Calabash - A Celebration of Gourds, Art and the Garden

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1-5 pm

Food For Thought, in collaboration with the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, present the 15th annual Calabash - Sonoma County’s most colorful and inspiring harvest event. Calabash, named Best Fundraiser by readers of the North Bay Bohemian for the last three years, features a silent auction of fine gourd art, along with tours of Food For Thought’s beautiful organic gardens, which will be at their peak.

Guests at Calabash enjoy a sumptuous array of fine food and wine from Sonoma County’s bountiful harvest, and live music played on hand-made gourd instruments. The event will also feature a sale of unique garden art and book art, and an exclusive selection from Food For Thought Antiques.

Purchase Tickets Now!
Tickets are $45 in advance ($50 day-of-event) and can be purchased on our website by clicking here (please put "Calabash tickets" in the notes field), by phone at (707) 887-1647, or at the Food Bank during regular business hours. Please contact Karen at (707) 887-1647 x102 or for further information.

Proceeds from Calabash will benefit Food For Thought, which provides comprehensive nutrition and other services – free of charge – to 700 men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in Sonoma County.
(Photo: John Hershey Artist: Annie Roberts)

Thank you to our generous sponsors of this year’s Calabash event:


Basket Gourd

Kaiser Permanente
Rubin Family of Wines


Dipper Gourd

Julie and Tom Atwood
Lisa Clyde
Barbara and Gary Gerber


Swan Gourd

Edward Jones/Cara Widmer
Diana Lobush and Jim Penpraze
Frances Lum
Redwood Credit Union
Bill and Mary-Louise Reinking


Birdhouse Gourd

Aleta Drummond
Walter Krampf, M.D.
Pam Stephens/Stephens and Associates
Harold Torres and Jimmy Mallett


Rattle Gourd

Paula Chiotti
Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc.
Emily and Mel Davis
Barbara and Mike Doyle
Greg Fritz and Bruce Westland
Khysie Horn
Jane Krensky and Peggy Tourje
Margaret Livingston and Shirley Liberman
Mark Short and Carl Ray
Ted and Elizabeth Theiss