Roy doing some Old-Wolrld Style Haying in Sonoma County, California

Old-World Style Haying

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Roy and farm-hand Zeb put up hay by hand this year. This required mowing, raking, and stacking the hay in the fields. Although last year Roy cut all our hay with a hand scythe, this year we advanced to a tractor-powered 1950’s sickle-bar mower. This allows much, much faster cutting…

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Apple pressing with the Sonoma Land Trust

Apple Pressing with the Sonoma Land Trust

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On Sunday, September 13, 2015, Slow Food Russian River did  some apple pressing with the Sonoma Land Trust. We brought apple cider pressing, apple cider, and local cheese to a Sonoma Land Trust event. It was celebration of the restoration of the stone barn at Glen Oaks Ranch, on Hwy 12, in the heart of the Sonoma...
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Moving Mary

Moving Mary

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We are continuing the process of downsizing our production in order to accomplish some of our goals, such as building an agritourism vacation rental to generate income, and to build ourselves a place to live so we can stop paying rent.  As part of this plan, we have leased out…

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A Proclamation of the City Council Proclaiming August 2015 as Gravenstein Apple Month

Proclamation of the City Council of Sebastopol Proclaiming August 2015 as Gravenstein Apple Month

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Slow Food Russian River is honored by this Proclamation dated August 4th, 2015 of the City Council of Sebastopol Proclaiming August 2015 as Gravenstein Apple Month, which we publish here verbatum. ****** Whereas, the Gravenstein Apple is recognized as a special and endangered heirloom variety that plays an important role in the…

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