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KID ZONE

SUPPLEMENT TO Sponsored by the


LINCOLN NEWS MESSENGER, Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce
LOOMIS NEWS AND PLACER www.LoomisChamber.com
HERALD
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WELCOME
he Loomis Basin eggplant pakara, eggplant all the young people.

T Chamber of Com-
merce is proud to
welcome you, your family
tacos, eggplant salad to
eggplant shooters and
more. Frosty-cold beer,
Don’t miss the Quad
Jumper, Teacup, 50-foot
slide, face painting, free
and your friends to the Margaritas and tasty bev- craft booths, “Eggonopo-
23nd Annual Loomis Egg- erages for every taste will lis 500” Pine Derby race,
plant Festival. also be available. Little Sprout Fashion
Our festival celebrates The Chamber offers Show and on and on.
the beautiful Loomis local businesses an We are egg-specially
Basin and South Placer opportunity to introduce excited about the Wine
County with an egg-stra- themselves in the Show- Tasting Garden and
ordinary day of events, case, which includes a Avenue of Art. Nine
arts, crafts, food, wine Farmers Market and a wineries from The Placer
tasting and free entertain- Home & Garden Show- County Wine & Grape
ment from start to finish. case. Be sure to sign up for Association will be pour-
There is no admission or the numerous raffles and ing for a nominal fee.
parking fee for our festi- free gifts in this area. Artists, from the Autumn
val. The Little House of Egg- Art Tour, will be featured
Randy Peter’s Catering plant is the place to get in the Avenue of Art.
will be serving “5 Star-rat- our 2010 Eggplant Festival We look forward to wel-
ed” eggplant dishes all and vintage trademark coming you to the beauti-
day long, a real favorite of merchandise. The variety ful Loomis Basin, and we
our festival guests. Other of T-shirts, aprons, visors, hope you enjoy your visit
excellent food vendors travel cups and postcards with us as we celebrate
will be offering everything will make wonderful gifts the lovely purple veg-
from an eggplant break- for you and your family etable, the eggplant.
fast burrito, panko egg- and friends.
plant and prawn basket, The Kid/Teen Zone will ~ The Loomis Basin Chamber
eggplant curry, lumpia, be the happening spot for of Commerce

