Farm-to-Fork celebrations to feature tractor parade
08/19/2014 5:46 PM
08/20/2014 9:07 AM
Celebrations of Sacramento as America’s “Farm-to-Fork Capital” will run from Sept. 13 to Sept. 28, and a preview event will feature a parade of tractors. This procession of tractors showcasing farm machinery from the past and present will take place along the Capitol Mall at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12.
The event is similar in spirit to a cattle drive on the Capitol Mall, which helped christen the debut of “Farm-to-Fork Week” in 2013 and its showcase of the region’s agri-business through restaurant specials, a free festival and gala dinner on the Tower Bridge. More than two dozen tractors are expected to participate in the parade, with some of this farm equipment donated by the California Farm Bureau Federation.
“It obviously fits in with the theme of farm-to-fork,” said Mike Testa, vice president of the City Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This is a visual way to illustrate farming in this region.”
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