Pre-game fun in Napa for me was the Family Farm League's annual seed exchange. The Family Farm League's sole purpose is to encourage the growing of food in Napa county and obviously the first step is with the seeds.
Members exchanged seeds and tips and ate big bowlfuls of chili, thanks to Lassa Skinner, League president and coordinator of the seed-to-table program at Vintage High School.
The "What a Trooper!" award goes to Colby Eierman of COPIA who brought tons of gorgeous seeds that have been collected from the gorgeous gardens at COPIA.
The group's next event is on April 15th, when seedlings started by the Napa students will go on sale. The Master Gardeners will have a demonstration on vegetable gardening and all local ag groups will have tables with demos, samples and contact information. Visit the Family Farm League's website to sign up for the newsletter if you'd like more information.