This September, food and wine enthusiasts will be flocking to the epicenter of the country's farm-to-fork movement for the culinary party of the year. From Sept. 13-28, Sacramento will host the annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration, a two-week extravaganza highlighting the bounty of fresh foods and thriving agricultural community that cement the region's title as America's Farm-to-Fork Capital.
Throughout the Celebration, attendees can get their fill exploring a host of events, ranging from farm tours to street fairs to countless farm-to-fork meals. Diverse celebration activities will take place almost daily and will be available to fit every budget, ensuring everyone from serious foodies to casual diners can find something to please their palates.
New events are being added to the celebration's lineup on an ongoing basis, and the complete schedule can be found at farmtofork.com. Below is just a sample of the event offerings, which include:
Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Week (Sept. 13-Sept. 28) - Presented by the California Restaurant Association Sacramento chapter, Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Week is a celebration of the region's premiere dining destinations, in addition to the bounty of seasonal ingredients found in the area. The two-week event will showcase the Sacramento region as the culinary powerhouse that it is, with area restaurants hosting special events, menus and opportunities to meet the farmers, winemakers and brewers who make Sacramento America's Farm-to-Fork Capital.
Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine (Sept. 18) - Oenophiles will have the unique opportunity to sample and discover more about some of the region's most celebrated wines, as selected by two of Sacramento's internationally recognized culinary powerhouses - Darrell Corti and David Berkley. Set against California's majestic State Capitol, guests will sip a wide array of award-winning varietals paired and presented with artisan cheeses and more local delights. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Mon., July 21 at farmtoforkcapital.com/wine.
Farm-to-Fork Festival (Sept. 27) - Designed to demonstrate where our food and drinks come from, the Farm-to-Fork Festival has proven to be one of the region's most popular events. The free faire hosted on the city's iconic Capitol Mall boasts an exciting selection of farm-to-fork offerings that are produced and available in the Sacramento region. Attendees will find food, wine and beer from regional eateries and purveyors, as well as live music, cooking demonstrations, a kids' zone, interactive booths from local grocers, farms and ranches and more. The inaugural festival in 2013 drew more than 25,000 people, and this year's event is expected to draw even more farm-to-fork fans. Visitors can find more information about the 2014 festival at farmtoforkcapital.com/festival-info.
Farms from the Sacramento region supply the world's best restaurants with fresh ingredients every day, but like listening to jazz in New Orleans or zipping along the Autobahn in a Porsche, everything is better at the source! Sacramento is a historical hot spot in California and has recently been proclaimed the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America. The designation recognizes the area's local farmland, food production, export practices and a vibrant culinary scene shaped by the growing number of top rated chefs and restaurants in the region. Come and experience everything that makes this city the "Farm-to-Fork Capital of America."
The Tourism team can arrange many different exciting activities in your Farm-to-Fork itinerary, including: