Taste of the Valley Coming Up on April 29

The Kings County Farm Bureau will be hosting its popular food, wine and beer-tasting fundraiser, Taste of the Valley, on Saturday, April 29. This community-wide event helps raise money to support Farm Bureau programs.

The event will be held at beautiful Burris Park from 4-7pm and offer guests the opportunity to sample an impressive assortment of California wines, hand-crafted beers, and to purchase food from some favorite local eateries. The evening will feature live music by Hanford’s own J.J. Brown, an outdoor game area and a silent auction.

Wineries that will be pouring include CWO Cacciatore, Cardella Winery, E & J Gallo Winery, Farmer’s Fury and Twisted Roots Winery. Bird Street Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Full Circle Brewing Company, Riley’s Brewing, Mad Duck Brewery, Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company and the Tulare County Homebrew Organization will be sharing an assortment of craft beers. Sponsors that include A.S. Danielson’s, Bennett & Bennett Irrigation, Golden State Farm Credit and Mitchell Insurance Service will also be serving up an assortment of wine and beer.

Food, desserts and beverages will be available from vendors that include Fagundes Old World Cheese, Figaro’s Mexican Grill, Rock N Roll Deli and Rosa Brothers Milk Company.

KCFB Executive Director Dusty Ference said that the money raised will allow Farm Bureau to fund ag education and outreach programs in Kings County, from training classes and industry workshops to political activism, community involvement and Farm Day.

“Farm Bureau relies heavily on fundraisers like this one to allow us to continue advocating for Kings County agriculture and providing the programs and services that local farmers have come to rely on,” Ference said.

Taste of the Valley tickets are $45 each, and can be purchased online at kcfb.org or at the KCFB office, 870 Greenfield Ave. in Hanford. Tickets will also be on sale at the gate on the day of the event for $50. For more information, please call the KCFB office at 584-3557.

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