Tehama Trail to Hold 4th Annual Passport Weekend

(Tehama County, CA) Explore scenic Tehama County and discover the food, the farms and the people that make this agricultural community so unique at the 4th Annual Passport Weekend, June 7 – 8, from 10 am to 5 pm.

“We open our farms to the public, giving the community a chance to see where their food comes from,” says Katie Bianchi, chairperson for Passport Weekend.

Passport Weekend is a self-guided agricultural tour that allows event goers to explore Tehama County farms at their own pace. An easy-to-follow map highlighting the locations of participating farms will be provided with the purchase of each ticket. A self-guided passport ticket can be purchased for $20. For those who don’t feel like driving, a two-day guided shuttle service and passport ticket can be purchased for $60.

Guests will have the opportunity to visit family farms that produce a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beef, olives and olive oil. Award-winning wines can be found along the trail as well. Some Tehama Trail farmers have special events planned, others will partner to pair fresh food, fine wines and artisanal olive oils.

Cedar Crest Vineyards in Manton will be hosting a music festival and wine tasting, while Tehama Oaks Vineyard & Winery in Red Bluff – partnering with Pacific Sun Olive Oil – plans to host a barrel tasting. Country Haven at the Red Barn in Los Molinos will be offering specials on a variety of locally grown and produced goods. And that’s just a sampling of what awaits.

“To further enhance our guests’ experience, the Tehama Trail committee gathered and used feedback to make this year’s agricultural adventure better than ever,” says Bianchi.

All tickets include free sampling at each location and a trendy tote bag. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Tehama Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Enjoy the Store, Julia’s Fruit Stand, Burlison’s Farm, Bianchi Orchards Walnuts & Wine, Country Haven at the Red Barn, New Clairvaux Vineyard, Lucero Olive Oil, Olive Pit, Indian Peak Vineyards, Alger Vineyards, Mt. Tehama Winery, Cedar Crest Vineyards and Shasta Daisy Vineyards.

Tehama Trail is a partnership between farmers that brings awareness to the abundance of good food right here in our community. Passport Weekend is an experiential fundraising event that promotes local farms and fresh food, and helps keep farmers on their land for generations to come. For more information, or to schedule an interview with Katie Bianchi, please call (530) 680-1714, or email Katie at bianchiorchards@yahoo.com.

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