Rebuilding Napa and Sonoma

Napa and Sonoma Counties are rebuilding lives, homes and businesses after wild fires tore through their communities the week of October 8th.  This part of California is renowned for the wine and foods they produce, and they are near and dear to our hearts at Harris Ranch.

While the Wine Country Wildfires are almost contained, this natural disaster has tested, and will continue to test the Sonoma and Napa wine regions.  The scope of the damage is unprecedented, with thousands of homes businesses, and other buildings destroyed.  More than 40 lives were lost.

Despite this, our friends in the area say the best way to help them is to know their livelihoods depend on visitor support.  Now that the smoke has cleared, WineCountry is still a beautiful place to visit, especially right now with the vineyards showing off their spectacular color, the acclaimed wine flowing throughout tasting rooms and wineries in the area, and of course, the delicious food created by some of the best chefs in the country.

We are committed to helping our Wine Country neighbors get back on their feet.

“As a company we have longstanding relationships with food retailers and customers in Napa and Sonoma,” says Brad Caudill, Vice President of Marketing for Harris Ranch Beef.  “We want to help people get their lives back on track and restore business in the area.  We are pleased to give back to this community that has given us so much.”

How Harris Ranch is Helping Wine Country Wildfire Victims

  • On Sunday, November 5th, the Montgomery Village Shopping Center in Santa Rosa is hosting Sonoma Strong! A Benefit Concert featuring three live music groups.  We’ll team up with Cattlemen’s Restaurant to grill Mushroom Burgers we’ve donated for the event to help raise money for the RCU North Bay Fire Relief Fund, which is money that will go directly back into the community.  We’ll also be grilling Petite Tender steaks for first responders who attend the event to thank them for their hard, brave work.
  • Molsberry’s Market in the Larkfield area of Santa Rosa, an area heavily damaged, is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, October 28th, and we’ve donated 250 pounds of ground beef so they can sell grilled Harris Ranch Burgers to help raise funds for fire victims.
  • During the week of the fires we donated 130 pounds of Tri Tip to the Tri Tip Trolley food truck based in Glen Ellen, who fed first responders in one of the harder hit areas in Sonoma County.
  • We also donated 280 pounds of Round Flat roasts and 120 pounds of Tri Tips to help a team from The Culinary Institute of America to feed 100 Ca
Picrtured below: Fire helicopter pilots, and more first responders during the week of the fires.

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Devastation from scene of recent fire. Burned out car, collapsed structure with only one partial wall remaining, yellow sun high in smokey sky, shrouded with orange ring
Sebastopol fire engine parked off the street with hose trailing out from back, home in background engulfed in flames
Grilled tri tip sandwich smothered with coleslaw and cheddar cheese, in paper take-out container, with Tips Tri-Tip lettering in white on red trolley in background
9 military men and women dressed in camo standing in front of red catering trolley with 5 men and women who staff the trolley
Two smiling men in BBQ aprons, one with thumbs up, inside catering trolley
3 male firefighters in yellow protective clothing, laying on ground, exhausted. Smokey air.

Molsberry’s Market Fundraiser for Relief from Wine Country Wildfires

We hope you’ll join us at one of the great fundraising events above. We look forward to seeing you up north in Wine Country.

Photo credits:

Kent Porter, Press Democrat

Fire devastation

Sonoma Magazine

Tips Tri-Tip

Glen Ellen Star

Tri Tip Trolley and troops
Tri Tip Trolley and troops on trolley