The mission of the California Nut Festival is to help consumers connect with local farmers and learn about the locally grown food available in the North Valley, and support the continued development of the Patrick Ranch Museum to preserve and interpret the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley, including social, cultural and economic aspects.  The 2011 California Nut Festival is set for April 16, 2011, 11am – 4pm at Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico

Tickets now available – $25/person. Click here to buy yours today!
Tickets for children 7-12 available for $10 at the event.
Children 6 and under are free!

Attendees have the opportunity to elevate their knowledge of culinary skills and locally grown foods, while also gaining a clearer understanding and appreciation of all that goes into producing the food they eat.   Local executive chef, Michael Tuohy, from Grange Restaurant & Bar in downtown Sacramento will be one of the guest chefs participating in cooking demonstrations during this all day event.

Proceeds from the California Nut Festival benefit the Patrick Ranch Museum for the purpose of preserving and interpreting the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley, including social, cultural and economic aspects.

The California Nut Festival began as a series of events including a blossom tour, spelling bee, book club and chef demonstrations that took place over the course of a two week period, but lacked a single event that brought consumers and local farms together in a meaningful way.

The new California Nut Festival (CNF) is the vision of a group of community volunteers who wanted to bring an upscale food and wine event to the North Valley to celebrate the heritage and provide much needed fundraising to the Patrick Ranch Museum. Kathy Chance, committee chair, states, “We want to increase awareness and consumption of our local products as well as bring people together with the farms in a fun and festive atmosphere.”



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