Sonoma County Focus – Farm to Pantry and Slow Food Russian River

Host Michelle Marques talks with Duskie Estes, Executive Director of Farm to Pantry, and Paula Shatkin, Leader of the Gravenstein Apple Presidium for Slow Food Russian River. Duskie and Paula talk about the Gravenstein Apple free apple press which is now open to the public. They also share details of a special cider that will be made by Golden State with gleaned apples. Learn more at

Duskie shares the story of Farm to Pantry and their efforts to eliminate food waste in Sonoma County with a group of volunteers to glean backyards and farms for the leftover fruits and veggies that are in turn donated to local food pantries. You can join by donating time, money, or offer your fruit trees/garden for gleaning. Learn more at

The Gravenstein Apple Fair is postponed this year, however there is still an opportunity to enjoy some live music and help raise funds for the next Fair at a special benefit concert on August 14. Learn more at