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.
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