The Gravenstein Apple Fair is an eventuality we competence cruise attending during slightest once. The satisfactory and a Gravenstein apple are both singular to Sonoma County (almost), and were indeed lauded Aug. 2 in a New York Times food territory in a “Front Burner” story by Florence Fabricant headlined “A World War II Apple Stages a Comeback.”
While lots of Gravenstein orchards were ripped out for booze grapes and apple estimate plants were sealed and refilled with tech and cheese plants, immature farmers have replanted Gravensteins, that have been on Slow Food USA’s “Ark of Taste,” a catalog of “delicious and particular dishes confronting extinction,” according to a site.
This weekend’s Gravenstein Apple Fair is a possibility to ambience and squeeze all a Gravensteins we could presumably want.
And there will be DIY demos both days, even one with actor Peter Coyote creation jams during 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
There will also be loads of humanities and crafts vendors, and many plantation vendors. The latter includes Beekind Honey, Bohemian Farmers Collective, Casari Ranch, Dutton Ranch organic apples, Freestone Artisan Cheeses, Harmony Farm Supply, Leland Street Farms animals, North Coast Apple Products, Sonoma County Beekeepers Association on a scholarship and art of lifting sugar bees, a Goat Farm, and Walker’s Gravenstein Apples (where Sonoma Valley Unified School District gets propagandize lunch apples).
Among a food vendors will be Duskie Estes and John Stewart, before of flooded out Zazu Kitchen and Farm during a Barlow, with their Black Piglet lorry and BLTs, a black kale Caesar salad, kimchi frieds and pulled pig sandwiches; and a Farmer’s Wife, Kendra Kolling, of Kenwood, who will be creation her famous grilled cheese sandwiches, salads and ferments.
Many other food vendors will offer Greek food, ribs and chicken, apple pies and ice cream, apple cinnamon rolls, ice cream and popsicles, kettle corn, Pacific stone crab rolls, and “crab fries,” apple fritters and coffee, duck wraps, quinoa salad, Hawaiian shaved ice, Mommy Yammy’s Bulgarian food, Pomo grill bread, Indian tacos, venison chili, Pomo Pearls, and apple shortcake.
Ramen Gaijin, Rocker Oysterfeller’s Sebastopol Rotary and Sonoma Chocolatiers will all be there. Or, find a Sunshine Coffee Roasters, lemonade, organic sausages, burgers and brats, lemonade, a Whole Pie apple palm pies, and Willie Bird Turkey legs and sandwiches. And Golden State Cider and Lagunitas Brewing Company will offer their beverages for sale.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18. Tickets online or on site $15 adults, $12 adults who bike to satisfactory and seniors and veterans, kids 6 to 12 are $10, and kids 5 and underneath free. Ragle Ranch, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol. Shuttles from Holy Ghost Church, 7960 Mill Station Road, Sebastopol. Gravensteinapplefair.com.