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Eat Local at this Sunday's Harvest Celebration

Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust event in Walnut Creek celebrates local farms and local chefs.


Ever wondered what it’s like to eat like a locavore, or even what that means? Come take advantage of the chance to decrease your carbon footprint and experience a fresh and locally produced meal at the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust’s 5th Annual Harvest Celebration on October 18.

Every ingredient on the Harvest table will be grown within a 30 mile radius of the dinner location at Heather Farms and will be turned into fresh, seasonal dishes by local chefs.

Once the farmers collect their bounty, chefs from Bay Area restaurants, including Walnut Creek’s Sunrise Bistro and Danville’s The Peasant and The Pear will work their culinary magic.

In mid-October heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, hot peppers and apples abound. Local eggs, honey, and herbs will supplement the meals. And for protein, a whole roasted pig donated by a local Brentwood farmer will be served. To wash it all down local vineyards including Bloomfield and Cline Cellars will provide wines aplenty.

The Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust (BALT) embodies the essence of the local-minded community, working with local farmers to produce food in the Bay Area's backyard to help sustain future generations.

Your participation in the Harvest Celebration will support this endeavor and allow you to indulge in this wonderful culinary and environmental opportunity.

“It is a beautiful food and wine event that builds support for our local agriculture and sense of place and history,” says Valerie Love of BALT.

Additionally, at the after-dinner auction, attendees will have the chance to bid on items such as cooking demonstrations and visits to local farms.

The Harvest Celebration will take place Sunday, October 18, 4–8 p.m. at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $90 per person, $50 of which is tax deductible. To purchase tickets visit brentwoodaglandtrust.org or call 925-634-6738.