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  • Santa Barbara County Farm Day To Host Pizza & Pinot Mixer

    A Pizza & Pinot Mixer will be held Wednesday, June 5 at Riverbench Winery for those interested in learning about the upcoming 1st Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day and available sponsorship opportunities. Attendees will meet some of the growers, farmers, ranchers and other Farm Day participants while sipping Riverbench pinot and sampling wood fired pizza from Craft Wood Fired Catering. Jim Stollberg, Riverbench's vintner, will be on hand to discuss the wine making process for their pinot. The mixer is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    The inaugural Santa Barbara County Farm Day is Saturday, September 28. Over 10 farms, ranches and ag support organizations in the Santa Maria Valley and surrounding area will open their doors to the public. Farm Day is free to attend. Visitors will be able to create their own itinerary to experience a day of agricultural activities and meet the farmers who grow the food they eat.
    Santa Barbara County Farm Day is organized by the nonprofit Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), which provides classroom agricultural and nutrition education and free farm field trips.
    Current sponsors include the Santa Barbara Foundation, JB Dewar, Driscoll's and Reiter Affiliated Companies.
    Riverbench Winery is at 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria. For more information about the Pizza & Pinot Mixer or Santa Barbara County Farm Day sponsorship opportunities, call 805-901-0213 or go to www.santabarbaracountyfarmday.com and click on "Support."

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