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Soil Born celebrates fall in true farm-to-fork spirit

Third graders learn how to handle rakes and other tools during a visit at Soil Born Farms. A farm-to-fork Autumn Equinox Celebration on Sept. 19 will benefit Soil Born’s educational programs.
Third graders learn how to handle rakes and other tools during a visit at Soil Born Farms. A farm-to-fork Autumn Equinox Celebration on Sept. 19 will benefit Soil Born’s educational programs.

What could be a more farm-to-fork experience than sampling fresh-made food at a farm?

Tickets are now on sale for Soil Born Farms’ Autumn Equinox Celebration, featuring dishes created by dozens of local chefs and food professionals. The event will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, at Soil Born’s Hurley Way farm at 3000 Hurley Way, Sacramento. A working farm in the city, the 1.5-acre Hurley Way farm grew some of the produce that will be served during the evening.

At tasting stations set up next to fields where food grows, more than 30 restaurants and food producers will be offering samples of organic and seasonal cuisine. Among the participants will be The Waterboy, Biba, Selland Family Restaurants, Magpie Cafe, The Grange, Mulvaney’s B&L, Hot Italian, Centro Cocina, Dad’s Kitchen and OneSpeed. Freeport Bakery, Bella Bru Baking Company and Pushkin’s Bakery will be among those supplying baked goods and desserts to go with coffee from Old Soul Co. and Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters.

Several California wineries and craft breweries will be pouring their award-winning beverages during an evening-long tasting. That goes with cheese from such top producers as Cypress Grove Chevre, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, North Valley Farms Chevre and Sierra Nevada Cheese Co.

Live music and self-guided walks through Soil Born’s “market garden” round out this true farm-to-fork experience.

Admission is $60 with proceeds supporting Soil Born’s educational and urban agriculture programs. Tickets are available in advance only at www.soilborn.org. Space is limited and no tickets will be offered at the door. Questions? Call 916-363-9685.

Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075, @debarrington

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