Farmer Veteran Coalition Events in CA and NY

Three Great Events Sponsored by the Farmer Veteran Coalition in CA and NY – To help raise funds, and to provide opportunities to get to know what they do:

Soul Food Farm Hosts Fundraiser Event for Farmer-Veteran Coalition
This coming Saturday, October 15th, 2011, Avedano’s, in partnership with Soul Food Farm and Slow Food Solano, will host their second annual event, raising money for FVC, Slow Food Solano’s school gardens project and Gleason Ranch. The Soul Food Farm event is in Vacaville, California, and will feature Master Butchers and Bay Area chefs coming together to share their talents and experience .The event is from 1pm-5pm on Saturday and will be an educative, social and cultural experience. A side of aged Agricola Grassfed beef will be broken down by skilled butchers into American and Italian cuts. The event will culminate with a drawing to distribute all the cuts to those attending. The day’s offerings include a bounteous spread of beautiful, delicious food, artisan micro brews to indulge in, top Bay Area chefs cooking and sharing their passion for quality ingredients in creative recipes, and master butchers demonstrating the different styles of cuts. In addition, John Fink of The Whole Beast will be grilling Soul Food Farm chickens and talking about open fire cooking. Funds with be raised for FVC, Slow Food Solano’s school gardens project and Gleason Ranch. To learn more about the event, go to Soul Food Farm’s facebook page or go directly to the events page
FVC and Pathway Home Put on Fall Barbeque Celebration
On October 27th, Farmer-Veteran Coalition and Pathway Home are holding their Fall Barbeque Celebration at the Groezinger Estate House at Vintage Inn in Yountville, Ca.  They will be barbequing grilled chicken and the dinner will also consist of autumnal salads. In line with the missions of both organizations, the ingredients for this dinner were grown and harvested by local veterans and prepared by volunteers. FVC and Pathway Home welcome everyone to celebrate the bounty of the season with them while learning more about the two agencies. In order to RSVP to attend this event, call (530) 756-1395. Farmer-Veteran Coalition encourages people to visit the sites of the hosting organizations and also would like to thank Wells Fargo and The Vintage Estate for sponsoring their Fall Barbeque Celebration.

American Sheep Shearers Council Hosts Fundraiser for FVC
The American Sheep Shearers Council (ASSC) is hosting a shearing event at Kyle Farms near Avon, N.Y., to benefit the Farmer-Veteran Coalition in December. Coordinators for this event are Elaine Bristol, Matt Kyle and Doug Rathke. “Up to 10 shearers will be shearing 1,000 ewes to raise money for the FVC,” says Doug Rathke, longtime U.S. Shearing Team member for the ASSC. “Not only will this event provide an opportunity to promote the shearing industry, but the proceeds will be donated to an organization that is advocating agriculture and helping America’s veterans.” The ASSC is seeking sponsors for the event; in addition, individuals will be able to donate per head shorn to the FVC. For more information on the event, contact Rathke at 320-587-6094. The promotional committee of the ASSC is looking for new ways sheep shearers can support agriculture and the sheep industry outside of sheep shearing competitions. Donations can also be made online here

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