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Fowl Food Faire, silent auction kick off Tour de Cluck

"The Rooster that Devoured Cleveland" by Sacramento artist David Lobenberg is one of many pieces of chicken-, barnyard- and bicycle-themed art that will be offered at the Tour de Cluck silent auction Saturday. It runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Courtesy photo

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From page A9 | May 25, 2012 |

Tickets for Tour de Cluck, a backyard chicken coop crawl by bicycle, are sold out, but you can still get your cluck on at the Fowl Food Faire and other events on Saturday.

The food faire runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Guests will enjoy egg and chicken eats aplenty, offered by Davis Farmers Market vendors, including omelets, breakfast sandwiches, quiche, breakfast pizzas, chicken wraps, chicken curry, chicken tamales and chicken sausages.

Free copies of egg and chicken recipes from “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” also will be available.

The Tour de Cluck kickoff is from 9 to 10 a.m. on the north steps of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Third and B streets. Hosted by Claire Black Slotton and emceed by Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, the Courage to Cluck competition invites all comers to cluck, squawk and cock-a-doodle-do for an appreciative crowd.

Those who pre-registered for the Tour de Cluck will be able to pick up a schedule and their tickets, visit a flock of chickens at the Central Park Gardens and enjoy valet bicycle parking hosted by Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board.

With 90 percent of the tour visitors riding their bicycles on the coop loop, this service has been a huge hit, organizers said.

Art and other items following the chickens, barnyards and bicycles theme will be up for bids at the Tour de Cluck art exhibit and silent auction, which takes place in a tent on the Central Park green. Among the artists participating are Marie Therese Brown, Phil Gross, David Lobenberg and Susan Shelton. All proceeds benefit the Davis Farm to School Connection.

Other aptly themed items include everything from a Davis Ace chicken coop and a custom sitting for an oil painting offered by artist Jesse Pruet, to Terry Busse’s lovingly crafted recycled wool menopausal chickens, bedecked with pearls and pillbox hats.

Bids will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tour de Cluck T-shirts, posters and buttons also will be for sale in Central Park.

To satisfy your craving for learning, visit one of the Tour de Cluck Chicken Skool presenters. Skool offerings are featured on the plaza in Central Park, at the Davis High School ag barn on Oak Avenue and at chicken coops at Shepherds Close and davischicks.coop.

“The program teachers tour participants about essential practices that, when undertaken together, can have a significant impact on the health of our families, our community and the land,” a news release said.

Presenters include Farm Fresh to You, Modesto Milling Organic Feed, Davis Bicycles! and the Cool Davis Initiative as well as FFA and 4-H students.

Prefer your education to go? Enhance your library with a plethora of preferred poultry books at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. downtown, the official Tour de Cluck book shop.

If you ride the coop loop, don’t miss the Swann Electric Bicycles raffle tickets available free to visitors at the Coop of the Rising Sun and Rancho de Huevos coop. The grand prize Tour de Cluck tandem bicycle raffle tickets (only 200 printed) will be available until sold out. One lucky winner will take home the shiny red beauty donated by Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board.

For more information, visit tourdecluck.org and davisfarmersmarket.org.

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