Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 Sonoma County Fair Ag Education

Sonoma County Fair Ag Education Booth
North Bay Dairy Women again staffed a booth at the
Sonoma County Fair Dairy Barn on days of both
Junior & Open Dairy Exhibition.
Chair Susan Bianchi coordinated all exhibits & staffing.
Here NBDW President Judy & member Melissa Lema (of WUD)
staff the feeds & information table.
Susan very much enjoys this part of "Dairy Ed", taking photos
of a calf & fair goers.  Though most are children, a few adults join in
getting their photo taken.
Dairy Women "instant print" the photos so that fair goers can take home
a picture of themself with the calf.
Thank you to the exhibitors that shared their calf with us this year:
Rocco Cunningham, Amanda Charles & Jack Stafford.
Everyone loves the calves!
Also at the information booth we had running our presentation on the dairy industry
funded by a grant from California Milk Advisory Board.
 Feed & Information table was staffed & questions answered.
Dairy Princess Suzanne Amaral greeted barn visitors.
*Yes, the face is blurred on purpose.
Here Susan Bianchi answers questions from visitors watching the milking.
Alternate Dairy Princess Michelle McClure helped too.
Here are some of the many, many calf & kid photos taken. 
The faces have been blurred on purpose for privacy.

This is a great photo...don't know who was enjoying it more,
the calf or the young boy!

Thank you especially to Susan Bianchi for heading up this big project.
Thanks to those who helped at Dairy Education Booth at Sonoma County Fair
Including (and apologies to anyone missed): 
Rebecca Spaletta, Bea Charles, Margaret & George Gambonini, Melissa Lema, Chris Camozzi, Cindy Bordessa, Ryan Beretta, Kristy Spaletta, Emilie Strand, Janice Kehoe,
Dot & Earl Holtz, Nancy Chaffin, Dayna Ghirardelli, Joyce Leveroni, Judy Buttke, Sue McIsaac, Paulette Swallow, Taylor Serres, Ellen Durrer, Marie Riebli, and  Dairy Princess Suzanne Amaral, 1st Alternate Michelle McClure and 2nd Alternate Samantha Maas.
Also a HUGE thank you to those who loaned us a calf (all of whom were cooperative and photogenic) Rocco Cunningham, Amanda Charles & Jack Stafford.

Friday, October 26, 2012

2012 Sonoma County Fair Feature Booth

Sonoma County Fair Feature Booth Entry
North Bay Dairy Women entered the Feature Booth competition at the Sonoma County Fair.
Paulette Swallow stepped up as committee chair & booth designer.
The fair theme was "Cruise On In" and the booth used that as a jumping off for
"Cruise On In to Dairy Country"!!
Don't you agree Paulette & Co. did a great job!!
So did the Judges.
Paulette & Judy with the Plaque & Blue Ribbon for 1st Place.
Thank you to Paulette, Judy, Susan Bianchi, Annette Grossi, Linda Moretti, Audrey Muelrath, Monique Moretti for Set Up and Paulette, Judy, Susan & Sue McIsaac for Take Down.
Nice job everyone.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sonoma-Marin Fair Cheese Tasting

Sonoma-Marin Fair Cheese, Butter & Yogurt Tasting
On the opening day of the 2012 Sonoma-Marin Fair, North Bay Dairy Women again
hosted a local cheese, butter & yogurt tasting booth in the B.C. Wilson Building.
We had very generous support from many local dairy product makers. 
We appreciate their generous contribution to this fun afternoon of sharing.
Thank you to Susan Bianchi for chairing this event and getting everything lined up and organized.
And to Audrey Muelrath for her help getting tables & products prepped & ready for serving.
  We had help from many ladies and appreciate their time.
**Disclaimer---Strictly Personal Thought from this blog poster!**
This is one of the nicest events we do thanks to Susan's organization,
the generous cheese makers and the public's reaction to the products we share!!
If you missed it this year, mark your 2013 calendar, it is not to be missed.
Back to the facts. 
We shared the following products:
Marin French Cheese Company
Triple Creme Brie Cheese
Wallaby Yogurt, Greek Yogurt & Sour Cream
Nicasio Valley Reserve Cheese
Valley Ford Estero Gold & Highway One Cheese
Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Cheese
McClellands Dairy European Style Butter
Pt. Reyes Original Blue Cheese
Petaluma Creamery/Springhill Cheese Assorted Cheese & Cheese Curds
District #3 Dairy Princess Suzanne & North Bay Dairy Women President Judy Buttke
All the choices!!
Thank you to our local dairy product producers & all the local dairies who producte such great milk to supply the makers of these products!

2012 Sonoma County Fair Dairy of the Year

Wanted to share what we have been up to in recent months.
on being named the 2012 Sonoma County Fair Dairy of the Year!
Here is a photo of the Buttke Family receiving their award at the dairy show in August.

Son Glen, Judy & Doug
Ryan, Danny, Daughter Clarette & Aaron McDonald
Nicholas (in red plaid front) Son Nick, Amber holding Mason & Lane in front (in shorts), and
District #3 Dairy Princess Suzanne Amaral with the perpetual trophy.
Congratulations Judy & Doug & Family!