Ocean Mist Farms Sponsors the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival
CASTROVILLE, CA - Ocean Mist Farms has announced it will be sponsoring the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival as it returns to the Monterey County Fairgrounds May 30-31.
California’s official state vegetable is getting its 56th year of celebration, with the festival anticipated to attract more than 30,000 visitors. 2015 will feature more food and wine than ever before, and even bigger entertainment acts.
“We are excited that the festival continues to expand and is one of the region’s most anticipated events,” said Ron Stefani, President of the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival. “This event is a unique opportunity to highlight the impact artichokes have in Castroville and Monterey, and our goal is to share the good fun, delicious flavors and long-standing festival traditions with the local community and visitors from around the world.”
Festival attendees can enjoy activities such as a farmer’s market, the Ocean Mist Farms Agro Art competition, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, the opportunity to meet Ocean Mist Farm’s ambassador “Arti the Artichoke,” artichoke field tours and a competitive artichoke eating contest. Attendees can also expect a variety of foods prepared using fresh artichokes, including artichokes creamed, steamed, deep-fried and grilled, and in burritos, soup, ice cream, cupcakes and more. Guests over 21 can enjoy wine tasting, micro brews, and artichoke pairings.
According to a press release, Northern California’s well-known chefs, Tony Baker and Ryan Scott, will be showcasing the versatility of the artichoke and share unique preparation techniques. Scott, host of San Francisco’s KGO radio cooking show and a Top Chef Season Four contestant, will broadcast live from the festival on May 30.
Ed Boutonnet, CEO of Ocean Mist Farms, said, “We’re proud to support the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival and to celebrate Castroville’s long and storied artichoke history.”
Tickets for the 2015 Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival are available for purchase at www.artichokefestival.org and can be purchased at the door.