San Jose CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
There will be something for foodies, families, and nature lovers at Santa Clara County Open Space Authority’s Coyote Valley Family Farm Feast on Saturday, May 11, including locally grown food prepared by top Bay Area chefs, area growers, live music, and fun activities. The free daylong event features Michelin-star chef Salvatore Calisi of Odeum in Morgan Hill, chef Maurice Errol Dissels of Birk’s, Bruce Haller of 152 Burger Co., Carlos Canada of Flea Street Café, Laura Stec of Laura Stec-Innovative Cuisine, Wes Matthews of Rock Bottom Brewery, Anthony Jimenez of The Table, and Anna Pizzo of Zona Rosa.
“The Family Farm Feast highlights the connection between healthy land and healthy communities and the value of preserving our local farms to the quality of life here in the Valley,” said Andrea Mackenzie, General Manager for the Open Space Authority. “The Feast will also introduce communities to our Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, a new 348-acre preserve in South Santa Clara County that will open in 2014.”
The event is hosted by the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority as well as the Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Museums of Los Gatos. Bay Area Parent and Green Waste Recovery Inc. are sponsors of this family-friendly event. The Family Farm Feast is a green, zero-waste event with free admission and parking.
"The Family Farm Feast promises to be one of the culinary events in South County this year,” said Stec, who brought together the chefs and growers. “The event features talented chefs working with area farmers to create delicious culinary delights. The Santa Clara Valley has a strong agricultural tradition, so it’s fitting for South County to take its rightful place in the farm-to-table movement.”
Chef Laura Stec is a chef, educator, and author, specializing in environmentally friendly food production and consumption. She co-authored “Cool Cuisine - Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming,” which focuses on eating a diet that includes fewer animal products and processed foods and more fresh, organic, seasonal, and locally grown foods for better health – both for humans and the planet.
The day includes all-natural ice cream making, food demonstrations by the chefs, games, and nature hikes. Entertainment will be provided by award-winning singer/songwriter Andy-Z, the Cornish-Lauder Bluegrass Band, and the Mariachi Band, as well as other performing artists.
Local growers and food producers on hand include B & T Farms, Chiala Farms, Coke Farms, Cloud 9 Olive Oil, Gilroy Demonstration Garden, Morris Grassfed Beef, Paicines Ranch, Sunday Honey Bees, Uesugi Farms, Uvas Gold Apiary, Veggielution, and Welten Family Farms. In addition, Barefoot Coffee will offer specialty drinks, and Columbia Gorge Organic is donating organic bottled fruit juice for the event.
The Coyote Valley Family Farm Feast will be on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, located at 550 Palm Avenue in Morgan Hill. The event is free, but registration is required. Attendees can visit Transit and Trails to help plan their travel to the event.