October 26, 2006 - Joanne
Heritage Turkeys roasting over a wood fire
Slow Food Russian River’s Heritage Feast:
Renewing America’s Food Traditions
at the MacMurray Ranch
Sunday, October 15, 2006

This event benefited the preservation of heritage breeds, and local 4H and Future Farmers of America.

Pt Reyes Original Blue Cheese
The evening began with a silent auction and local wines & cheese (Bellwether's Carmody, Andante Dairy's Minuet and Pt Reyes Original Blue). Heritage turkeys were on display, and later auctioned off.

Soup Line - Park Avenue Catering Catering: Park Avenue Catering Company. Chef: Bruce Riezenman

The Menu:
Roasted Inchelium Red Garlic and L'Itoi Onion Soup
Roasted Inchelium Red Garlic and L’Itoi Onion Soup with Jimmy Nardello’s Sweet Italian Frying Peppers, Nevada Single Leaf Pinyon Nuts and New Mexican Chili Powder

A Selection of Heirloom Lettuces with Cherokee Purple Tomatoes Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Orleans style wine vinegar and Red Hawaiian Sea Salt

Heritage Narragansett Turkey with Charbono Pan Gravy, Oven roasted Red Kuir Squash with Alaskan Birch Syrup Glaze, Anishinaabe Wild Rice
Heritage Turkeys (Narragansett), Hand Roasted in a Wood Barbeque served with Charbono Pan Gravy, Oven roasted Red Kuri Squash with Alaskan Birch Syrup Glaze, Anishinaabe Wild Rice with Trumpet Royale and Velvet Piopinni Mushrooms.

Tuscarora Corn BreadTuscarora White Corn Bread

Warm Three Apple Crisp with Air-Dried Bronx grapes and Steen's Cane Syrup Whipped CreamWarm Three-Apple Crisp with Air-dried Bronx Grapes and Steen’s Cane Syrup Whipped Cream

Slow Food Russian River Heritage Feast Renewing America's Food Traditions

Local Producers:
DeVoto Farms Flowers
The Patch and Lazaro Calderon
Golden Nectar Farm
Bella Ridge
Sisters Farm
Quetzal Farm
Nelson Ranch
Bennet Valley Breads
Summers Winery
Nane Mae Organics

Ark of Taste Table
Ark Producers:
Saltworks, Inc.
Native Seeds and Julie Kornmeyer
Native Harvest
The Garlic Store
Kahiltna Birchworks
Katz and Company
Forever Yong Farms
Goods from the Woods

Among the Wines we enjoyed at the event (there were other choices as well):
2002 Davis Bynum Lindley’s Knoll Vineyard Pinot Noir

2003 Longboard Vineyards Russian River Valley Syrah

2003 Russian Hill Russian River Valley Syrah

2005 Windsor Vineyards Napa Valley Pinot Noir
Barn Interior at Mac Murray RanchThe Program:
3pm Local Cheese and Wine Reception, Heritage Turkeys and Ark products and information on display.
4pm Remarks from Michael Dimock, Slow Food International, Chairman Emeritus Slow Food USA
4:15pm Scott Gerber and John Martins Cowboy Music and Poetry
4:30 Meal
5:30 Live Auction: Heritage Breed Turkeys for your Thanksgiving Meal
6:30pm  Silent Auction Ends and Raffle Winners announced
7pm Event ends.

Event Sponsor & Host: The Gallo Family

Turkey Growers: The Ryan Family, The Thode Family and Sylvia Malvawalla


Roasting Turkeys

NOTE: If you live in the Bay Area - there may still be local heritage turkeys available for Thanksgiving 2007 - pick up only. Visit the Slow Food Russian River's Website for details.

If you live elsewhere in the US visit
Heritage Foods USA to order a Heritage Turkey for delivery to your door for Thanksgiving 2006.

Roasted Heritage Turkey

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