Dinner at the Barn Auction Items

Drake's VIP Tour & Tasting Package

Value $250

Drake's VIP Tour & Tasting Package includes a private “behind the scenes” tour of Drake’s Brewery and a custom curated tasting for a group of up to 8 people. Drake’s Brewing Company of San Leandro, CA will be landing at The Barn in spring of 2018 with the launch of a full service restaurant, brewery, and event venue. Drake’s has been family owned for over 28 years and their brewers are intent on making The Barn a space to bring community together over great beer and locally sourced cuisine.

Flight Around the Buttes

Value $800

Flight Around the Buttes is a one hour airplane ride around the Sutter Buttes out of the Yuba City airport.

“Before modern levees and dams were built to contain the rivers, winter storms and spring run-off frequently turned the Sacramento Valley into an inland sea, making the Buttes an island refuge for California Indians, settlers and wildlife. The Buttes have had many names over the years. The Maidu Indians called them “Histum Yani” which translates as, “Middle Mountains of the Valley” or “Spirit Mountain,” depending on the source.”
--California Department of Parks and Recreation

The flight is donated by and courtesy of Rob Ryan with Ryan Wealth Management. Prior to become a financial advisor, Rob was a naval aviator with over 2000 hours in an FA-18 Hornet, 180 carrier landings, and six combat missions over Iraq. He’s an excellent pilot and he very much enjoys sharing his passion for flying with others.

Raley’s Holiday Gift Basket Sampler & Shopping Spree

Value $500

Founded in 1935, Raley's is a third-generation family owned regional food retailer headquartered in West Sacramento, California. In this basket you will receive a sample of some of the finest products from Raley's stores as well as a shopping spree.

Farm Dinner at Park Winters

Value $650

Experience land-inspired dining amidst the farmlands of Yolo County. The Park Winters Farm Dinner is a unique dining experience that represents the story of the season. Guests are encouraged to begin their evening with a self-guided tour of the idyllic grounds and gardens. The 7-course dinner is served in a beautifully appointed dining room located inside an elegant barn with views of the surrounding farmland. Much of the ingredients are sourced from Park Winters' own organic farm - the chefs and farm manager work closely together to offer fresh produce at the peak of ripeness. The kitchen also forges relationships with neighboring farms and purveyors, who provide beautiful ingredients that represent our bountiful region. The menu changes with availability of ingredients - no two Farm Dinners are alike. After dinner, enjoy a nightcap outside by our modern 24 foot long fireplace with views of the night sky.

Includes four farm dinner tickets. Package includes tax and service charge, but excludes alcoholic beverages.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour for (10) people to the Sacramento Southern Pacific Shops

Value $1,000

Behind-the-Scenes Tour for (10) people to the Sacramento Southern Pacific Shops. This exclusive tour will be guided by the Shops’ Chief Mechanical Officer Al DiPaolo, as well as a trained docent from California State Railroad Museum. These historic Shops are not open to the public making this tour particularly special.

You will see the interiors of the historic Boiler Shop and Erecting Shop, two of the Shops buildings where the California State Railroad Museum handles maintenance and restoration of its historic collection. On your tour you will see some demonstrations of the incredible machines still in use today, hear the history of the building itself, view and learn about a variety of early locomotives and railcars, and take a ride on the transfer table.

A Week in Provence for 2-4 people - A medieval village house in St. Martin de Bromes

Value $700

Have you always wanted to spend a week in a small village in Provence, become a regular at the local café, sit on your own terrace overlooking tiled roofs and the hills beyond while sipping a glass of rose wine? During the days wander to the markets of nearby Aix-en-Provence and Riez, visit the famous Gorges du Verdon, hike, or simply wander the back roads of the countryside, picnicking, wine tasting and exploring the villages. A medieval village house in St. Martin de Bromes, in the heart of Provence, is yours for a week. Completely renovated, the house belongs to award-winning cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan and her daughter, author and stylist, Ethel Brennan. Two bedrooms on two floors, bath, small kitchen and dining area, with dishwasher, washer and dryer, it is ideal for 2 to 4 people to share an unforgettable holiday and experience. Valid for 2 years.

Limited Edition, Custom-Made Liberty Cruiser

Value $750

Own, Ride & Enjoy one of a limited number of unique and custom-made Liberty Cruisers. The smooth riding single-speed Cruiser includes a leather seat and hand grips, LED lights on the front and back, and collapsible rear mounted wire baskets to allow for easy transport of groceries. Each Cruiser is individually numbered to spark conversation with fellow Cruiser owners riding around town.

A one month sponsorship on Entercom’s EatFarmToFork.com website


Perfect for Sacramento businesses! Sponsorship includes an article written about the sponsor that will appear on the Eat Farm to Fork website and an on air spot advertising schedule valued at $5,000.

Eat Farm to Fork has been in the forefront of connecting local Farm-to-Fork businesses with the community by creating partnerships and exposure through constant on-air, digital, social and experiential involvement through engagement and conversation.

In 2012, Sacramento was declared America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital by Mayor Kevin Johnson and Eat Farm to Fork is dedicated in spreading the word about Sacramento’s amazing food scene and agricultural contributions locally & globally. EatFarmtoFork.com is an online directory where you can find, connect and share about local restaurants, breweries, wineries, farms, markets, events, current topics and everything about Farm-to-Fork living.

EatFarmtoFork.com has roughly 3,000 pageviews, with 85% of that being new visitors. Our newsletter is sent on average to 35,000 subscribers. Entercom stations reach over 1.2 Million people each week and have the top 5 radio stations in the Sacramento market.

Weekend in Tahoe

Value $800

A two night stay in a two bedroom, two bath condominium in Incline Village, Nevada. The condo sleeps 6 adults (2 queen beds and a queen sofa sleeper) and is a few minutes walk to Incline’s private beaches and The Hyatt. The home is completely remodeled with a fully equipped kitchen and gas range. There is an outside grill and an inside gas fireplace. The unit has access to common area spa and sauna. Available October through May, excluding Holidays.

Farmer for a Day Harvest Experience

Value $350

Join Center for Land-Based Learning Board Member and Colusa County farmer Ben Carter for a day in his shoes. Come see how California organic rice is produced on Benden Farms in Colusa! Enjoy a tour of the rice fields during harvest (October 23 - November 3) and learn the cultural practices of commercial organic rice production. Ride/drive a bankout wagon or combine. The tour includes a picnic lunch.

Honey Bees and Beekeeping on the Farm

Value $250

Uncover the secret life of honey bees at The Cannery's urban farm. Experience the wonder of honey bees and beekeeping in a beautiful farm setting. Bees are so important to our ecosystem, and Rachel Morrison of The Beecharmers wants to help you learn more about how they live and function. After touring the farm and apiary, you'll suit up and become a beekeeper for a few hours. We'll conclude with a honey tasting, where we'll talk more about bees, pollination and honey.

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