Eat Retreat Sonoma County

In April 2011, we invited 35 leaders making waves in their local food communities to a ranch in Sonoma County for the inaugural Eat Retreat.

Eat retreat was so many things for me: inspirational, eye opening, delicious, comforting, hilarious, thought provoking and a big old kick in the pants to get moving on a long list of projects.
Julie Morelli, Eat Retreat alumni & creator of Nourishing Notes

Workshop Highlights

The days were filled with attendee-led making sessions and demonstrations.


Dafna Kory of INNA Jam taught us how to preserve small batches of seasonal fruit.

The Sonoma County Team

Kathryn Tomajan

Kathryn Tomajan farms three acres of olives in Sunol, California. She is a certified olive oil taster and the maker of Fat Gold. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy.

event organizer

Emily Davidson

Emily Davidson is the director of sales & marketing at Ancient Heritage Dairy in Portland, Oregon. Before that, she was a cheesemaker at Cowgirl Creamery. Emily also serves as a board member of Alpha Zeta, the national honors agricultural fraternity, and is an original co-founder of Eat Retreat.

At Eat Retreat, and in life, if you focus on what you can bring to a situation and not what you can get out of it, you won’t be disappointed.
Laura Bruno Miner, Eat Retreat co-founder

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