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Bodega Red at Shed: On Sunday from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Shed in Healdsburg hosts a Sunday Supper in honor of the Bodega Red Potato, which was recently pulled back from the brink of extinction and is now being grown by a number of local farmers and backyard gardeners.

Chef Niki Ford will prepare a feast that celebrates this potato, our potato, and guests will learn the story of how the potato was saved, which was due, in part, to the efforts of Slow Food.

Cost is $42 and tickets are available through healdsburgshed.com.

Latke Time in Santa Rosa: The Second Annual Jewish Food Festival, a benefit for Congregation Shomrei Torah, takes place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year's inaugural festival was successful beyond all expectations, with 1600 guests when they were hoping to attract a thousand.

They've made a few changes this year. Most importantly, they are doubling and, in some cases, tripling the amount of food. Secondly, there will be no parking at the Synagogue. Instead, there will be free shuttle service from the Jockey Club at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Rd. ) to the fete, which is just two blocks away. Parking is free, too.

There is also an admission charge this year. It's just $5 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.

At the heart of the festival is an enormous array of Jewish comfort foods, including potato latkes with homemade apple sauce and sour cream; bagels, cream cheese and lox; corned beef sandwiches; chocolate egg creams; savory noodle kugel; honey cake; black and white cookies; poppy seed cookies; rugalach; sour cream coffee cake; apple cake; chocolate torte; challah; babka from Greens Bakery in New York and more. There will be coffee, beer and wine available for purchase, too.

There is more than food at this celebration. There are a lot of activities for kids; a Second Hand Rose pop-up thrift store of curated items and live music throughout the day.

Rabbi George Gittleman and Assistant Rabbi Stephanie Kramer will offer tours of the Shomrei Torah Synagogue.

Activities take place inside and outside so you should bring sun screen and a hat.

Admission tickets are available on line at shomreitorah.org. Once you arrive, you buy tokens to spend on foods to enjoy on the spot and, if you like, to take home. You can also bid on over eighty auction items via the Web site.

Peaches!: Dry Creek Peach & Produce finally has enough peaches to open the farm stand, which is located at 2179 Yoakim Bridge Rd. in Healdsburg. Earlier in the season, there were problems caused by June rains and hungry bees from nearby hives.

Now the season, though a tad late, is in full swing and the farm stand should be open for the next four weeks, on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The farm stand usually has more than just extraordinary peaches. You'll often find delicious Walla Walla onions, Celebrity tomatoes, plums, figs, nectarines, peach jam, bellini mix, peach chips and more.

For more information, visit drycreekpeach.com.

Music to Brunch By: Dierk's Midtown Cafe (1422 4th St., Santa Rosa) will have live music during brunch this Sunday when Kirk Charles Heydt of Petaluma will entertain guests with his personal versions of rock, soul and funk.

Dierk's Midtown Cafe is the second Santa Rosa location for chef Mark Dierkhising, who opened Dierk's Parkside Cafe (404 Santa Rosa Ave.) in November, 2006. Menus are similar but not identical and both locations are open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crush, with Barra Winery: Next Wednesday, Crush Italian Steakhouse & Bar (1180 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah) host a wine dinner featuring Barra of Mendocino winery and special guest Martha Barra.

Chef Jesse Elhardt's three-course dinner features such options as veal tartare cannoli with cured tuna aioli paired with Barra Girasole Vineyards Pinot Blanc and Girasole Vineyards Pinot Noir and lamb rouille with garlic and saffron, paired with Barra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dessert is vanilla bean and buttermilk semifreddo with peach coulis, cookies and berries paired with house-made limoncello.

Cost is $65 per person. To make reservations and for more information, call 463-0700.

Fermented Fun: This Sunday, the Finley Community Center (2060 West College Ave., Santa Rosa) hosts the Farm To Fermentation Festival from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The festival includes an opportunity to taste all manner of fermented foods, from cheeses, yogurt and natto to sauerkraut and sake.

There are educational presentations, do-it-yourself workshops and speakers scheduled throughout the day, with such highlights as Charlie Bamforth on why beer is good for us and Emma Christensen on making naturally-fermented sodas at home. There's also a marketplace, where you can find everything you need to satisfy your inner fermentation fanatic.

This year, the festival has teamed up with Ales For Autism; the festival's proceeds will benefit this organization.

General admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Those under 12 are admitted free and those between 12 and 16 pay $25 in advance and $30 at the door. If you want to enjoy alcoholic beverages, you need a VIP Libation Lounge pass, which is $50 in advance and $55 at the door.

For tickets, a complete schedule of speakers and more information about fermentation in Sonoma County, visit farmtofermentation.com.

Time for Tix to the Garden Art Gala: One of the best events of the year is the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundations Garden Art Gala, taking place this year on Sunday, September 8, from 2 to 6 p.m.

This is the tenth annual fete. In most years, the gala has sold out in advance so it is always a good idea to get your tickets early.

The gala features a silent auction of dozens of original art pieces donated by more than sixty local artists, including Warren Arnold, Susan Churchill, Micca Gray, Nancy Lorenz, Claire Fenlon May and many others.

There's plenty of local wines to both bid on and enjoy on the spot, along with craft brews from Moonlight Brewing Co. Pizza Politano will be preparing wood-fired pizzas, Ceres Community Project will offer barbecue chicken on skewers and lettuce cups, Zix Cookies is preparing desserts and Olive Don will host an olive tasting. There will also be local cheeses and big selection of heirloom tomatoes.

It all takes place at the beautiful Vine Hill House in Sebastopol. The event concludes with a live auction, hosted by auctioneer Bill Carle and featuring things to do and places to go, including a kayak tour of the Estero Americano, a bird-watching excursion through Bodega Bay with a bird expert, a private dinner party by Bruce Riezenman, a week in Akumal, Mexico and more.

Tickets, $75 each, are available at lagunafoundation.org.

Michele Anna Jordan hosts "Mouthful" each Sunday at 7 p.m. on KRCB 90.9 & 91.1 FM.

E-mail Jordan at michele@micheleannajordan.com.

You'll find her blog, "Eat This Now," at pantry.blogs.pressdemocrat.com.

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