Fairs have always been a time to show off the best the county has to offer. This year, we here at Stanislaus Grown were fortunate enough to show off a little bit of our County’s local produce! As sponsors of the Farmers’ Market at the Fair, we were able to showcase six county producers: California Marcona Almonds, Ruiz Produce, Cipponeri Family Farms, Cobblestone Bakery, Golden Comb Honey and the Chopping Block Deli. It was a long week, but it was a blast. Ruiz, Cipponeri, and California Marcona Almonds were able to bring items to the fair that were both delicious and healthy, such as fresh fruit, almonds and Almondipity Almond Butter. Chopping Block and Cobblestone Bakery were able to showcase some of their amazing sandwiches and pastries, and Golden Comb Honey offered fresh honey and tastings of their latest honey wines. Of course, we had our own Stanislaus Grown booth, where we were able to debut our brand new Local Food & Farm Guide and pass out goodies such as magnets, coloring books and temporary tattoos.
Our New Guides!
What better time and place to promote a local lifestyle than at the county fair. Stanislaus Grown used this year’s fair as our official launch of our printed Local Food & Farm Guide as well as our website. The guide has our first publication of the Stanislaus Grown directory, which includes participating local producers and businesses that source local products and support the Stanislaus Grown project. Other than the directory, the guide contains a list and schedule of Stanislaus County farmers’ markets and other useful tips to help you do your best to keep it local. Taking full advantage of our farmers’ market sponsorship at the fair, we handed out thousands of free local food and farm guides to the public. Were constantly looking to expand our directory so if you are interested in becoming part of our local directory please send us an email!
Stanislaus Grown was very pleased to be a part of the fair’s Kids Club! The Stanislaus Grown sponsored Farmers’ Market at the Fair was one of four stops that were on the Kid’s Club passport this year. Kids were able to bring their passports by our booth for a stamp and turn completed passports in for a chance to win great prizes! Also at our booth, we had a few other things for the kids to help get them excited about fresh fruit and veggies, like coloring books and Stanislaus Grown temporary tattoos. We were especially excited about being able to work with the kids. As a health nut, seeing a few of them grab one of Cipponeri’s fruit sundaes instead of a corn dog made me quite excited.