C’mon Home To Eat month in October is not just about the individual challenge of eating as locally as you can go, but about community. The October activity calendar sponsored by AV Foodshed offers a myriad of opportunities to join with other locals in conversations over a meal, a workshop, gathering local food, pressing cider, or meeting the farmers.

Last year included special dinner nights planned at Yorkville Market, Seebass, Lauren’s, the Senior Center, the Boonville Hotel, Lizbby’s, Bruxo Food Truck, The Bewildered Pig, Boont Berry, Stone & Embers, Boont Berry, Aquarelle, Pennyroyal, the Buckhorn, and the Boonville General Store. C’mon Home To Eat lunches were offered at the Boonville General Store, Boont Berry, Mosswood, Pennyroyal, Stone & Embers, and AVUSD for the students and teachers. The Grange Pancake Breakfast was the only community breakfast, but an excellent one. Paysanne offered local fruit popsicles all month.

The annual Shindig with dinner, music, and a pie auction happened on October 14th put on by AV Foodshed to benefit the Heathy Foods in the Schools project and a new printing of the Food Guide.

Also on the schedule was a free workshop on fermenting foods on October 22 with hands-on demonstrations on how to make yoghurt, pickles, kefir, sourdough bread, kombucha, and more. AV Farm Supply offered 20% off on all plants in October. KZYX’s Farm and Garden Show hosts coordinated with local food topics, and just beyond October, the Chestnut Gathering at the Zeni Ranch was held November 4th.

Whether you choose produce from your own garden, your neighbors, the Farmers’ Market, farm stands, markets, and/or come to the planned C’mon activities, this celebration encourages you to enjoy the bounty of the Anderson Valley harvest in October and beyond.