Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Festivities!

Hello everyone!

Wanted to do a little post about some upcoming Slow Food festivities! Sorry to not be around much for the last month!

First and foremost, we want to invite you to our annual Apple Press! This is a great event--bring apples and containers for cider, and an apple inspired potluck dish to share. We provide the venue and the cider press! Details are below.

What: Slow Food Yamhill County's 4th Annual Apple Cider Pressing and Competition Potluck
When: Sunday, October 16, 2011,  3:00 p.m. till dark
Where: Danny Browne's house at 845 SE Morgan Lane in McMinnville

We will have apple presses and grinders.  The apples will be washed, mixed, ground and pressed to be shared and enjoyed by all.
Please bring:  Apples to press and containers for your cider, A potluck dish to share.  Personal cup, plate, cutlery and a beverage.
Competition Potluck:  Bring an apple based potluck dish for any/all of the categories:  Appetizer, Main Dish and Dessert.
Prizes will be awarded in each category.
Send questions to Judi at valleycreekfarm@gmail.com.

Second, I wanted to give you a heads up about an upcoming book release and event! Have you long lamented the lack of a local-ingredients-focused cookbook specifically for our region? Look no more... Dishing Up Oregon, a title soon to be released by Storey Publishing features local farms, foods, restaurants, and products in a collection of mouthwatering recipes! Our very own Third Street Books will be hosting author Ashley Gartland for a book reading and signing this month! Details below.

What: Dishing Up Oregon book reading and signing
When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Third Street Books, downtown McMinnville

Event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Direct Questions to Third Street Books at 503.472.7786.

We hope to see you there.
Happy fall!