Inaugural Farm-to-Fork Week Blooms in Sacramento

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sidney Scheideman
916-808-5978
August 20, 2013

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Inaugural Farm-to-Fork Week Blooms in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA –The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is hosting the inaugural Farm-to-Fork Week from September 21-29, 2013. During the week regional farms, restaurants, wineries and craft breweries, along with the SCVB, will join together to celebrate Sacramento as the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America.

In October 2012 Mayor Kevin Johnson, flanked by elected officials from across the region, proclaimed Sacramento the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America, a title which was later also recognized by the State of California.

During the week area farms and restaurants will host unique events promoting Sacramento as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Also, local hotels will feature packages that encourage visitors to attend farm-to-fork events.

To celebrate Sacramento, the SCVB will host four anchor events that include:

Cattle Drive
Monday, September 23 – Across Tower Bridge and down Capitol Mall
10:00am – 1:00pm

Farm-to-Fork Wine Tasting Featuring Wines Selected by Darrell Corti and David Berkley
Thursday, September 26 – Capitol Grounds, West Steps
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Farm-to-Fork Festival
Saturday, September 28 – Capitol Mall
11:00am – 5:00pm

  • Exhibits & Demonstrations
  • Tastings
  • Chefs’ Corner
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Kids’ Area
  • Livestock
  • Live Music
  • Wine & Beer Pavilion

Gala Dinner on Tower Bridge
Sunday, September 29

Other events during Farm-to-Fork Week include:

9/20-30 – CRA Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Week

9/20 – Farm-to-Fork Week Opening Reception – Sellands/Sacramento Water Intake Structure

9/21 – 11th Annual Autumn Equinox Celebration – Soil Born Farms
Feast at the Fort – Sutter’s Fort
19th Annual California Brewers Festival – Rotary Club/Discovery Park

9/24 – Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services Distribution Demo
Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market – Roosevelt Park
Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market – Fremont Park
Liquid Gold Under the Pacific Sun – Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op

9/25 – Live with the Chef Goes to the Farmers Market – Arden Hills

9/26 – Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market – Capitol Park
Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market – Capitol Mall
Tour of Sac Food Bank & Family Services Demonstration Garden
Kitchen Adventures: Pork to Fork with Michael Tuohy – Sac Foods Co-op

9/27 – Capital Region Women’s Conference – HealthCorps

For more information about any of the events listed above, please visit www.farmtoforkcapital.com/events/.

The mission of the Farm-to-Fork initiative is to bring awareness to the Sacramento region’s local food production, consumption and sustainability as well as the contribution and exportation of sustainable products to the rest of the nation and world.

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