Potluck: Food and wine events around Sacramento

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014 - 12:00 am

Community Night at the Farm

What: Pack a picnic and head to Soil Born Farm’s American River Ranch for family hands-on gardening. All ages can help by digging in the dirt, touring the farm and donating to support the organization’s education program.

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. today

Where: Soil Born Farm American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova

Cost: Free admission

Information: (916) 363-9685; www.soilborn.org

Grape Days of Summer

What: The fifth annual Grape Days of Summer event of the Placer County Vintners Association features tastings and interactive, self-guided vineyard tours at more than 19 wineries, live music and appetizers.

When: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Where: Across wine-growing areas of Placer County

Cost: $45 at the door; designated driver $10-$25

Information: (916) 663-4486, www.placerwine.com

Sample the Sierra

What: Tickets are on sale for the fifth annual Sample the Sierra event sponsored by the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce. Local growers and chefs team up to make dishes that are paired with wines and beer as part of many food-focused events Labor Day weekend.

When: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 31

Where: Bijou Community Park, 1201 Al Tahoe Drive, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: $30, $40 after Friday

Information: www.samplethesierra.com

Potluck is what the name implies – an eclectic compilation of food, market and festival news. Send your items to taste@sacbee.com.

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