The “Summer Social” , wine and appetizers, for our membership was held in June at Wildhurst Winery in Kelseyville. The winery is owned by Myron and Marilyn Holdenried. Marilyn was one of the founders of our chapter and was its first president 37 years ago.
The Lake County Fair took place on Labor Day weekend. CWA teamed up with the Lake County Farm Bureau on a bounty of Lake County garden display and won the “Best of Show” award for a display garden. The project was spearheaded and executed by CWA Recording Secretary, Claudia Street, she is also the Farm Bureau Executive Director.
The AgVenture educational program for community leaders, celebrating it’s fourth year, is off to a fine start with the first session on August 16.. Our next sessions are September 20, October 18 and November 8. At our November session Brian Leahy, Director Department of Pesticide Regulations will be a presenter to our class of 12 participants.
“One Day Visit to Lake County Family Farms” is scheduled for October 1. CWA will host Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Marin) and his contigent. Congressman John Garamendi has also expressed interest in participating in one of our tours.
LCCWA will once again be baking and selling pies on September 27 for the Kelseyville Pear Festival, which is held on September 28. Proceeds fund our scholarship and teacher mini-grant programs.
The Saveur Magazine is working on a spread about Lake County’s wine and agricultural products and will be visiting our pie baking event.