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Modesto downtown sampler returns

Modesto downtown sampler returns

The Downtown Sampler returned last year and was a big hit. A couple of thousand people came to downtown and walked stroll and rode their bikes to over 25 restaurant, cafes and bars to sample what they had to offer.

MMC hosts "Harvest of Hope" - Spend a day on a working farm!

MMC hosts "Harvest of Hope" - Spend a day on a working farm!

On Saturday, September 15, Memorial Medical Center is hosting its second "Harvest of Hope" — a community cancer-prevention food and nutrition event focused on a healthful way to eat local, sustainable foods to support optimal health.

The event, held at LaRosa Family Farms in Hughson, CA, offers attendees a chance to participate in farm-to-fork workshops to learn about the best local, sustainable food choices and to end the day with a field-to-table dinner.

"Our goal is to educate, inspire behavior change in the way we eat, and get people thinking about food for optimal health," said Cheryl Casey, MMC's Cancer Community Outreach Coordinator. "It's also an opportunity to honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

Fundraiser to benefit local effort to feed malnourished children around the world

Fundraiser to benefit local effort to feed malnourished children around the world
 Country Beer & Wine Roundup Will Feature Local Wineries,Craft Breweries, Food Tastings, Auction

Berkeley winery finding success with Lodi winegrapes

Jeff Morgan’s company Covenant Wines purchases grapes from Lodi’s Mettler family for its wines.

LODI—This area’s reputation as a profitable region for winegrapes, especially zinfandels, is no secret.

So, when Jeff Morgan, winemaker and co-owner at Covenant Winery in Berkeley, wanted to add a Lodi zin to his lineup of vinos, he turned to Mettler Vineyards in Lodi.

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Comforting classics: Diners still popular throughout Central Valley

Oscar Quiroz, second from right, jokes with staff and customers at the Mangy Moose Cafe in Manteca.

MANTECA—It might not be the most appetizing of names, but the Mangy Moose Café draws a regular crowd of locals and some not-so locals.

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Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

On September 16, Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department presents a new event — Harvest of Hope— inspired by a very popular cancer prevention program held over the last few years.

"We are very excited about this event," said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services community outreach coordinator. "It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the area of nutrition and optimal health, and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Sharon Palmer, RD is a well-known and respected expert on the topic of Plant-Based eating and will be the main speaker. Chef Jesse Laymon will be doing the cooking demo and tasting. Ali Stambaugh from Westurf Nursery will lead the home gardening class. 

The Firehouse & Ten22 celebrate moms with special brunch and three-course menus

The Firehouse & Ten22 celebrate moms with special brunch and three-course menus

Known for their commitment to quality and offering unparalleled dining experiences, Harvego Restaurant Group (HRG) is celebrating moms on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14, 2017 – with specially created three-course menus at The Firehouse and Ten22.

A sampling of the special Mother’s Day menu items offered by The Firehouse and Ten22 is highlighted below.
 
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