Tastes of the Santa Cruz Valley Workshop

posted Tuesday, April 22, 2008        

Tastes of the Santa Cruz Valley Workshop, Desert Diamond Casino, Saturday May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This heritage foods workshop will bring together local food producers, restaurants, restaurant organizations, food co-ops, groceries, farmers markets, seed banks, conservation farms, food banks, related non-profits and the general public to plan the development of a local farm-to-chef network and a regional food brand, as well as educate the community about the rich history of heritage foods in the Santa Cruz Valley. Cost is $25, seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration fee covers materials for the workshop, a copy of the heritage foods directory when published, and a special lunch featuring heritage foods, provided by Agave restaurant with a presentation by Jim Griffith and a Regional Branding presentation by Gary Nabhan of UA Southwest Center. Open to the Public – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Informational exhibits by participants; Wine samples; Book vendors (local cookbooks, food histories, etc.); Food sampling (restaurants featuring local foods, independent vendors, etc.)

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