Join the producers from Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Odonata Winery and Cima Collina Winery at Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove to celebrate local agriculture and the work of the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County. All proceeds will be donated to the RCD for their work in protecting and conserving local farmland, wildlife, and waterways.
We will be offering up tastes of award-winning sheep, goat and cow's milk cheeses from Central Coast farmstead cheesemakers Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Stepladder Creamery and Central Coast Creamery and pairings of locally produced wines from Odonata and Cima Collina Wineries. There will be sampling of Happy Girl Kitchen's line of famous preserves along with honey from Las Lomas Lavender and Honey, jam from Friend in Cheeses and chocolate ganache sheep cheese brownies from Barbara McHale. There will be small bites as well to make sure everyone leaves stuffed!
We will be celebrating the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County with a presentation on their work in the region. The RCD provides direct assistance to Monterey County landowners and managers to voluntarily protect their soil, water, and wildlife. Their work has resulted in the establishment of voluntary conservation and restoration projects on over 80 farms by collaborating with over 160 farmers and land managers. They provide education, project planning and support services for a range of resource management methods including erosion control, water quality protection, habitat enhancement, flood management, irrigation efficiency, and nutrient management. Their conservation and restoration work is critical to maintaining an environmentally sustainable and economically viable agricultural sector while maintaining a high quality of life throughout the county.