The aroma of roasted pork and a spirit of community greeted visitors on Sunday afternoon at Raley Field. FoodStock, hosted by Mulvaney’s B&L restaurant and a collective of local chefs, helped usher two weeks of celebrations of Sacramento as “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.”
Twenty pigs were roasted in front of Raley Field’s main entrance, with organizers expecting up to 1,000 attendees. The sight also drew a handful of animal rights protestors.
Proceeds from the $40 event benefit the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and Soil Born Farms.
Chef Patrick Mulvaney fashioned the event as a way to engage the community about Sacramento’s farm-to-fork movement at an accessible price.
"It’s really a way to give thanks to the restaurant community and Sacramento in general," said Mulvaney.