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Break Bread at the 2020 Virtual Village Feast!

By Rachael Levine | September 26, 2020

Guests at the 2019 Village Feast in Davis Central Park. Photo by Ashley Muir Bruhn.

Gather your pod together and break bread for a good cause!

Every year, The Davis Village Feast celebrates the Sacramento-region Farm-to-Fork season by gathering the community together to enjoy and honor the bounty of the region’s local farmers. In past years, the event has been an afternoon of dining at a communal long table in Davis Central Park, in the style of a Provençal “Grand Aioli.” This year, because of the pandemic, the entire event will be held online, on Saturday, October 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. 

There are two parts to the Virtual Village Feast—an online auction featuring items donated by the region’s beloved chefs, restaurants, wineries, and community members; and a live Zoom hosted event where participants will share with their home feasts, play trivia, and simultaneously bid on much coveted auction items. The event is free to attend! Registration is available via Eventbrite at https://thevillagefeast2020.eventbrite.com.

Registered participants have several options to enjoy the Village Feast from home. Restaurant and catering partners located in Yolo and Sacramento counties will be offering ready-to-eat Provencal-inspired meals with pick-up or delivery options. Bottles of Yolo County made wines can be added to the orders. Farm Fresh To You will be offering two choices for home delivery—an “aperitif” box (baguette, olives, roasted nuts, cheese, honeycomb) or you can make your own Grand Aioli with an ingredient box and recipes written in collaboration by Ann M. Evans and Georgeanne Brennan, the founders of The Davis Village Feast. Special selections of Yolo County wines will be available for in-store purchase or curbside pick-up at The Davis Food Co-op.

Guests at the 2019 Village Feast raised more than $38,000 to support early and continued education about food and agriculture.

Feast goers traditionally bring their own place settings to the event resulting in beautifully decorated tables. Set your home table just as you would in the park. Be sure to take photos and post them to The Village Feast Facebook page during the event. Olive branches, fresh herbs, field flowers, and bright linens make for a lovely table.

People wishing to participate may register for the event at https://thevillagefeast2020.eventbrite.com. Instructions on how to participate in the online auction will be distributed after registration including information on how to place orders with our food & wine partners. 

Davis Farm To School and Les Dames d’Escoffier, Sacramento Chapter are the beneficiaries of this event. They work together to support education programs around food and agriculture. All proceeds from The Village Feast go toward these missions.

For more information about sponsoring the Virtual Village Feast, email Meghan Russell at info@davisfarmtoschool.org or Rachael Levine at rachaellevine@hotmail.com.

Story contributed by Rachael Levine, Co-chair The Village Feast

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