The second day of the festival we headed to Carol’s Dollar Lodge for the Harvest Marketplace, where vendors, farmers and food producers displayed and gave samples of their wares. From coffee to hard cider to fruits and veggies, the choice was impressive. Outside, several chefs took center stage for cooking demonstrations. After watching each chef prepare their dishes a small plate was paired with a taste of wine. I sat down with Tina Ruggiero, author of The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook, and was amazed by her passion and her coviction that truly healthy food can truly tasty. I’m a believer! I also met with Rodrigo Bueno, Executive Chef at Rancho Pescadero in Baja California. He puts innovative twists on traditional Mexican foods and is also passionate about the use of fresh and local ingredients.