Fundraiser benefits Open Farm Tours

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Tickets are now on sale for "Hot Cuban Nights!", a fundraiser dinner dance to benefit Open Farm Tours in Corralitos.

The dinner will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, at Whiskey Hill Farms, 371 Calabasas Road in Watsonville, from 4-8 p.m., and will include a Cuban-inspired dinner complete with drinks and dancing.

David Blume of Whiskey Hill Farm & Carolyn Rudolph of Charlie Hong Kong will give presentations about growing and sourcing local food. Later, attendees will experience the Latin Quarter sounds of DJs Brett Taylor and Lynn Johnson.

Tickets range from $49-$99 on a sliding scale basis and include a mojito or beverage of your choice. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

The fundraiser benefits the Open Farm Tours, a chance to meet farmers and tour 11 local family farms on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. All 11 farms implement sustainable agriculture practices and are within a 10-mile radius of each other.

The tour is free and open to the public.

Participating farms this year are Prevedelli Farm, Lonely Mountain Farm, Discovery Program at Live Earth Farm, Terra Sole Nursery, New Natives Nursery, Blossoms Biodynamic Farm, Thomas Farm, Dos Aguilas Olive Grove, Whiskey Hill Farm, Blue Heron Farm & Stone Meal Farm.

Participate in farm activities such as apple juicing, apple sauce making and U-Picks.

The Market Place will take place at Alladin Nursery, 2905 Freedom Blvd. in Watsonville, featuring lunch, beverages and wine with an assortment of food from local artisan food vendors.

Visit openfarmtours.com to download a free tour map and to register to be entered in the lunch drawings and raffles.