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Midtown Farmers Market to boost activities on Second Saturdays

04/01/2014 5:13 PM

04/01/2014 5:13 PM

Hey now, Second Saturday isn‘t just an excuse to troll midtown for drink specials with your bros while occasionally ogling local art. A new culinary component is being added each Second Saturday through the fall, via the Midtown Farmers Market.

Second Saturdays will commence bright and early at 8 a.m. with chef demonstrations and other showcases of the Sacramento area’s agricultural bounty at the Midtown Farmers Market, which is situated at 20th and J streets. Chefs from Hook & Ladder and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op will kick off the new Tasting Garden on April 12 and show attendees how to turn the latest produce into tasty dishes. Future events in the Tasting Garden include a feature on Lodi wines (May 10), chef Michael Tuohy of Block Butcher Bar (June 14) and a Hook & Ladder brunch on Sept. 13.

BevMo!, which is coming soon to the former space of The Beat on 17th and J streets, serves as the benefactor behind the Tasting Garden. Other Second Saturday activities at this farmers market include a “pop up” dog park (but Fido must be under 30 pounds) and a crafts fair.

For more information: http://www.exploremidtown.org/.

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