Visit Sacramento Demand Studio debuts the Visit Sacramento Podcast today with a six-episode series introducing you to some of the people who make Sacramento America's Farm-to-Fork Capital.
In the first episode, you'll get an inside look at this year's Farm-to-Fork Festival events with Visit Sacramento Director of Events Annie Mosley. Learn what's new at Legends of Wine, and what's upcoming and exciting about this year's two-day Street Festival. Also discussed is the annual Tower Bridge Dinner, and an opportunity for you to get involved as a volunteer.
Upcoming episodes will dive deeper into life in America's Farm-to-Fork Capital. Guests include:
* Josh Nelson of Selland Family Restaurants, who is largely responsible for Sacramento being named America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, and he also gives insight into what Chef Kelly McCown and team at The Kitchen are doing that earned them a Michelin Star this year.
* Amber Stott of the Food Literacy Center discusses some of the challenges surrounding food access and education today, and what her organization is doing to have a positive impact.
* Chef Santana Diaz of UC Davis Health has managed to take farm-fresh eating from restaurants and hotels to Levi Stadium and the Golden 1 Center. Now, he's tackling how to make food at a hospital as fresh as can be and support the local farmer sin the process.
* Rob Archie of Urban Roots Brewing and Smokehouse and Pangaea Bier Cafe outlines how the local beer industry participates in farm to fork, and the emphasis placed on quality ingredients in beer as well as food.
* Michael Passmore of Passmore Ranch takes listeners to the farm as he gives the background on how Sacramento came to produce 80 percent of the nation's caviar and just what farmers wished the average diner knew.
New episodes will be released each Thursday up until the Farm-to-Fork Street Festival at the end of September.