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BiteClub’s Guide to the National Heirloom Expo 2015

BiteClub's Guide to this year's National Heirloom Expo, a three-day festival of pure food, farmers, gardeners and the future of agriculture.

Tacos at Backyard Restaurant in Forestville.
Tacos at Backyard Restaurant in Forestville.

There are at least a million reasons to attend the National Heirloom Expo (Sept. 8-10, 2015) at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. I mean, if you care about the food you eat, the planet you live on, and, well, having some tasty fun. Here’s a look (BiteClub style) at what I’m loving at the three-day event. Plenty more info (including incredible speakers on topics from GMO’s to Biodynamic Cannabis Growing) online. Also, check out this article from 2014 that goes into a little further detail about why the Expo matters.

Heirloom Expo 2015 Real Cool Treats
“Heirloom Expo 2015 Real Cool Treats

Because it’s gonna be really freaking hot all three days of the Heirloom Expo, Real Cool Treats truck.


 

Backyard Restaurant
Backyard Restaurant

Pork tacos from Backyard.


 

Chalk Art Santa Rosa Heirloom Expo 2015
Chalk Art Santa Rosa Heirloom Expo 2015

You can’t resist a little ephemeral art, especially in 3D, with pigs.


 

pizza
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Sebastopol’s Red Horse Pizza always brings it. And they have The Kefiry’s Hibiscus water kefir on tap.


 

Soda Rock Tomatoes at The National Heirloom Expo 2015
Soda Rock Tomatoes at The National Heirloom Expo 2015

Soda Rock Tomatoes. #summer


 

Oyster Mushroom Ceviche from Chalk Hill Cookery, $10 at National Heirloom Expo
Oyster Mushroom Ceviche from Chalk Hill Cookery, $10 at National Heirloom Expo

Oyster Mushroom “ceviche” from Chalk Hill Cookery:  Vegan deliciousness for $10. And so pretty!


 

bees

Bees inside a donkey. For whatever reason…fascinating


 

Portobella Mushroom Burgers
Portobella Mushroom Burgers

These beautiful portobella mushroom burgers.


 

Comet Corn!
Comet Corn!

cometcorn

The Comet Corn Lady and Coconut Curry Popcorn with fresh butter. Wheeeeeee! We love Comet Corn.


 

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cinnamon
DIY Renaissance sachets and “thieves” to ward off the plague.


 

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tower

This.


 

Petaluma Pie
Petaluma Pie

Dessert before dinner: Raspberry Rhubarb Lavender Pie from Petaluma Pie. With a side of Petaluma Pete.


forktruck
Sarah Piccolo at Fork and her always awesome burgers.

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6 thoughts on “BiteClub’s Guide to the National Heirloom Expo 2015

  1. I’m not sure about the founder, jere, but he has worked with many Mennonites in the past. My great grandparents were Mennonites and I grew up with Amish and Mennonites so it’s actually quite lovely seeing the simple dress and bonnets (though my family dressed English). Sometimes I envy them a bit for their lives of family, working the land, and clear rules for living.

  2. I had two savory pies from Petaluma Pie: Roast Pork and Rhubarb, and the Mushroom and Cheese. Both really good, but the Roast Pork and Rhubarb was the best!

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