Duskie Does Petaluma


By 707 correspondent, Deirdre Bourdet.

Fresh off her win at Aspen’s Food and Wine Classic, Queen of Porc Duskie Estes is back in Sonoma County and cooking for a tasty cause on Saturday July 30th. She’s teamed up with local event management company From Farm to Table to host a dinner at ~CANVAS RANCH~ in west Petaluma, benefiting Family Farms of the Coastal Valleys.

On the menu: ultra-local, artisanal products from Tresch Dairy, Valley Ford Cheese Company, Bellwether Farms, McClelland Dairy, Della Fattoria Bakery, Hog Island Oyster Co., and of course the host of the dinner, Canvas Ranch. Rumor has it there may be Barlas goat tostadas, Gleason Ranch chicken, and an assortment of Estes’ Black Pig charcuterie in the mix, as well as plenty of creamy delights from the participating cheesemakers.

In addition to the four-course alfresco feast, guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and local wines at a welcome reception, and tour Canvas Ranch with the farmer. Keep an eye out for the resident cashmere goats, Araucana chickens, and (my favorite) miniature Babydoll sheep, the cutest little farm mowers around.

Family Farms of the Coastal Valleys is a new nonprofit program from the Education Foundation of Sonoma County, formed for the purpose of supporting the sustainability of family farms, ranches, and fisheries through education. The event on July 30th begins at 5pm, and costs $160 per person; reserve your spot through BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information, visit From Farm to Table’s website, or call 707-256-9409.