Eat Local ~ September is Humboldt Local Food Month

Farm market vegetable display with neat geometric piles of red and green cabbages, tomatoes, purple eggplants, green peppers, etc.Humboldt Local Food Month celebrates our county’s local food, farmers, and abundance throughout September. For the complete schedule of events, visit their website. Right here in Fortuna, you’ll find the Farmers’ Market every Tuesday afternoon. You’ll find bountiful fruits, vegetables, herbs, tamales, and more, but guests shouldn’t overlook make your own bouquets, nursery stock, soaps, lotions, woolen items, and even jewelry for sale. All items are locally grown or created, of course! Every week a winner receives a “bounty basket” of free, locally-grown produce. Visit during September and you’ll enjoy these great musicians as well:
     Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Steve Rafferty
     Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Melanie Barnet
     Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Rick Park
Fortuna Farmers’ Market
Location: 955 Main Street, Corner of Main and 10th St, Fortuna, CA 955401
Days & Times: 3:00 – 6:00 pm Tuesdays from June through October

When you visit the Farmers’ Market you’re likely to find products from Shakefork Community Farm, which will host a Farm Tour Saturday, September 30, 2017. They grow over 150 varieties of vegetables, grains, eggs, chicken, and a variety of grass-fed meats on their 85 acres beside the Van Duzen River in nearby Carlotta (just 8 miles from Fortuna). Saturday’s garden tour and pasture walkabout includes a demonstration with their oxen.
Shakefork Community Farm
Location: 7914 State Highway 36, Carlotta, CA 95528
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The same Saturday, September 30, you can venture farther away and celebrate the harvest season at the 2017 Taste of Willow Creek Fall Festival. The Festival features live music, local artists and artisans, children’s activities, a silent auction, plus wine tastings from local vineyards in California’s ‘Far North’ wine region paired with custom amuse-bouche.
Taste of Willow Creek Fall Festival
Location: Bigfoot Golf & County Club, 333 Bigfoot Avenue, Willow Creek, CA 95573
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Why not share food and fun with your family at one of the many Humboldt Local Food events throughout the month? Just go online or give us a call at the Redwood Riverwalk Hotel. If you can’t getaway in September, remember that your full breakfast at The Redwood always features local products including jams, honey, and fresh, seasonal fruit throughout the year

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