Camp ‘n' brunch

Illustration by Serene Lusano

The upcoming Hoes Down Harvest Festival is proof that farm-to-fork festivities don't stop just because Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks ends. Full Belly Farm's 28th annual harvest party is one of the best family events around—a giant celebration of food and farm life at 16090 County Road 43 in Guinda, about an hour from Sacramento. Shop the farmers market and grab a hot dog from Prather Ranch or a scoop of organic ice cream from Straus Family Creamery. Taste Yolo County wines and attend a free agricultural workshop about cow milking, sheep shearing or herbs. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, with festivities running from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. But if that's not enough, you can pay $25 to camp overnight, enjoy a huge brunch and attend more workshops. These Sunday seminars—fermentation, small-scale olive oil production, floral design—require advance registration and range from $10 to $40. More at