San Ramon, California --
Well, the book tour keeps on chugging like a freight train!!
Saturday night took me to the San Ramon Historic Foundation "Crab Feed!" This is a great group. They work to preserve the history of the San Ramon Valley, which was once almost exclusively farming country. Now, it's immensely residential, retail and office.
The Historic Foundation helps the city operate Forest Home Farms, one of the community's original farms. All school kids go there for field trips to learn the farming history of the area. I went with my son's third-grade class one year, and we made homemade butter, sheared sheep, and climbed on antique tractors. It was GREAT!!!!
My friend Jean Ohman is one of the big wheels behind the foundation, and she and her team do a great job! Too many kids think food comes from Safeway, Lucky and Trader Joe's. Food still comes from farms, and the kids learn that important lesson!
Ten percent of the profits from my book sales is being divided amongst various local charities and nonprofits. Saturday night, the San Ramon Historic Foundation was the beneficiary! Check them out at www.srhf.org
If you want to buy a book, stop by Rakestraw Books in Danville, or Lafayette Bookstore in Lafayette!