Farm to table is more than a restaurant buzz word — it’s a frame of mind, and you don’t have to be a farmer or a chef to get in on the fun. The Napa Valley is home to some of the world’s best produce, some grown right here at the CIA, and in this chef demonstration, you’ll learn tips, tricks, and techniques to use the best of your farmers’ market finds to create meals that are full of flavor, rich in nutrients, and good for your community.
This class is in partnership with our CIA Farm Manager, Matthew Gunn, as we create seasonal dishes based on what is available in our garden and farm at the CIA. Each delivery, we will receive different items and create farm to table recipes with “market basket” ingredients so that you can experience the freshest version of our creativity!
For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite.
Learn about the birds flying through your farm and how they might be a benefit to your operation. Hear from and connect with innovative farmers, avian researchers, and other experts about practices that attract beneficial birds for pest control and manage pest birds. In addition, participate in a demonstration conservation planting and learn how this habitat can benefit your farm. You will gain valuable experience in planning for practices aimed at attracting beneficial birds and other natural enemies.
Registration is $20 and includes lunch and copies of Wild Farm Alliance’s Bird Booklet and Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ Birds in the Vineyard Best Practices.
For more information and to register, visit the Facebook event.
Free Market Friday
On the 2nd Friday of each month Napa Valley Health and Human Services Agency (in partnership with Community Action of Napa Valley, CANV) hosts a Free Market, with a variety of seasonal produce, OPEN TO EVERYONE. There are no eligibility requirements, but it is first-come first-serve. Please Bring a Reusable Bag. For more information, please call (707) 253-4279. Learn More.
Napa Farmers Market
The Napa Farmers’ Market is open! We continue to provide a celebration of community, world-class produce and artisan goods for which our beautiful region is known. Napa Farmers’ Market has more than 40 local farms throughout the season offering fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats, seafood and eggs from small regional farms, many are certified organic. For more information visit our website at https://napafarmersmarket.org/
The Market is home to Regional artisans, and gourmet food vendors featuring fresh bakery items, honey, cheeses, and jams. Chef Demonstrations, Children’s Activities and More…EBT & WIC Accepted
Shake off those winter blues and join us for the newest addition to our Culinary Competition series, our Chili Cookoff!
It’s game time at the CIA at Copia when local Bay Area chefs will be pitted against each other to see who is crowned chili champion! Warm your belly with chili samples during a walk-around tasting in our state-of-the-art kitchen, then vote for your favorite!
During the competition, fun snacks will be available to pair with the chilis (think Fritos), and we’ll be selling delicious beers to help wash it all down.
For more information and to register, visit CIA at Copia’s website.
The Local Food Advisory Council’s special meeting is Monday, March 25th, from 4pm to 6pm at the UCCE meeting room, 1710 Soscol Avenue. The Council will discuss subcommittee progress.