WHAT’S INSIDE
Schedule of Events......................................... 4

Site map.......................................................... 6

Grower profile................................................8

Sponsors......................................................... 10

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Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, OCT. 1 tion: Wear purple and/or songs played by a tight
Pre-Festival Celebration green clothing. First 30 par- five-member band. Soropti-
Mixer ticipants will receive a “Pur- mist International of the
6 to 8 p.m., hosted by Wells ple Reign” ribbon. Check in Loomis Basin will be host-
Fargo Loomis, inside between 10 and 11 a.m. at ing a Margarita Bar.
Raley’s, at 3680 Taylor Purple Reign Stage, next to
Blue Goose Corn Maze. Wine Tasting
Road, next to Christensen’s
The Wine Garden will be
Saddlery. All vendors are
Pine Derby “Eggonopolis open all day. Nine Placer
invited and encouraged to
500” County Wine & Grape Asso-
attend.
12:15 p.m. Bring your own ciation wineries will be
pine derby with a decorated pouring their award-win-
SATURDAY, OCT. 2 eggplant driver. Categories: ning wines and most winer-
Kids ages 0-13, Adults, Busi- ies will have a booth where
Pancake Breakfast ness. Check in between 11 you can purchase wine to
7 to 10 a.m. at 5840 Horse- a.m. to 12 p.m. at Webb take home and share with
shoe Bar Rd. Loomis Fire- Street. family and friends. Check
fighters will be hosting a out their websites to learn
sumptuous feast. Breakfast Entertainment — Three about their wine, locations
items include pancakes, Stages and hours of operation. We
eggs, sausage, orange juice 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The encourage you to eat, drink
and coffee. Donations will Main Stage will highlight a and think local. Visit pcw-
be greatly appreciated. wide variety of talent from ga.org/wineries_map to
musicians, multi-cultural locate these fine wineries: MARTHA GARCIA • GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE
Opening Ceremonies dancers, a marshal artist, Casque Wines (casque Two youngsters sit pretty in the Wells Fargo Stagecoach during last year’s Eggplant Festival.
8:45 to 9:15 a.m. The Del and other amateur perform- wines.com); Fawnridge This year, festival attendees will again have the opportunity to sit in the stagecoach, and take
Oro Golden Eagle Marching ing troupes. pictures, if they wish.
Winery (fawnridgewine.
Band will parade from
com); Pescatore Vineyard Fly-tying Peters Catering: Spicy Egg- Multi-cultural: Lumpia, Egg-
Webb Street to the Train 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The and Winery (pesca- 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Demon- plant Garlic Dip and Pita plant Salad; C.M.B. Enterpris-
Depot roundabout. Wine Garden will host a torewines.com); Rancho strations by Jim Victorine, Chips, Eggplant Burgers,Tri-tip es: Eggplant Pakara and Egg-
jazz stage for the sophisti- Roble Vineyard and Winery
Best of Chef Cooking “The Rod Doctor,” at The Sandwiches with Eggplant plant Curry; On the Wharf:
cated musical palette. There (ranchoroble.com); Secret
Contest - 10 to 10:30 a.m. Little House of Eggplant. BBQ Sauce; Café Zorro: Egg- Eggplant Breakfast Burritos,
will be picnic tables for your Ravine Vineyard and Winery
Professional & Amateur plant Shooters; Susuma Japan- Tempura Eggplant & Prawn
convenience and relaxation. (secretravine.com) ; Villa
Divisions. Appetizer or Main Kid Zone ese Steakhouse: Hibachi, Beef Baskets; plus all your tradition-
Fiorente - Ciotti Cellars; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s Eggplant, Chicken Eggplant; al festival foods.
Course. Submit an eggplant 2 to 5 p.m. The Purple Cristaldi Vineyards; Fortezza plenty of fun for all: Quad
dish for approximately 10 Reign Stage, next to the Winery; Popie by Duarte Jumper; 50’ Slide; Tea Cups
tastes to Chef’s Booth. Con- Blue Goose Corn Maze, will Family Vineyards (vil- for kids-adults; Pine Derby
ceal name of contestant on feature a local favorite, The lafiorente.com). “Eggonopolis 500” — Bring
bottom of plate. Give brief Stephen Charles Band.
description of recipe. Clearly your own pine derby with
Stephen Charles, a veteran Avenue of Art
indicate category/division. an eggplant driver; “The Lit-
performer and recording 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brenda
Winners receive “2010 Egg- tle Sprout” Fashion Show;
artist, along with his musi- Dominguez, winner of the
plant Festival Best of Chef Free Make & Take arts and
cal friends Scott “Speedo” 2010 Eggplant Festival logo
Plaque of Recognition.” crafts; Petting Zoo; Join the
Henson, Pat “Cowboy” Pip- contest, will be on hand to scavenger hunt hosted by
is, Stephen “Ivory” Cook sign posters and show her
“The Little Sprout” Fashion the Chamber — Prizes for
and Kimberly “Sweet art. Don’t miss His Vessel of
Show every participant, while sup-
Cheeks” Henson, deliver Clay potter and clay artist
11:15 a.m. Boys and girls plies last; Blue Goose Corn
top-quality entertainment. Millie Beatie, Talkin’ Rocks Meet 2010
ages 0-10 years are wel- Maze next to the fruit shed.
They have a great list of by Kevin Schmetzer, and cover artist Brenda
come to participate in this top-charted cover songs as Dominguez in the
handcrafted pens, jewelry, Good things to eat
event, hosted by Camelot well as their own popular Avenue of Art.
bottles and more. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Randy
Costumes. Simple qualifica- original rockin’ country
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Eggplant Festival Map


EGGPLANT FESTIVAL

Webb Street
Main Food Kid’s Zone
Restrooms Loomis Stage Climbing Wall
Train Depot Specialties/Crafts Blue Goose Fruit Shed
Blue Goose
Lot A Corn Maze 50’ Slide
Avenue of Art
Farmers
Handicap Market General Vendors Quad
Parking Purple Reign Stage

Pine Derby
Jumper

Showcase
Beer/Food Food Tea Cups

Lot B Restrooms
Wild Jazz Stage
Chicken Home & Garden Lot C
Parking only

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Handicap

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Use eggplant in recipes that are ‘pure heaven’


