Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wine & Farm Festival a hit

Saturday's Wine & Farm Festival was our 3rd annual, and each year it gets bigger and better. This year we were happy to have five Southern Arizona winemakers, all selling wine made from Arizona-grown fruit. The winemakers were joined by local farmers and craftspeople selling their wares.

The farmers market indoors featured a range of delicious and useful products from eggs and goat cheese, to baked goods and goat milk soaps, to crafts, gorgeous alpaca fiber items, and native plants like tomatoes and chiles.

We were expecting about 400 people, the same number as the previous two years. The emphasis on local products and PERFECT Sonoita spring day brought over 600 people to Canelo Hills with their friends, honeys, and children. Café Sonoita sold out of the yummy lunches they'd brought by 1:30!

It was exciting for us to see so many people at Canelo Hills enjoying themselves and learning about all that Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties have to offer. The Santa Cruz Humane Society adopted out all the dogs and cats they brought to our festival -- another mark of a wildly successful day.

1 comment:

  1. wow, that's really awesome.
    happy to hear it continues to grow and be a success.
    and all those pets have homes, great.