A Midsummer Night’s Feast – 4th Annual Benefit Dinner

A Midsummer Night’s Feast
4th Annual Good Farm Fund Benefit
Tuesday, July 24th   |   7 PM   |   Yokayo Ranch

This event has become the most beloved farm-to-table experience of the summer! A Midsummer Night’s Feast is a fabulous showcase of our region’s best food & culinary talent, featuring the people who feed our community, from shovel to fork.

Local food doesn’t get better than this. In one summer evening we bring together about 20 of the area’s “local-food-forward” chefs and pair them up with our best local farms and ranches to collaborate on one of a kind seasonal plates.

Libations will include local beer, wines, designer mocktails, and the crowd-favorite craft cocktails made with locally distilled spirits from American Craft Whiskey Distillery.

Hosted outdoors at the beautiful & historic Yokayo Ranch, the evening also includes live music, a farm tour, and a silent auction. (Onsite lodging is available for overnight guests, please email goodfarmfund@gmail.com for details.)

Advance Tickets: $100: Includes all food & beverages. We expect to sell out, but if tickets are available at the door they will be $125. Courtesy note: no dogs or other pets, please.

The event benefits the Good Farm Fund, which provides economic development & emergency relief grants to small local food producers, and funds the Food Stamp Match program at our local farmers markets. Presented by Good Farm Fund & the Mendo Lake Food Hub.

Here’s a sneak peak of the incredible menu…

Fog Eater Cafe w/ Nye Ranch
Purple cauliflower and squash fritters with pickled green strawberry relish and smoked carrot coulis. Gluten free and vegan.

Assaggiare Mendocino w/ Mendocino Meats Peking style roast duck in petal buns with herb salad and hoisin sauce

Byram’s Bread w/ Mendocino Grain Project
Donut Holes with local heirloom wheat flour & Rose geranium sugar

Kemmy’s Pies w/ Fortunate Farm & Round River Farms
Chocolate-walnut & strawberry rhubarb pie

Featured cocktails for the evening served by guest bartender Hoolis C. Nation, Brand Ambassador at American Craft Whiskey.

Smoked Fedora: bourbon, brandy, and smoked rum

Dorothy’s Kiss: dark gin, antica formula, oztreuse, (liqueur made from local herbs from Oz Farm in Point Arena), lemon twist

Mendo Mate’ Cobbler: straight vodka, mate’ vodka, pineapple juice, coconut water, Oz Farm strawberries + Oz Farm flowers


Here’s a sneak peak of just one of the many fabulous items that will be available in our silent auction. The piece pictured is “Field of Dreams” by local artist Tim Poma.

We will also have on offer a pizza party for 12 catered by Mendough’s (Olan Cox), a stay & cook at the Apple Farm, 2 nights in Caspar, a garden plot at the N. Oak Veteran’s Garden, a tour and picnic at the School of Adaptive Agriculture, weekly organic bread for a month from Eliot’s Bread, and much more! Come prepared to bid on some spectacular items.


Buck Thrifty will be joining us this year at the 4th Annual Midsummer Night’s Feast to benefit the Good Farm Fund. Kickin up a cocktail of the uniquely infused flavors of Folky-Punky-Bluesy-Swing, this raggedy crew of streetwise fashionistas is ready to serve up some seriously poppin’ grooves.

With a mobile musical menagerie of two to ten players and an enigmatic style that commands any crowd, Buck-Thrifty knows no limits in perusing the progression (or dare we say, regression?) of the Pacific Northwest’s festivale of folk fusions. So what do they mean by all that? Simply that they promise to supply saucy sounds that set your boots to stompin’ and your booty to shakin’.

Our event sponsors’ generous support is humbling. Their help and encouragement ensures that the funds raised through ticket sales, silent auctions, etc. goes to funding our important work. Thank you.

We would also like to send our deep appreciation to the many the local chefs, farmers, ranchers, restaurants, caterers, food producers, wineries, breweries, distillers, and other beverage sponsors who add their special magic that make our events sparkle. Thank you.