Strawberry Feasts at Glen Oak Ranch
Nothing provides the taste of early summer better than strawberries. Kick-off this summer, before the official start of summer, at the Slow Food Russian River Strawberry Feasts.
There are 100+ varietals of strawberries, but only a few are commercially available. The worldwide Slow Food movement aims to preserve the biodiversity of foodstuffs and to support local farmers. And Slow Food Russian River aims to to do this for our regional treasure, the Gravenstein apple, for Heritage Turkeys, and, now, for varietals of strawberries.
Taste the difference between a number of lesser known, locally grown varietals and enjoy Sonoma County beverages and delicious strawberry treats, while learning about the what? and how? of strawberries while relaxing at beautiful Glen Oaks Ranch.
Confirmed chefs include Susan Obuchowski, Dominique Cortara of Dominique’s Sweets, Rick Ferrari, and Amy Thyr.
Confirmed presenters include Elissa Rubin-Mahon of Artisan Preserves, and Roanne Kaplow of Wild Garden Farm.
Confirmed winemakers are Marc Krafft and Rachel Friedman of Orpheus Wines.
Confirmed poets include Jonah Raskin.
More details as this event firms up. But tickets are limited for this popular event.
Gates open: 2pm
Wildlife corridor slideshow: 2:30pm
House tour: 3pm
Strawberry Feasts Tasting and Presentations: 4pm to 5:30pm
Guided Hike: 5:30pm
Gates close: 7pm
These open days are an opportunity to enjoy a park-like preserve with established hiking trails and picnic areas for visitors. Join in the nature activities, learn about Sonoma Valley’s Wildlife Corridor, enjoy local foods, or picnic and walk the trails on your own, in addition to enjoying our featured events of the day.