Foodies and environmentalists from both city and country gathered Saturday for a good-old-fashioned hoedown with a cause.
The first annual hosted 150 guests for a locally sourced dinner at the Circle JR Ranch in Schellville.
After square dancing, lasso lessons and a performance Sonoma's own , guests grabbed their own utensils to feast on produce from the Bi-Rite garden (heirloom tomatoes, carrots, eggplant) and hamburgers provided two of the ranch's cattle, formerly known as 'Luca' and 'Palermo.'
Proceeds from the evening benefited 18 Reasons, which hosts food and agriculture centric community events as the nonprofit wing of San Francisco's Bi Rite Market, and the 's Enviro-Leaders program, which gives career experience and ecological know-how to about 40 Sonoma high school students each year.
Organizers hoped the event would form a "meeting of the minds" between eco-friendly business folk, said Cece Hugo, who created the event along with HWY 12 Properties business partner Sue Simon and Rosie Branson Gill, program director for 18 Reasons.
Check out a video of the square dance, above.