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Combating Illegal Dumping Harvest Fair

You’ve all seen it: A ragged broken sofa, rusted appliance, mounds of torn trash bags overflowing with household garbage piled along the side of a road. It’s an unsightly mess, illegal and a major problem for property owners in rural Sonoma County. Here are some tips to prevent the nuisance on your own land. MORE

Tom Gore Honored for Dedication to Viticulture at the Harvest Fair

Some people are born with certain talents and instincts, Tom Gore is one of those people. Tom was born and raised in Alexander Valley where his father, Tom Sr., was a vineyard manager and partner in Vyborny Vineyard Management. MORE

Santa Rosa Farmers Market – Sonoma County’s True Original

The bounty of Sonoma County –and beyond – is on spectacular display every Wednesday and Saturday at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, which has been supplying homegrown fruits and veggies to local shoppers for the last 46 years. MORE

Tyler Klick Named Outstanding Young Farmer by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Tyler Klick literally stomped his first grapes at his family’s Lake County vineyard when he was just six years old. To take a break from their logging and lumber business in Mendocino County, each summer Klick and his family would spend time at their vineyard where they would take to wine making the old-fashioned way, with the kids being the premier grape stompers. MORE

Cooking with Laurie – Tequila Fuego Wrap Neve Flowers

Those of you who know me, know that I love FiRE…lighting food on fire at the dining table always seems to impress. This idea hit me like a lightning bolt…why not melt my cheese with FlAMiNG Tequila?! This recipe was created by me for the upcoming “First Annual World Wrapped Cooking Competition” held during the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. MORE

4-H Foundation BBQ Beats the Rain and Raises Record Revenues

Rain showers left organizers of the 4-H Foundation of Sonoma County’s BBQ and “Fun”draiser a bit bewildered for a time but miraculously the clouds parted and the sun came out, setting the stage for a fantastic event that raised more than $100,000 in net proceeds. MORE

Help for Property Owners with Unregistered Ponds in Sonoma & Marin Counties

This past year the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Division of Water Rights began the process of registering ponds on the north coast. Property owners in Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt and Napa counties were notified that as owners of surface water ponds they were required to register the pond for use or seek an appropriative water right. MORE

Petaluma Creamery Turns 100 and Still Keeps Churning

The venerable Petaluma Creamery, established in 1913 by a group of dairy farmers, has dutifully anchored the west side of downtown Petaluma for the last century, defining the town’s agricultural roots and serving as the economic engine for the Sonoma-Marin Dairy Belt. MORE

Sonoma County Fair’s Top Exhibitors Honored at Farm Bureau Foundation’s Awards Dinner Gold Cup

The Sonoma County Fair’s cream-of-the-crop took center stage at the Sonoma County 4-H and FFA Awards Dinner where Francesca Gambonini and Regina Pozzi, both of Petaluma, were named the outstanding Sonoma County Fair exhibitors for 2013. MORE

USDA Official Visits Neve Bros. in Petaluma to Gather Input about Trade and Farm Labor

A high-ranking official of the United States Department of Agriculture toured the Neve Brothers flower operation in Petaluma and other farm and food companies in Sonoma and Napa counties to discuss key issues including immigration reform, trade agreements and the buy-local movement. MORE

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