Join us on Monday, Oct. 9th from 4-7:30pm at beautiful Mariquita Farm in Watsonville for a journey into the Indigenous Culture and food of our region in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day.
Our journey begins with a tour of the farm where owners Andy Griffin & Starling Linden will guide us in their approach to growing the numerous varieties of organic produce & flowers they sell to restaurants in the Bay Area & through their pop-up markets. Many of the ingredients on our menu were grown specifically with this meal in mind.
Local Latina chef Bridgette Anderson owner of the Free Spirit Kitchen will be curating our culinary journey with seasonal produce from the farm and our region to showcase the cultural heritage of our area. We'll be diving into the regional history of the food, land and culture of the indigenous people who lived here.
Our vegetarian family style feast includes taste profiles combining numerous unique Indigenous produce, corn, beans and squash usually not found in our local markets. We'll be tasting tapache, sumac lemonade and cactus water drinks with prickly pear sorbet for dessert!
Special guest artist Juan Fuentas who created the graphic for this years Open Farm Tours will talk about growing up in the Watsonville area during the 50s & 60s where his family worked at many of the areas farms.
All activities take place outdoors on the farm. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers since the evening temperatures can be cooler. Parking is limited to 15 cars & people are encouraged to carpool.
This event is sponsored by Edible Monterey Bay magazine, celebrating the food & drink of Santa Cruz, Monterey & San Benito Counties.