Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Make your Reservations now! Wine & Dine on November 4

Please Join Us!

Proceeds will help victims of domestic violence  
and sexual assault.  Thank you for your support!


Show your support by helping us TURN AMADOR PURPLE!  
Operation Care staff promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month
(some have even colored their hair purple!)

Back row: Andrew, Bruce, Lisa, Glorya, Natalie
Front row: Barbara, Kelly, Ashley, Janet, Tammie
Every Contribution Counts!
There are many ways to donate to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to help educate our community on the effects of violence...Learn More

Operation Care | info@operationcare.org  | www.operationcare.org

Operation Care, 817 Court Street, Suite 12, Jackson, CA 95642

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“It’s Garlic Planting Time” by Susan Price, UCCE Master Gardener

“It’s Garlic Planting Time”
Susan Price, UCCE Master Gardener of Amador County

A world without garlic is hard to imagine.  It enhances so many of our favorite cuisines with an aroma that conjures up so many wonderful food memories.  Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the Amaryllis family, which also includes leeks, onions, and shallots.  There are two main types of garlic—softneck, with numerous smaller cloves and hardneck, which produces a green stalk or “scape” in the spring with fewer but larger cloves.  Elephant garlic, not technically true garlic, more closely related to the leek, has a bulb with very large, mild-flavored cloves.  Garlic is easy to grow, even in small gardens, especially if compact varieties are planted.  Generally, October through December is the perfect time to plant but it will depend on weather conditions. It is best to plant at least 2 weeks before the first frost to give your garlic a chance to get established before winter sets in.

Almost 90% of the garlic grown in the U.S. is grown in California. California Early and California Late are the two major commercial varieties. California Early has white skins and is planted in November for harvest in June. California Late has light purple skins and is planted in December for harvest in July and August. Local nurseries may offer varieties like Spanish Rojo, Late Pink, or California White and online sources like Peaceful Valley Organic Farms (www.groworganic.com) has a large selection to choose from.  Select garlic heads that are firm and tight-skinned and plant in full sun.  Garlic prefers well-amended, slightly moist, sandy and loamy soil with good drainage.

To plant garlic, take apart a bulb and remove the papery outside wrapping, but keep the covering on the individual cloves.  Plant each clove separately, pointed end up, spaced about 6” apart in rows that are 10–12 inches apart.  You can plant bulbs from the grocery store, but to ensure you are planting a flavorful variety that has been stored correctly you’re better off buying bulbs specifically for planting.  Mulch well and keep your growing area weed-free to prevent root competition.

Harvest when the plant tops begin to die, using a pitch fork to avoid cracking the bulbs.  Let the bulbs dry in the sun for three weeks until the skins become papery.  If you are only growing a few plants, you can store the bulbs by braiding the tops and hanging the rope of garlic in a cool, dry place or placing bulbs in a well-ventilated container, e.g. a mesh bag.  Garlic can be stored up to 3-5 months under cool (60 degrees F), dry, dark conditions. 

As with all low-acid vegetables, garlic will support the growth and subsequent toxin production of the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, if it is not handled properly.  When home canning, infusing in oils or storing as fresh herbs, be sure to follow safe food preserving practices.

For more information refer to: ANR Publication 8568, October 2016, Garlic: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy.

References:  “Garlic”, by Sara Malone, Master Gardener, UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County (undated); “Plant garlic now for summer harvest”, by Rebecca Jepsen, Master Gardener, UC Master Garden of Program of Santa Clara County, 10/16/16.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Wine Tree Farm: Halloween & Wine Club Pick Up Party - Sun Oct 29

Halloween & Wine Club Pick Up Party

It is Halloween time, so we are having a Halloween party combined with our Fall Wine Club Pick Up Party!

Sunday October 29th, 2017
Noon till 4pm

Wine Club members will receive their Fall selections

Steve will, once again spoil us with his Lamb Stew.
And, of course, there will be wine specials.

($10 for non-members - wine club members no charge)

Halloween chocolate pairings!

