WRITTEN BY BRANDON DARNELL
PHOTOS BY OCTAVIO VALENCIA
This year marks the fifth annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration in Sacramento, and it’s on track to be the best one yet.
Declared America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital in 2012, Sacramento will celebrate the culmination of Farm-to-Fork Month at this festival taking place Sept. 23 along the Capitol Mall, showcasing the agricultural bounty that flourishes in and around California’s capital city.
This free, family-friendly event celebrates the foods, farms, and people that make our region special. The scope of the festival encompasses everything offered in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital at a variety of vendor tents, including local produce at the farmers’ market, chef demonstrations, food trucks, animals, and local beer and wine for purchase. In all, it features more than a mile of vendors, demonstrations, and things to do. This year’s festival also includes a full set of musical performances from bands Blind Pilot, The Lone Bellow, The White Buffalo, Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie, Joe Pug, Inland, and Manzanita.
Last year’s event drew more than 50,000 attendees over the course of the day, and organizers anticipate even more this year. Kid-friendly activities introduce youngsters to eating fresh, sustainable, and healthy food at a young age and show them that vegging out can mean something other than sitting on the couch with an iPad.
The month ends with a bang during the sold-out Tower Bridge Dinner on Sept. 24. This multicourse, sit-down dinner for more than 800 people on Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge will be prepared by an all-star team of Sacramento chefs. The event raises funds for all the other events produced by Visit Sacramento during the month.
For more details about the regional activities taking place during Farm-to-Fork Month, visit Farmtofork.com.
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