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Visitors explore a tent full of produce during the inaugural Farm to Fork festival on Capitol Mall in Sacramento on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

‘Farm-to-Fork’ 2014 expands to two weeks in September

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 - 11:41 am

Back in October, The Bee’s Chris Macias reported that Sacramento’s “Farm-to-Fork Week” 2.0 was likely stretching to two weeks, as organizers looked to build on a successful first installment that included a free festival that drew 25,000 people to Capitol Mall “for cooking demonstrations, education about the Sacramento region’s agricultural prowess and other showcases related to local food and farming.”

The Sacramento Convention and Visitor’s Bureau recently announced dates for the 2014 festival, and it will in fact enjoy an expanded 14-day run. Here are dates and descriptions from the bureau:

* Farm-to-Fork Week – a celebration of all things food: Sept. 15-28

* Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Week – local restaurants focus on special farm-to-fork fare: Sept. 15-28

* Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine – excellent wines selected by industry leaders at a tasting at the California State Capitol: Sept. 18

* Farm-to-Fork Festival – a free event to showcase the best of Sacramento’s local bounty: Sept. 27

* Farm-to-Fork Dinner – top area chefs prepare a farm-to-fork meal for hundreds of people (location and ticket sale date TBA): Sept. 28.

Notably absent from this preliminary list is a cattle drive down Capitol Mall, which kicked off last year’s event and drew plenty of onlookers. However, the bureau said that more events and dates added in coming months.

Also a question mark is the location, ticket prices and on-sale date for the “Farm-to Fork Dinner,” which last year was held on the Tower Bridge with tickets running $175 per person. For those looking to attend this year, it’s worth remembering that tickets in 2013 sold out in eight hours.


Growing Sacramento’s ‘Farm-to-Fork Week’

Cattle drive through downtown draws plenty of onlookers

$175 Tower Bridge dinner tickets sell out within eight hours

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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