Agriculture + Environment

Winters Harvest Festival celebrates the season

By From page A4 | October 25, 2011

Local farmers, artisans, wineries and restaurants join to celebrate the fall season at the Winters Harvest Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Vendors will be on the first block of East Main Street in downtown Winters.

The event is presented by the Winters Chamber of Commerce and the Winters Healthcare Foundation to celebrate the producers of food, wine and crafts in the region.

Local farmers selling their products include Terra Firma Farms, organic produce and pistachios; Everything Under the Sun, organic dried fruits and vegetables, and fresh produce; Sean McNamara and Toby Hastings, Mish olive oil; Cloverleaf at Bridgeway Farms, organic okra, eggplant, tomatillos and peppers; Double R Ranch; Rominger Brothers Farms; Diane Madison, certified organic olive oil, olive oil scrub and hand salve, as well as D. Madison & Daughters jams and marmalades; Kats Ranch, chestnuts; and Kurt and Connie Balasek, Quinta del Sol olive oil.

Winters Future Farmers of America members will have pumpkins for sale just in time for Halloween. Pick up a coupon for a free, small pumpkin at the Winters Farm to School pumpkin-painting table.

Crafters will sell handmade candles, ceramics, aprons, children’s clothing and cards.

Local wineries and tasting rooms will have a featured wine available for purchase at the Winters Chamber of Commerce wine/beer booth. Featured are Berryessa Gap’s 2008 Zinfandel, Turkovich Family Wines’ Chardonnay, Julie le Pla 2010 Zinfandel, Route 3 2008 Syrah and Rominger West wines.

Several Winters restaurants will serve picnic dinner fare, and Miss Lonely Hearts will play live music.

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