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May 31, 2013 3 min read

Dragonfly Farm, Noshing with Criminals, Hog It Up, and a Vineyard Dinner

Dragonfly Farm, Noshing with Criminals, Hog It Up, and a Vineyard Dinner
The Green Grocer will be part of the festivities at Dragonfly Farm. Photo courtesy of Heather Irwin/
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By 707 correspondent Heather Irwin. Sign up for the BiteClub Newsletter.

The forecast for this week? Plenty of sunshine and great food in all parts north. Here’s your cheat sheet on all things delicious in Wine Country.

Sunday June 2nd: DRAGONFLY FARM in Healdsburg hosts an open house from 10am-3pm with tasty bites from Ariel Ross (gluten-free Florentines), sweets from Flour Girl, Heather’s Homemade hand pies, farm market phenom the Green Grocer, as well as picnicking, family yoga, industrial art, crafts, and even life coaching. 425 Westside Road at Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.

Thursday June 6th: Craft, kvetch, and nosh away the evening at CRIMINAL BAKING CO. & NOSHERY. I’m a huge fan of Dawn Zaft’s homey cakes and pies, pour-over coffees, and scones at this cozy storefront. She’ll include tea and quiche, a comfy creative space, and plenty of community dishing with the requested $10 donation. Bring your project this Thursday or any first Thursday of the month. 463 Sebastopol Ave. at Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Saturday June 8th: Pop-up dinner kings MULLEN & SMITH team up with local butcher Rian Rinn (who plans to open Sonoma County Meat Co., a custom cut-and-wrap butcher shop, in Santa Rosa this year) for Hog It Up at SHED in Healdsburg. The trio will have a live hog butchery demonstration followed by a three-course meal using the aforementioned piggy. Rinn, Ian Mullen, and Jason Smith met at SF’s Fifth Floor nearly a decade ago and have collaborated on this season-inspired menu. Tickets are $110 per person and include a glass of wine with dinner. Details and tickets available online. Can’t make that event? Aspiring fermenters (and those who love them) can check out Jennifer Harris’ kombucha, kvass, and kefir class from 1-3pm on Sunday June 16th, $25. 25 North St. at Foss, Healdsburg.

Saturday June 8th, SEGHESIO FAMILY VINEYARDS’ Chef’s Summer Dinner at Passalacqua Ranch: Sip and sup among the vines of historic Sonoma County properties with a menu prepared by chef Peter Janiak, formerly of SF’s Boulevard and Presidio Social Club. The event features beef carpaccio with cherry tomatoes, grilled prawns with English pea risotto and sea urchin butter, and filet mignon with garlic potato purée and morel mushroom cream. Old-vine zinfandels will be paired with each course. The event is limited to 50 participants, $200 per person, 5-9pm. Details and reservations by calling 707-395-3609.

Sunday June 9th: It’s NOLA at the Windsor Farmers Market as PARISH CAFE’S Rob Lippincott hosts New Orleans Day. The Louisiana transplant brings his family’s French Creole recipes to life with a free chef demonstration at 11am. There will be beignets, live music with Catfish Jack, free cake, and Mardi Gras beads for all. The market itself is open 10am-1pm. 701 McClelland Dr., Windsor.

Still hungry? Check out Heather’s always updated food and dining blog at

Criminal Baking Co. & Noshery hosts a kvetch and craft event on the first Thursday of each month. Photo courtesy of Heather Irwin/
Dinner in the vineyard with Seghesio Family Vineyards. Photo courtesy of Seghesio Family Vineyards.
Chef Rob Lippincott will bring NOLA to Windsor at a special celebration for the Windsor Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of Heather Irwin.
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