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 Colusa County Harvest Renaissance Faire

The Colusa County Harvest Renaissance Faire is an opportunity for the citizens of Colusa County and surrounding areas to sell their locally made products and to promote local services.  It is scheduled for October 23-24, 2010 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds, and is set in the court of Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain (1474-1516).  This event will allow residents the opportunity and the venue to participate in Colusa County’s Renaissance.  Colusa County shares latitude with both Spain and Portugal.  Because of the shared latitude, many of the same agricultural products and value added agricultural products were available historically.  Rice, olives, mushrooms, beans, vine crops, grains, fruits and vegetables were all staples of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.  They produced wine from locally grown grapes, made bread from locally grown and ground grains, and cheeses from locally produced milk.  All soap, perfume and medications were made at home, using locally produced products.  Traditionally, sheep, goats, chickens and pigs were kept domestically.  Game birds, venison and wild boar were hunted to supplement the table.  All of those products are still available here in Colusa County.  Here, they are fresh and our local producers know how those products are best featured.  By adding the historical element, CFCC hopes to attract visitors from other areas to the faire, thus creating an expanded customer base.  If successful, this will become an annual event, thus creating a sustainable market for those goods and services.  If you would like more information, or to register to participate, please call Cheri at (530) 788-5388

Coming October 23-24, 2010


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