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Autumn’s bounty extends to the numerous conferences and festivals of the Bay Area! This warm, glorious time allows us to re-connect before the rains return and the light diminishes. Slow Money's Farm Fest is one of our favorites and we invite you to come join us there. You might also consider spending a weekend at Sabor Mexicano Farm in the historic Colonel Armstrong Home in Sonoma County, built in 1890 where you can enjoy the spectacular colors of fall both at the farm and next door at Armstrong Redwoods Park. (We can even arrange an apple pressing across the way at the neighbor's ranch!)

Have a beautiful and bountiful Fall! - Marissa La Magna, Founder and Executive Director

Upcoming Events

October 16th: Sunday Farm Fest at Tara Firma Farm, Petaluma
October 21st-23rd: Bioneers Conference, Marin Center, San Rafael
November 11th-13th: Green Festival at Pier 35, San Francisco
Save the Date: February 10th-19th: Sustainable Agriculture and Arts in CUBA!

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Farm Fest

Bring Money Back Down to Earth!

Tara Firma Farms

Sunday, October 16th, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

BAGT, Slow Money friends, farmers, musicians, entrepreneurs, investors and food activists will gather at a working farm to connect at this kid friendly showcase and community potluck, where new relationships and friendships are formed.

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FARM FEST PROGRAM

* Farm Tours of Tara Firma Farms
* Community Potluck - please bring a dish to share (preferably homemade)
* Showcasing Local Food Innovators snd Entrepreneurs
* Marketplace
* Networking and Tastings
* Happy Hour
* Live Music with Burnside the Band featuring Evan Wigg
* Wine and beer!

Volunteers needed - please email aspenm@bayareagreentours.org if you're interested!

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Keynote Speaker: Temra Costa

Temra Costa has been advocating for a more sustainable food and farming system for more than a decade and is the award-winning author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat. Prior to publishing her book, Temra inspired eaters and buyers to eat and buy more locally grown foods before local was a household name. She led the campaign to encourage consumers to buy locally produced food, serving as the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign manager for Community Alliance with Family Farmers. During this time she help publish local food guides across California while linking farmers to more retailers, restaurants and schools for greater viability. After successfully launching Farmer Jane, Temra focused on communications and sustainability programming as a consultant in the natural foods sector with clients such as Clif Bar, Numi Inc., and Amy’s Kitchen. In July of 2016 Temra and her husband manifested their life dream of co-owning a farm, and soon to be educational center, on a 172-acre property just 20 minutes west of Sebastopol in Sonoma County. She lives and works on this eco-system rich land with her husband and two young sons, Teo and Quin.

Temra Costa is a tireless advocate for small-scale and sustainable farming in California.
- Alice Waters, Author & Founder of Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard program at the MLK Middle School

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Special Musical Guest: BURNSIDE

Join Evan Wiig from the Farmer’s Guild and his fabulous band Burnside!

What is the The Farmer's Guild, you ask?
The newest wave of farmers, ranchers, and sustainable food system advocates supporting healthy food production by collectively striving toward the economic viability of agriculture, while developing the social networks to attract, cultivate and sustain a new generation ready to work the land.

To get a sneak peak, watch this video or visit their Facebook page.

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Sabor Mexicano

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Only one weekend left in October!

Consider booking our fabulous farm with some friends or family members, and enjoy beautiful Sonoma County at it's best during the height of the Fall season! The 130-acre farm and historic home in Sonoma County is nestled among redwoods in a fertile valley near the Russian River and the charming town of Guerneville. This elegant lodging has received only 5 star reviews and offers full amenities for at least 12 adults and 3 children. Click HERE for more info.

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Bioneers Conference

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When: October 21st-23rd, 2016, starting at 8:00 AM
Where: Marin Center, San Rafael, California

For 27 years, Bioneers has been the leading summit calling for a Revolution from the Heart of Nature. Come explore practical and visionary solutions to live more harmoniously on our planet. We hope to see you there!

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Green Festival

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Find our booth and come say hello at this wonderful annual San Francisco event, November 11th-13th. Be on the lookout for the discount code we'll send in our next newsletter!

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Bay Area Green Tours Mission

Bay Area Green Tours 501(c)3 provides educational tours and events that demonstrate the sustainable economy in action, inspire support of local green businesses, and empower people to incorporate environmental responsibility and social justice into their personal and professional lives.

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