Wine & Produce Passport Weekend- 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Just minutes from Sacramento and Elk Grove, travel the beautiful river Saturday and/or Sunday to visit the family farms and wineries of the Delta Grown Trail along Hwy 160. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in farm tours, kids' activities, local wine tasting, farm equipment displays, wildlife viewing, contests, and enjoy farm exhibits and fresh local produce (pears, tomatoes, melons, squash, stone fruits, sweet corn, zucchini, beans, eggs, organic, etc).
Meet the Delta farmers and see what they have to offer. Each ticket includes a “freebie” at each farm and winery. First 500 ticketholders get a reusable bag at the pick up locations, where you need to check in for wristband. Check in locations are at #11, #13, #14, #17 (this info will be on your printed tickets also)
Tickets are then available for sale at the door at the following pick up locations:
#11 Maggi's Farm, 9821 River Rd- Hwy 160, Hood, 95639
#13 Vierra Farms, 3010 Burrows Ave, West Sacramento 95691
#14 Backyard Basics, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg 95612- located at Old Sugar Mill under the big oaks.
#17 Delta Farmers Market, 2510 Hwy 12, Isleton 95641
New this year: "Traveled the Delta Grown Trail" special passport drawings of two Delta Grown Baskets. Eligiblie entry by visiting and getting passport stamped at a minimum of 5 farms/wineries. See below for basket contents.
Tickets $15/adult, kids under 16 FREE. Tickets are valid for both days.
Farms are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Wineries are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
More information at www.SacRiverDeltaGrown.org
"Traveled the Delta Grown Trail" Special Passport Drawings
Each Basket contains:
- Maggi’s Farm Pear Sauce.
- Vierra Farms Pumpkin Patch Pass.
- Double M Farms 18ct of Eggs.
- R Kelley Farms $20 Gift Certificate.
- Steamboat Acres Organic Pears, Honey, 2 Beach Passes.
- Backyard Basics $25 coupon for a backyard BBQ on the farms or wineries.
- Delta Farmers Market $50 Gift Certificate.
- Heringer Estates Vineyards & Winery bottle of wine and 10 tickets to a private VIP tasting and tour of winery.
- Bogle Vineyards bottle of 2012 Petite Sirah.
- Carvalho Family Winery 2 bottles of wine and a certificate for a private tour and tasting for 12 people.
#1 Steamboat Acres
Fresh certified organic pears (Bartlett, Golden Bosc, Stark Crimson) and organic canned pears, Golden Delicious apples, sweet corn, and honey for sale. Special hay wagon farm tour of certified organic pear and cherry orchards, vineyard, alfalfa fields, and farm equipment. Delicious pulled pork BBQ lunch available at additional cost. Offering one free daily pass to the Steamboat Landing Beach coupon to each Passport ticket holder.
#2 Double M Farms/ McDowell Hunting Preserve
Diversified farm with pears, safflower, wheat, alfalfa, and gamebirds (pheasants, chukars, quail). On display will be farm equipment and gamebird aviary, baby chicks, photo opt, and a variety of educational kids activities. Free Biggest Pear Picking Contest for kids. Fresh pears, other fruit, and free-range eggs for sale. Discount on pears for Passport ticket holders.
#3 Heringer Estates Vineyards & Winery
Exclusive opportunity to ticketholders, special free wine and barrel tasting at the Heringer Estates Winery at The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. Regional history will be on display.
#4 Wallace Chan Farms Inc.
Farm equipment on display only. No stamp available at this stop.
#7 Delta Islands Organic Farm
Delta Islands Organic will be giving away 2 lbs of Organic Heirloom Tomatoes to all passport holders. Choose from 20 different varieties of red, yellow, orange, green and purple tomatoes. We will also have tomato tasting, and our full farm stand will be open, featuring organic cucumbers, garlic, onions, eggplant, squash, zucchini, corn, melons, blackberries, culinary herbs and seasonal fruit. Come down around midday and have lunch at one of six restaurants within two miles. Kids activity will be 'Draw the Best Tomato' contest and the winning family will get a $20 gift certificate at the Delta Islands Organic Farm stand. Take a walking tour of the farm at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.
#9 Scribner Bend Vineyards Inc
Scribner Bend Vineyards is a family owned winery. We produce award winning wines grown in the Sacramento Delta and are also a premier wedding and special event venue. Wine taste and bring a picnic while you enjoy this beautiful venue. Honorary Wine Club Membership, which includes complimentary wine tasting and 20% off of all wine purchases during the weekend, will be acknowledged to all Passport ticket holders during Passport Weekend.
#10 R Kelley Farms
R. Kelley Farms is a family owned farming venture, providing seasonal fresh and healthy vegetables for the past 20 years. The farm specializes in growing black-eye, purple hull, and crowder peas. We also offer green beans, speckled butter beans, garbanzo beans, and cranberry beans. To compliment the fresh peas and beans, the farm has a variety of other items. This list includes tomatoes, okra, sweet corn, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and several types of sweet melons. 2 for the price of 1 for any melon purchased. Special activity is melon tasting and description between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm each day.
#11 Maggi’s Farm
Fresh Bartlett pears and pear sauce for sale. Children can enjoy balloon twistings and face painting done by “Twist and Shout.” Also featuring ceramics by J. Simpson.
#13 Vierra Farms
Watermelon tasting with Vierra Farms infamous black seedless and yellow watermelons. Tours by request. Discount on produce.
#14 Backyard Basics
Fun-guy and personal Chef Kevin will be doing a delightful Delta dessert and a fresh salsa kit with fruits and vegetables of the farm trail. Visit him out under the oaks to the left of the Old Sugar Mill by his road sign.
#15 Bogle Vineyards & Winery
Bogle Vineyards will be open from 11:00-5:00 for complimentary wine tasting. Each Passport holder will receive a Bogle wine tasting glass to keep at no charge. In addition to wine tasting, Tuscan Sun Pizza Company will be selling pizzas in our picnic grounds from 12:00 until closing.
#16 Carvalho Family Winery
When visiting Carvalho Family Winery at Old Sugar Mill, Passport guests will enjoy being appreciated as a Family Wine Club Member for the day! Includes complimentary wine tasting and special discounts!
#17 Delta Farmers Market
Delta Farmers Market is located next to the future home of the Discover the Delta Education Center, which will teach people about the heart of California. The Market offers a full range of fresh locally grown produce, fresh pies, and products like olive oil, honey, and excellent wines all California Delta Grown. Many growers from the Sacramento Delta Grown Farm Trail offer their product at our market. Complimentary water bottle will be each in Passport bag.
When & Where
Sacramento River Delta Grown Agri-Tourism Association
To promote agricultural sustainability and profitability of local farmers in the Sacramento River Delta, through agri-tourism and agri-education.