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Saturday, June 22, 11am–4pm. The Butte County Historical Society presents the 3rd Annual Olive Festival: Celebrate the Olive! Olive and olive oil tasting, beer tasting, live music. Tour the house that olives built. Location: Ehmann home, corner of Lincoln and Robinson sts, Oroville. Info: buttecountyhistoricalsociety.org
Tuesdays: June 25, July 10, 16, 23, 6:30–9pm. Ann Leon offers theme-focused cooking classes through June and July. In order, the themes are Tribute to Chez Panisse, Summer Farmers’ Market, Barbeque Magic, and Sauces. $60 per person; with alcohol $10 additional. Location: 817 Main St., Chico. Info and reservations: 530.899.1105.
Saturdays: June 22, July 27, August 24, September 21, 2:30–4:30pm. Farwood Bar & Grill offers 12 Tastes of 2013, each month featuring different local producers. July: Hickman Family Vineyard, Turri Farms, Orland Farmstead Creamery. August: Bertagna Son Kissed Vineyard, Dreamcatcher Ranch (whole pig?), Pedrozo Dairy. September: Alger Vineyards, Divide Ranch, Pedrozo Dairy. Tastings are $10/taster. Location: 705 5th St., Orland. Info at farwoodbarandgrill.com; 530. 865.9900.
Saturday, July 13, starting at 9am. A Slice of Chico. Lyon Books will unveil a huge shipment of NEW bargain books from Daedalus, so come early for the best selection and deals. email@example.com to sign up or for more info. Lyon Books, 135 Main Street, Chico. Hours: M-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10-6 530.891.3338.
Saturdays: July 13, August 10, September 14, 6:30–9:30pm. Second Saturday at the Lucero Olive Oil Mill showcases local products with free vendor samplings. The September event includes a case sale. Appetizer buffets provided by Farwood Bar and Grill of Orland; tickets $25, per person, can be purchased at the mill. Location: 2120 Loleta Ave, Corning. Info: lucerooliveoil.com/events
Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 pm. Chico Seed Lending Library hosts a summer produce swap and interest-sharing meeting. The group plans a fall launch of a seed library at Butte County Library’s Chico branch. Bring your garden produce and swap it out with other home gardeners, or just come with interest and ideas for the new seed lending library. Free. Location: 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico. Info: facebook page of Chico Seed Lending Library, and firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 2, 5:30-8:00 pm. New Clairvaux Vineyard’s Blessing of the Grapes offers thanks for their growth and anticipates their harvest. Plan to come early to secure parking—500-800 attendees are expected. During the whole weekend, the Vineyard celebrates the release of their Albariño wine. Location: 7th and C sts, Vina. Info: newclairvauxvineyard.com.
Saturday, August 3, 12:30-4:30 pm. Raise the Roof BBQ to raise funds to put a shade cover on the current metal frame. On offer for the $20 admission fee are Dream Catcher Ranch roasted whole pig and BBQ by A&R Meats; roasted Farmers’ Market veggies; watermelon mint salad, cheese by Orland Farmstead Creamery; bow tie pasta capresse by Wholesome Goods Store; heirloom tomatoes, basil; a free non-alcoholic beverage; and more. Plus there is a Beer Garden: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Feather Falls IPA for $4 per glass. Special “How To Brew Your Own” with tastings for $1 per taste. Must be 21 to enter and enjoy! Frontier Village Farmer’s Market, 645 Antelope Blvd, Red Bluff.
Friday, September 6, 5:30-8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 11am -5pm. New Clairvaux Vineyard celebrates the release of Aimée Primitivo and Aimée Finito. Small plate pairings on Friday. Complimentary Tastings. Location: 7th and C sts, Vina. Info: newclairvauxvineyard.com.
Sunday, September 8, 10 to 3pm. Spend a Day on the Farm: Giacomini Ranch Event. Tours of the ranch, cooking demo: how to cook 2 lesser known cuts of beef. It’s a potluck. Beer and wine from local brewery and winery will be on sale. The main dish prepared by guest chef is $5. This glorious location at Hat Creek has fishing and overnight camping. This event is promoted by Shasta-Cascade Slow Food and Weston A.Price, and supported by Dakaro Cellars Winery, Fall River Brewing, KCNR, and others.
Throughout September. Chico Natural Foods Co-op, along with other natural food co-ops nationally, sponsors Eat Local, America!, a month-long initiative that both celebrates local food producers and encourages eaters to support them. Join Beth Hunter, the force behind the Co-op Kitchen’s delicious food, in discovering easy ways to cook local! September 21st, 12-2pm, at The Galley (551 Country Drive). Info: chiconatural.com/ela. 818 Main St, Chico. chiconatural.com/ela
Saturday, October 5, 10−noon. Pumpkin Contest. Over 75 contestants hav entered to “Grow a Giant Pumpkin.” Prizes are awarded in several categories. Free! Mendon Nursery, 5424 Foster Road, Paradise (1/2 mile south of Pearson). Phone: 530.877.7341. email@example.com.
Saturday, October 5, 5pm. Shasta College hosts its 4th Annual Harvest Fest: Bids, Bites, and Brews, a fund-raiser for the Agriculture, Horticulture, Equipment Operations and Natural Resources programs. Farm tours, live music, local food, and auctions. Tickets $25 in advance and $35 at the door, available at the Shasta College Foundation Office, or on-line at: brownpapertickets.com/event/400160. Info: 530.242.7560 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shasta College Farm. 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding.
Saturday, October 5, 11-5pm. The annual Manton Apple Festival. Join the festivities in Manton and then visit the wineries for wine tasting!
Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13. 8th Annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend. With nearly thirty wineries and specialty farms throughout Butte County participating, the theme for this agri-tourism adventure is “Taste. Tour. Toast.” Passports cost $25 per person and may be purchased at any Tri Counties Bank in Butte County, the Chico, Paradise and Oroville Chambers of Commerce or online at www.sierraoro.org. Info: 530.891.5556; 800.852.8570.
Saturday, December 14, 10-4pm. Winter Crush Event at the Lucero Mill, 2120 Loleta Avenue, Corning. Tour the mill and witness the annual citrus olive oil crush. Taste the fresh olive oil being made right before you eyes. Live music performances and a vendor market place highlighting local artisan producers, eateries and more than 10 local microbreweries. Also cooking demonstrations hosted by four local chefs. A “kid’s zone” will occupy children with jewelry making, bag decorating, olive branch crowns, and coloring. Info: lucerooliveoil.com; 877.330.2190; email@example.com
Edible Shasta-Butte is the guide to local food, dining, and gardening in Northern California’s central valley from Butte County north to the Oregon border.