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Local Farmers Highlight The Harvest Festival

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

The upcoming Harvest Festival in Sutter Creek will feature wines from ten local wineries and harvests from three Amador County farms. The farms will provide a “basket of ingredients” for Wine on 49 tasting rooms to create unique and delicious food pairings for award-winning wines.

Golden Acorn Farm is a small female owned farm located in Volcano. Owner Meagan Monaghan respects the animals, and uses humane practices to raise forest roaming heritage pork and pastured poultry. The animals are hand raised from birth and fed fermented and sprouted grains. Then the hogs are finished on acorns and walnuts, a process that has been cultivated over hundreds of years.

A love for unique varietals of fruit and a firm belief in environmentally friendly organic farming led owners Steve Wilensky and Pat Noll to start Humbug Creek Farm. The farm produces a wide variety of apples, plums, pears, grapes and fresh ciders. Humbug Creek Farm is proud that it became self sustaining after installing solar power large enough to run the farm and the cider mill!

In 2017 Tori and Dan Crawford married and started Upcountry Farms, an organic vegetable and flower farm. The farm is located on 2 acres in the heart of Amador County and grows over 50 varieties of flowers and vegetables. Upcountry Farms is committed to sustainable and organic farming techniques that enhance their soil, preserves the farms’ environment, and produces beautiful fresh produce for the Foothills region.

Join the Wine on 49 tasting rooms at The Harvest Festival on September 22nd to experience sweet and savory food pairings with delightful wines, live music, local craft vendors, and educational talks by informed local food and wine experts and local historians. You can purchase tickets here. Follow us on social media for the latest updates and pairings from each winery

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