Why Sacramento?

why_sacramento_2013_Gala_Dinner_NightFarm-to-Fork isn’t a passing fad or a marketing slogan in the Sacramento region – it’s the way we live. Our region has been an agricultural powerhouse for centuries, boasting a year-round growing season, ideal climate and a mouth-watering bounty of crops. Chances are, if you’re enjoying a meal in the Sacramento region, it came from a local farm.

The six counties surrounding the greater Sacramento region grows over 150 crop varieties, supports a regional $7.2 billion agricultural economy; we are home to more than 1.5 million acres in active farmland. We work to engage our entire community in the local food system. America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital feeds the nation and the world – and we celebrate locally.

The region is also home to more than 40 regional farmers markets—including the largest California Certified Farmers’ Market in the state.

Local restaurants utilize the abundance of regionally grown products to create a Farm-to-Fork freshness that’s unparalleled. Whether you’re enjoying a burger or an elegant dinner, local ingredients are on the table. And as the seasons change, so do the Sacramento region’s restaurant menus, ensuring a true taste of local flavor.

In short – the Sacramento region is the true home of Farm-to-Fork. So grab a plate – we saved you a seat.

Amador County

Amador County offers miles of vineyards, wineries and restaurants. With more than 50 wineries in the Shenandoah and Fiddletown areas, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Sutter Creek, West End, Amador City, Plymouth and beyond! The Gold Rush Foothills await.

El Dorado County

Home to more than 100 farms, wineries and ranches, there’s always something delicious to explore in El Dorado County.

Placer County

With more than 1,200 small farms, a bevy of local farmer’s markets, dozens of wineries and numerous top chefs in our midst, Placer County has a little something for every  hungry Farm-to-Fork fan.

Sacramento County

Sacramento County is surrounded by farmland that fuels the expansive restaurant scene in California’s capital. From beer to dessert, local food is everywhere you turn.

Sutter County

Agriculture abounds in Sutter County, with more than 300,000 acres of farmland ranging from sprawling walnut groves to plentiful orange trees.

Yolo County

Home to the agricultural innovations of UC Davis and expanding food production operations in West Sacramento, Yolo County is often said to bring the “farm” to the forks of Sacramento.

Yuba County

Pasture and cropland make up approximately 60 percent of Yuba County, fueling the local economy and generating a wide array of agricultural products.