Preview: Farm Grown Friday on May 3, 2013
The second Farm Grown Friday of the 2013 season is a big one. With a former U.S. Representative as a guest speaker, a former City of Fresno mayor hosting a forum, local farmers and vendors selling fresh products to fans, and a post-game firework show, the night will have something for every fan. Here is a breakdown of what to expect at Chukchansi Park on Friday, May 3rd.
The first Farm Forum of the season will feature George Radanovich, former U.S. Representative of California’s 19th District. Radanovich will be on hand to discuss his experience in Washington, D.C. as a Representative for the Central San Joaquin Valley as well as his background in the wine industry.
Each Farm Forum is hosted by former mayor of Fresno Alan Autry and is held in The CRU Club before the game.
There will be 15 vendors located along the Chukchansi Park concourse selling their products to Grizzlies fans. Which ones in particular? Here’s the list:
Wild West Eggs: free range chicken and duck eggs
Blossom Bluff Orchards: organic dried stone fruit
Pepichile: fruit and vegetable seasoning
Adams Olives: bottled olives, olive oil
Simonian Farming Company: pomegranate jelly
Friar’s Choice: honey
National Hmong American Farmers: Asian fruits and vegetables
Lanna Coffee: 12 oz. bags ground and whole bean coffee
Gary’s Organic Raisin and Herb Vinaigrette: vinaigrette
Hamada Farms: wide range of fruits
Yurosek Farms: pistachios, cherries
Vintage Cheese: varieties of cheese
Tesche Pecans: pecans
Ferrer Farms: strawberries and other fruit
Ortiz Farms: strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries
Farm Grown Theme Jersey
The Grizzlies will be wearing special Farm Grown theme jerseys during their game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Fans will be able to bid on the game-worn jerseys through a silent auction. Winners will receive the jerseys right off the Grizzlies backs after the game along with a photo with the player.
The Farm Grown jersey proceeds will benefit the Carolee Boele Memorial Scholarship.
A Friday night staple at Grizzlies games, fans will be able to watch the Downtown Fresno skyline be lit up a spectacular fireworks show, presented by Ag Safe.
First pitch is at 7:05 pm, but gates open at 6:05 pm. Be sure to stop by early to take in all the Friday night action.