Midtown Farmers Market to boost activities on Second Saturdays

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.

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