Farm-to-Fork Festival: Serving Up Fresh Food in the Capital City

One of the many produce and tasting tents at the Farm-to-Fork Festival. Photo courtesy of SaveMart Twitter account.

One of the many produce and tasting tents at the Farm-to-Fork Festival. Photo courtesy of SaveMart Twitter account.

The Farm-to-Fork Festival held Saturday, Sept. 28, brought local producers, restaurants and residents together to share their ideas, questions, and commonalities. There was everything from local food trucks and live music to a petting zoo and a honey display with live (and contained) bees! The Capitol Greens were transformed into a three block mecca of all things fresh, fun, and local. The festivities were not only about the delicious delights that Sacramento has to offer, but there was also a chance to learn about how the Farm-to-Fork movement is benefiting our great community–like how the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services purchases and accepts donations of fresh food from several local farms, that enables them to provide better, healthier options to the people of our community. Patrick Mulvaney, Head Chef and Owner of Mulvaney’s B&L, gave a mozzarella pulling demonstration, and while the elements didn’t prove to be as participative as the great chef, guests had a chance to hear from one of Sacramento’s most well-respected restaurateurs. As samples of the delectable cheese were passed to viewers skewered alongside mini-heirloom tomatoes he said, “…everyone deserves a shot at fresh food…” and I think Sacramento agrees.

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Blog post written by Sacramento365.com intern, Tiffani D’Angelico

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