Dinner with Friends
A design-focused, quarterly lifestyle magazine celebrating California's Central Valley, one dinner party at a time.




In June, we hosted our dream dinner party (“Farm to Table”) on an organic farm in Fresno. Now you have a chance to attend your own farm party, with some of the same great people who came to our summer gathering.

This Saturday, Ooooby Fresno will host its third farm party in Madera. Leave your tuxedos and evening gowns at home for this celebration of local agriculture. Instead, come prepared to get your hands dirty, engage in discussions about the local food system and, of course, eat! Because the party is all about connecting people in the Central Valley to their food, farm tours will be given during which people can actually pick some of the seasonal crops to take home. It doesn’t get much more connected then that.

“It truly enhances appreciation for your food when you see and learn about how it's harvested,” says Gianna Dinuzzo, marketing manager for Ooooby.

Local vendors at the party will include: 559 Garden Cocktails, Raphio Chocolate, Lanna Coffee Co., Flora Flower Cart, and a food truck that utilizes Ooooby’s Commissary Kitchen. Most of the Ooooby staff—including Dinuzzo and farm manager Rick Ambrose who attended our Summer gathering—will also be there to tell you all about what they do and answer your questions about how your food is grown.

Best of all, at the end of the night you’ll walk away with a doggy bag full of fresh produce and appreciation for the abundance our valley provides, and hopefully you’ll put it into your own farm-to-table feast or party.

Here is all the info you need to know to get your farm party on this Saturday!

Date: Saturday, October 6th

Time: 1-5 p.m.

Location: Road Twenty Farm in Madera, CA

Address: 13886 Road 20, Madera, CA 93637

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/612709152433746/ 

Out on the farm, we all grow a greater appreciation for our food when we see where it comes from. The preparation, teamwork, timing of the seasons, and picking that is required for even a little cherry tomato makes you appreciate every bite in something as simple as a salad. Truly, the fruit is even sweeter when you envision the collaboration of the earth and the sunshine that created it.
— Gianna Dinuzzo
Kendra Gilbert