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Bring the Family Out to the Inaugural Farm-to-Fork Festival

September 27, 2013

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The inaugural Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival will be held from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, on Capitol Mall between Third and Seventh streets.

The free festival – the largest zero-waste event in the country – will feature a selection of everything Sacramento has to offer in farm-to-fork eating. From local chefs, farmers and other food producers to food trucks, live music, festivalgoers can expect to learn about food from its source to the plate.  All of that will be accompanied by food demonstrations, live music, a beer garden and a wine pavilion.

Wondering what there is for the kiddos?  Radio Disney will be keeping your little ones entertained between 4th and 5th streets while Chipotle Mexican Grill is sponsoring a kids’ zone at 5th and Capitol.  Nearby, you’ll view farm animals on display.

Chipotle will showcase the way it sources many of its ingredients from local farmers, and Caterpillar will showcase two tractors. 4-H members will be exhibiting 12 animals, the California Dairy Council will have a dairy cow present, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture will educate about invasive species and California agriculture. Play the agriculture trivia game, make a bracelet of Sacramento County’s top commodities, and learn how agriculture plays a part in your life by tracing items you use every day to the crop they come from at the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom exhibit.  Ask about free educational resources that are available to teachers.

For a map of the event, click here.  For more information on Farm-to-Fork Week, click here.

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