Eat for the Farmers Feeding Sonoma County

The farmers of Sonoma County are feeding us during the fires, but suffering themselves.

“During the first week of the North Bay fires, our local farmers rallied to provide donations of fresh ingredients to a host of emergency kitchens and shelters. Now it’s time for us to pitch in,” said Evan Wiig of the Farmer’s Guild.

To support our local producers, Lowell’s (formerly Peter Lowell’s) is hosting the last of a series of  “Zero Kilometro”dinners featuring a three-course tasting menu on Nov. 16. Red Car winery will be partnering with the restaurant to offer wine pairings.

The idea of zero kilometro is based on an Italian tradition of featuring hyper-local ingredients (zero kilometers away) around a communal table. Literally from the farm to the kitchen, to the table — something that Lowell’s has long advocated, getting much of their produce from their own Two Belly Acres farm.

Dishes have included pickled New Family Farm cauliflower, masa dumplings with Bellwether Crescenza cheese, crispy pork with Two Belly Acres tomatoes, Mycopia mushrooms, McFarland Springs trout with smoked persimmons, braised beef with Little Organic Farm sunchokes, and caramel pot de creme with rhubarb. 

 Half of all food and wine sales — plus matching donations from Circle of Hands—goes to farmers.

A la carte and wine options available.  Details at