“There’s more than one varieties of eggplant that eggplant sandwich. plants now … over 15 vari-
way to cook an eggplant,” can be cooked in an “I’ve heard that people eties … that I’m experiment- Gordon Poulsen,
said Gordon Poulsen, the assortment of recipes. make soup with it, too, but ing to see which customers of Willow Creek
featured eggplant grower Poulsen suggests using I’ve never seen the recipe,” like the best, and I like the Ranch, and his
for this year’s festival. eggplant in a casserole of he said. best, as far as growing.” grandson, Gavin
Poulsen, of Willow Creek pasta mixed with eggplant, Poulsen said once he One of Poulsen’s O’Connell, grow
Ranch in Penryn, was or fried eggplant drenched found there’s a demand for favorites is the Japanese- and sell over 15
referring to eggplant in cornmeal and eaten eggplant at farmers mar- style eggplant, which he varieties of egg-
parmesan, the classic go- fresh from the skillet. You kets, he started enlarging said he likes for its taste plant. Poulsen is
to recipe. And, he said, can also let the fried egg- his eggplant production. and ease and versatility in the featured
there are many different plant cool and use it in an “There’s probably over 300 cooking. It can be used for eggplant grower
frying, baking and, when for the 2010
cut lengthwise, in grilling. Loomis Eggplant
“You add a little olive oil, Festival.
grill on the barbecue until
soft, drizzle with balsamic MARTHA GARCIA • GOLD
vinegar, and it’s pure heav- COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE
en,” he said.
Eggplant come in vari- which add to the plant’s ly flower garden and also
eties from the very round, beauty and is another rea- enjoy the rewards of the
about 8 inches in diameter, son to grow eggplant in a fruits.”
to the very large that grow flower garden, Poulsen said. To pick up fresh egg-
to over 3 pounds. “Edible landscape should plant and other produce
Eggplant colors are var- be a part of everyone’s from Willow Creek Ranch,
ied, too, from deep black to plan,” he said. visit Poulsen in the Blue
violet purples, to white, “People can have a love- Goose Produce booth.

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Offering University trained instructors in a family friendly
facility. Catering to the needs of each individual student.
I t’s fall at
We have fun, regular low pressure music recitals
always free to the family! Annual dance recitals
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place like the Flower Farm!
Weekends In October:
This year’s Pumpkin Patch
Placer County Supervisor, theme is...
Bugs - The Good, The Bad,
JIM HOLMES & The Bug-ly!
invites you to enjoy FREE Hay Rides • Pumpkin Patch
the friendly hospitality Best Homemade Pies & Quiches
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Sponsor Recognition
Thank You to our 2010
Eggplant Festival Sponsors
PLATINUM
Denio’s Farmers Market
Loomis News & Gold Country Media
Wave Broadband

DIAMOND
Wells Fargo – Loomis, Inside Raley’s
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Placer County Board of Supervisors
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Recology Auburn Placer

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Hebard Insurance, Inc.

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WHOSE SUPPORT HAS HELPED MAKE POSSIBLE THE 2010 LOOMIS EGGPLANT FESTIVAL
US Bank Loomis Raley’s Loomis Talkin’ Rocks Solar Universe Secret Ravine Winery
The Cowpoke Foundation Town of Loomis Recology Placer County WAVE Broadband Del Oro High School Band
Loomis Basin Realty Loomis Basin Historical Society Café Zorro His Vessel of Clay Children’s House Montessori
America’s Christian Credit Union Soroptimist of Loomis Basin A-Z Chimney Sweep & Screens Farmers Insurance Sierra Christian Academy
Fine Fashion Jewelry Randy Peters Catering Anytime Fitness Koinonia Family Services McLaughlin Studios
Arbonne International Skincare The Loomis News Simply Portraits Hi-Tech Collision Penryn Oaks Pre School
All Pets Boarding Kettle Korn Loomis Community Preschool Extreme Gymnastics Rejuvenate Day Spa
Foothill Feed & Gift Skadoodles Aunt Cynthia’s Bed & Biscuit Inn Lighthouse Christian Center Wave Broadband
Cartè Jewelers Crafty Treasures High Hand Nursery Woodbury Financial Services Bling In One
The Horton Iris Farm Tupperware A Chance for Bliss Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool Wells Fargo Loomis, Inside Raley’s
David Cearlock Real Estate Bakers Nursery Unique Backyard One Athletics Cheer Hummingbird Day Spa
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