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Celebrate Life on a Slow Day in Apple Country

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$45 – $50
A Slow Day in Apple Country

Celebrate Life on a Slow Day in Apple Country

Slow Food Russian River invites you to a slow day in apple country. Enjoy our Apple Country lifestyle.

September 10, 10am – 2pm
Luther Burbank Experiment Farm & Devoto Orchards
Sebastopol, CA

Proceeds of this event will fund trips for low-income school children to our Community Apple Press.

Get Your Tickets for Slow Day in Apple Country

• Press your own apple juice. Savor the luxurious smell of fresh apples as you press your own juice at the Slow Food Community Apple Press at the historic Luther Burbank Experiment Farm.

• Taste artisan hard ciders and learn from the cider makers. Travel a short distance from Luther Burbank Experiment Farm to Devoto Orchards, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse apple farms in Sonoma County. Learn about hard cider with Jolie Devoto-Wade of Golden State Cider Co. and Ellen Cavalli of Tilted Shed Ciderworks.

• Savor a locally-sourced Farm-to-Table Lunch made with the bounty of local farms prepared by one of Sonoma County’s favorite chefs, Matt Fidler (gluten free and vegetarian options at checkout).

Remember Lucy’s on the plaza? Remember how good the food was? Matt Fidler was one of the chefs at the heart of Lucy’s.

The menu includes:

• Mesquite and Applewood Roasted Porchetta featuring pork grown in Sonoma County
• Roasted apples and spiced pears
• Mixed grilled vegetables, including the great thrill of life – torpedo onions
• Fresh herbed corn spoon bread
• Heirloom tomato, cuke, and bean Panzanella
• The truly fabulous and amazing apple crisp by Dominique’s Sweets, with ice cream

• Take a walking tour of the farm in the dappled shade of Devoto Orchards led by farmer, Jolie Devoto-Wade.

Our Cidermakers

Tilted Shed Ciderworks

Ellen Cavalli and Scott Heath

We started Tilted Shed Ciderworks in 2011 out of an obsessive love for cider.

All of our apples are organically grown within 35 miles of our cidery, primarily in west Sonoma County.  At our Sebastopol farm, we have planted 100 varieties of traditional cider apples and perry pears—a pomological research station on the edge of the Pacific.

As cider evangelists, we are devoted to making ciders of individuality, integrity, artistry, and elegance. It’s thrilling to explore our unique terroir and the transformative powers of fermentation, and experience how our ciders shapeshift over time. We hope you’ll find our ciders to be a beautiful revelation of what the apple can do.

Devoto Orchad Cider

Jolie Devoto-Wade and Hunter Wade

Our story begins in 2012 on a small organic apple farm in Northern CA. We moved back to the family farm and started fermenting small batches of cider. These small batches soon became a full time job and Devoto Orchard’s Estate Cider was born.

Two short years later, the farm could no longer supply enough apples to sustain the growing demand for their cider, so we scoured the entire west coast for top quality fruit.

Our deep love for crisp apples, craft beverages, and the outdoors, inspired them to create a new canned craft cider born from the ideals and lifestyle of the pacific coast. And so, Golden State Cider was born.

Our Funded Project

Slow Food Russian River brings school classes to the Community Apple Press at the Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experiment Farm in Sebastopol. Many of these school children have never visited a farm or worked together to create an edible product.

The cost of bringing one class of 30-35 children to the press is about $400.

Included in the ticket price for this event is a donation with which we pay

• for busses so school classes can come juice at the press
• for the apples supplied by local farmers
• for containers so they can bring juice home for their family


September 10, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$45 – $50


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Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Experiment Farm
7777 Bodega Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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