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Davis Farmers Market Releases Cookbook

davis farmers marketVoted one of the best farmers markets in California, the Davis Farmers Market has released the revised edition of their award-winning The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook by Ann M. Evans.

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook celebrates America’s favorite farmers market’s 40th anniversary year. Author and market co-founder Ann M. Evans invites you to shop and cook through the seasons in vibrant Davis, California. The forward by restaurateur Alice Waters of Chez Panisse highlights the importance and fun of shopping at a farmers market and the model role of the Davis Farmers Market. more

The Seka Hills Story: Building A Brand

13247891_1075591832500325_8551636284706091626_oWalking into the Seka Hills tasting room, nestled in the heart of the verdant Capay Valley, you get a clear sense of prosperity and welcome. The wide-open room with smooth wooden floors, comfortable lounging chairs, tasteful retail displays, and modern bar front all blend handsomely together, complemented by views into the adjacent olive mill.

And the scent of the mill crushing what will soon be Seka’s highly-rated olive oil perfumes the air. During this time of year, you can watch as the mill’s employees keep hard at work in the background—part of the unique charm of this Yolo County attraction. You can taste wine and olive oil, enjoy a variety of events, relax inside or outdoors on the spacious patio and lawns. more

Top Ten Reasons to Come to the Hoes Down

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Summer for most farms in this area is the busiest time. Produce is growing rapidly and the summer bounty is thick. Everyone is rushing around to complete his or her work from sunup to sundown. I love everything that the summer brings from tomatoes and melons to finally getting to swim in Cache Creek. However the fall is my favorite time of year. There is delicious acorn squash and chard, but also everything slows down for just a moment.  The Hoes Down Harvest Festival, October 1 & 2,  is the last big hurrah to say goodbye to summer and hello to the fall. Here are ten reasons why you should join us in ushering in the new season: more

Cheers to Yolo’s Wine Scene

turkovichtastingroomIt’s California Wine month and Yolo County has a ton of award winning wines, amazing tasting experiences and vineyards right in our own backyard. We’re here to share a fantastic article Evan Ream wrote for the Davis Enterprise about Yolo’s wine scene. Keep reading for details and a huge thanks to Evan and The Davis Enterprise for letting us share this piece. more

Visit Yolo Presents Taste of Yolo

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An epic tasting event celebrating Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. The inaugural Taste of Yolo festival will take place June 10, 2017 in Central Park in Davis, CA. The festival, organized by Visit Yolo, is an epic tasting event celebrating Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. Visitors will be treated to a variety of food, drink and farm fresh products as they make their way through a virtual tour of Yolo County with separate sections representing the unique flavors of Davis, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento, Clarksburg and Capay Valley. more

A Farm to Table Family: Savory Cafe

restaurant ownersIf you’ve eaten at the Savory Café on Woodland’s revitalized Main Street, you’ve probably seen the hard-working and driven executive chef Toby Barajas popping in and out of the kitchen. And maybe you’ve had occasion to glimpse Juan’s wife Kristin’s strawberry blond head (containing extreme smarts but we’ll get to that later) surveying the operations. But almost definitely, if you’ve been to the Savory, you’ve heard Juan Barajas “the business brother” talking excitedly about food. more

Welcome To Beertopia

canstockphoto25522982 (2)With a half-dozen microbreweries producing insanely good craft beers—Eye of the Lager, anyone?—Yolo County is becoming one of California’s capitals of beer touring

“Beer,” Trent Yackzan says, “is an emotional beverage.”

Yackzan is sipping one of his beers at his Sudwerk Brewing Company in Davis. And it only takes one sip of Sudwerk’s Cascaderade IPA or Big DIPL to realize that he is right. Beer is an emotional beverage, and the emotions it stirs most strongly are happy ones. Joy, exhilaration, delight —it would take a million emoji’s to fully express the pleasure you feel when drinking a really good glass of beer. more

Fred Manas & The Best Peaches in the West

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Fred Manas is a rancher, in the fullest sense of the term. He grows and harvests good things to eat: a variety of fruits on 60 acres around Esparto, almost all of it sold on the premises, and Angus-Hereford cattle run in the fields and foothills of Napa and Yolo counties, which is processed and sold at his namesake meat market near town. He wears what suits him: jeans with a large tarnished buckle, stripped shirt with two pockets, cowboy boots that haven’t been polished since he bought them, and a hat no one else in the world could get away with wearing. more

Sunflower Fields Bloom in Yolo County

sunflower fieldSunflower’s have officially started to bloom in Yolo County. Each year as we approach sunflower season we get a ton of calls from visitors and locals looking to view these stunning fields. So this year we will be keeping you up to date on where you can see these beautiful blooming fields while they are in season. We will be updating our map on a weekly basis…if you see fields leave us a message on Facebook so we can update the map. Keep your eyes on our social media channels to be the first to know when the map is updated.

Don’t miss #SunflowerWatch2016 more

Wine Tasting in Winters

photo-1423483641154-5411ec9c0ddfWe asked long-time Sunset Magazine travel editor Peter Fish to visit Winters and tell us what he found there ~ here is his entertaining report.

HERE WE ARE, my wife and I, in downtown Winters, California, on a fine Saturday afternoon. On the sidewalk on Main Street, just outside Berryessa Gap Vineyards’ tasting room, a small sandwich board sign shares a profound piece of wisdom: WINE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER.

This day in Winters, we quickly learn the sign is correct. If your questions are: (A) how to spend a really fun afternoon; and (B) explore a very pretty downtown; and (C) meet interesting people, wine-tasting in Winters is always the answer. more

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