Now, we all know that Chocolate and Wine go very well together - and we normally refer to DARK chocolate when pairing with wine, but during Halloween we sometimes find ourselves left with a whole lot of extra trick or treat goodies, so in anticipation of this happening to you and your family, we will feature wine and Halloween chocolate pairings at this event! 
Check out our Halloween Spoof and pairing guide

RSVPs appreciated!
209-783-5049 or 

This fall we are pleased to share with you 2 new releases for your enjoyment!

Our new 2013 Corinne Syrah
and our 4th edition of
Bypass Red

These 2 wines will be the Wine Club Selection, so if you are not yet a wine club member, you can join at the party or sign up here!

Wine Club Benefits: 

For just $30 per shipment (plus tax and shipping*) you receive:

  • 2 bottles of the latest releases twice a year – Fall and Spring
  • 30% discount on re-orders of wine club selections
  • 20% discount on any wines, merchandise and events
We are deeply saddened by the tragic wildfires in Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma Counties. Our hearts and prayers go out to our friends, family and colleagues affected by these fires!
From now until October 31, we will also be participating in the CAWINESTRONG campaign by donating $1 per bottle of wine purchased from now through October 31st

Friday, October 13, 2017

October at Sutter Creek Provisions

Sutter Creek Provisions October Events

Music Schedule
Sunday 10/15 - Darin Sexton & HWY 49
3pm-6pm No Cover

Friday 10/20- "Abalone Grey"
$5.00 cover charge starts at 5:30pmshow at 6pm

Thursday 10/26Darin Sexton & HWY 49 acoustic
6pm-8pm No Cover

Sunday 10/29 - The Slade Rivers Band
 3pm-6pm No Cover



The Provisions Pantry was created to satisfy everyone's appetite for some tasty bites to enjoy with the outstanding variety of draught beers we offer.
It will be a pop-up restaurant featuring dishes created by Tim Blankenship with a menu that changes each week depending on his current mood and whatever is in the pantry!
It will allow Tim to experiment in the kitchen while focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients served tapas style at an affordable price. 

Friday & Saturday from 4:30pm until it's all gone!
Pantry menu is posted every Fridayafternoon on our facebook page. 

Sutter Creek Provisions Facebook

Abalone Grey from Santa Cruz, CA!


$5.00 cash only cover at the door starting at 5:30pm

Strong vocal harmonies, engaging soulful lyrics and unique melodies make up the backbone of the band Abalone Grey.
The band formed in late 2014 after players from various musical projects joined together at one of those "classic, rare and special musical gatherings" on the north coast of Santa Cruz, CA. As a group they showcase a strong collection of musical talent, translating into folk love ballads, murderous melodies and foot stomping rhythms.


Spinning albums from all genres of music...bring your favorites to share!

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Deaver Dish - Oct 2017


What's in this Issue

  • Big Crush
  • Ports on Parade
  • Jugs are Sold Out
  • 2017 Primitivo Pictures
Big Crush October 7th & 8th 10:30am-4:00pm-This Weekend
Pick Up your glass at Deaver to receive a Flashy Blinky Pin! The earlier the better 10:30-12:30Bear Claws, Deaver Mimosoas & 30% off mixed cases. Partake in the legendary Deaver Potato Bar & other munchies while enjoying music by “Route 88”.
Last day for presale: Tuesday, October 3rd!

Tickets are available at the door, Weekend $55.00~Sunday Only $45.00

Ports on Parade Saturday, November 12th 1:00-4:00
Quick Facts:
6-8 Deaver ports opened and paired with savory & sweet small bites
Cigars for sale by "Smoke Signals"
Port glass to take home
Live Music by "shirlJam"
$20/person general admission

You must sign into your Deaver account in order to receive your discounted tickets or if you would like either email us or give us a call and we would be happy to get your tickets for you. 
$12/person wine club 
Complimentary, port club and port option members (limit 2*)

Tickets available now

Deaver Jugs are SOLD OUT
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, alas we are temporarily out of jugs.
We hope to have our jugs back soon! We will keep you posted.

2017 Primitivo
2017 Deaver Primitivo
                                             You can taste the 2017 Primitivo next year at the Behind the Cellar Door!

Please remember: while on our grounds only consume alcoholic beverages purchased at Deaver Vineyards. This is a requirement of our ABC license. Visit our website for a complete calendar of events.