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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:51

Taste of Yolo Festival Comes to Davis

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TASTE News Service, March 1, 2017 - Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Taste of Yolo festival, set for June 10, 2017, in Central Park in downtown Davis CA.

Celebrating the extraordinary bounty of Yolo County agriculture and cuisine, the event will run from 3-8pm and offer a wide range of tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations, and other activities.

The festival is presented by Visit Yolo (Yolo County Visitors Bureau) as a way to raise the visibility of local producers and increase culinary and agricultural tourism in Yolo County.

“Yolo County is one of the great growing regions of the world, and what better way to celebrate that fact – and bring people together to sample and buy the good things we grow here – than to have a great gathering like this,” says Alan Humason, Executive Director of Visit Yolo. “We want to recognize our agricultural community, but also let people know there are great wineries and breweries to visit here, farm tours and farm stays to enjoy, farm-to-fork dinners out in the countryside all year, and many other things to see and do that make visiting Yolo County so worthwhile and enjoyable.”

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Nearly 90 exhibitors from Davis, Woodland, Winters, Clarksburg, Capay Valley, and West Sacramento will have booths, with each community represented by a specific cluster of vendors. “There will be restaurants offering bites from their menus, wineries, breweries, olive oil, nuts, honey, fresh produce, and more, all from Yolo County producers,” says Mo Stoycoff, Events and Marketing Coordinator for Visit Yolo. “Visitors will also be able to buy products on site and take them home in our complementary tote bags.”

The Nugget Market culinary stage will be headlined by Chef Tanya Holland, owner and executive chef of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland and author of Brown Sugar Kitchen cookbook. Also, appearing will be Chef Patrick Mulvaney of Mulvaney's B&L in Sacramento, and Chef Fred Reyes of Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters.

During the festival, Slow Food Yolo will be honoring recipients with the Snail of Approval awards on the Nugget Market Culinary stage.

Editor’s Note: For further information about the festival go to www.tasteofyolo.com

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