Tour Stops

Follow along as we travel across the country in our 1978 VW van, eating the local bounty, meeting new friends and exploring the wild west.

Fort Benton, MT

We'll start the journey at our chickpea farm under the big Montana sky. We'll spend the day with longtime friend and organic farmer Casey Bailey on his 4,000 acre family farm. At night, we'll share a dinner under the stars with a collective of renegade grain growers that are working to save our grasslands.

Portland, OR

Then we'll venture to PDX. We'll hit some local farmers markets and cook a very special collaboration dinner at Tusk. Chefs Joshua McFadden & Sam Burglar have built a national reputation for their aggressively seasonal vegetable-centric cooking celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. 

Astoria, OR

Next up, the Oregon coast. We'll travel to the coast for a day long fishing trip, catching the annual wild salmon run. We'll spend the day learning how local fisheries are working to protect our rivers, streams and oceans. We'll celebrate our catch over dinner with local chefs, farmers, winemakers at Jacobsen Salt Co. beachside farm. 

Santa Cruz, CA

Then we trek down to California through the redwoods, across the Golden Gate bridge and pull into surfer paradise Santa Cruz. We'll spend our day with a bunch of kids touring the Life Lab garden classroom, the epicenter of the farm to school revolution.  We'll cook a nourishing lunch for the community before we hit the road.

Los Angeles, CA

Then we roll down Highway 1 through Big Sur on our way to LA. Once we hit the City of Angels, we'll meet up with our chef friends Conor Shemtov and Manuel Contreras at the iconic Santa Monica Farmers Market to gather ingredients for our final supper. We'll have a big send off at Mh Zh in LA to wrap up our epic journey!
The Little Sesame Summer Roadtrip 2019 is powered by Volkswagen.