National Heirloom Exposition Displays Endless Varieties of ‘Pure Food’ in Santa Rosa

Sep 11, 2017

From the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds September 6, 2017
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

The National Heirloom Exposition returned to Santa Rosa last week. You may have seen photos of the enormous piles of squashes that have become the event’s calling card. But the fair is about more than simply showing off the shapes and colors of fruits and vegetables. It’s about growing food that’s tasty and also fits a sustainable worldview, as Steve Mencher reports.