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.


Farm Forum

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.


Farmer’s Market

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.


Post-Game Fireworks

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.

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