach engaging hands-on lessons in Science, Language Arts, Math, and History.

Yolo Farm to Fork, a private nonprofit organization, supports garden-centered and farm-based education for students. Yolo Farm to Fork programs bring farm-fresh food to school meals, while providing the real-life resources for kids to improve nutrition habits, fight obesity and integrate garden learning with classroom instruction while sustaining edible school gardens.

Ticket sales will be a tax-deductible donation to Yolo Farm to Fork. More information about the event and the programs it supports is available on the Yolo Farm to Fork website (www.yolofarmtofork.org) or on Facebook.

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