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A Taste of California

Sacramento’s Farm-To-Fork did not start off as a fad or a trend, but it has been a way of life in the Sacramento region, before the concept had a name. In the past, the only obstacle in the way of achieving today’s goal was the initiation. However, it wasn’t until 2012, when John Nelson of the Selland Family Restaurant approached the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau with the idea and the passion to shine light on the amazing food, agriculture, and lifestyle of California.

Restaurant Meet n Eat



Agricultural Powerhouse

Sacramento is the capital of California, the largest agricultural producer in the nation.

Capital Festivalas

Sacramento is home to one of the largest California Certified Farmers’ Markets in the state and offers the most ethnically diversified market in both produce and customer demographics. The Sacramento region also has more than 40 farmers markets, many of them year-round fixtures.

The movement – Feeding the World

sushi food

If you’re eating sushi anywhere in the nation, chances are, you’re getting a taste of Sacramento’s massive rice crop. In fact, Japan consumes more Sacramento area-grown sushi rice than its own domestic rice.


“The Sacramento region is leading the globe in domestic caviar production, with 80 percent of domestic caviar being farmed in Sacramento County and supplied to some of the world’s finest restaurants and providers, including Petrossianand Per Se,” according to Los Angeles Times.

Why Farm-To-Fork in Sacramento?

Today, Sacramento sits among 1.5 million acres of farms and ranches that grow more than 120 crops for markets here and abroad. The region is also home to more than 40 regional farmers markets—including the largest California Certified Farmers’ Market in the state.

Local restaurants utilize the abundance of regionally grown products to create a Farm-to-Fork freshness that’s unparalleled. Whether you’re enjoying a burger or an elegant dinner, local ingredients are on the table. And as the seasons change, so do the Sacramento region’s restaurant menus, ensuring a true taste of local flavor.

In short – the Sacramento region is the true home of Farm-to-Fork. So grab a plate – we saved you a seat.



Legendairy NightSharing the passion & joy

In 2014, renowned Sacramento chef Patrick Mulvaney brought a taste of Sacramento to the James Beard House, joining the ranks of other Sacramento region eateries like Taste and Frank Fat’s. Other restaurants like The Kitchen took home the coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award, and the Sacramento Hyatt Regency’s Dawson’s scored a Four-Diamond recognition.There’s no place for foodies like Sacramento in September.

The region’s Farm-to-Fork Celebration takes place Sept. 25, 2016 and highlights the area’s culinary scene with daily restaurant specials, farm dinners, street fairs and other exciting events. One standout event is the Farm-to-Fork Festival on Sept. 26, featuring food, wine, and beer vendors, along with farm displays, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations, live music and more. The 2015 festival attracted approximately 50,000 people.


Tower Bridge Dinner 2016

Meet some of the talented top chefs that will be in charge of concocting the top bites for this years bridge dinner.

Allyson Harvie
The Patriot
Billy Ngo
Kru / Fish Face
Kelly McCown
The Kitchen
Mike Fagnoni
Hawks  &
Hawks Public House
Molly Hawks
Hawks  &
Hawks Public House
Ramon Perez
Puur Chocolat
Rick Moonen
RM Seafood 
Rx Boiler Room


Information provided by Sacramento Farm-To-Fork & Visitor’s Bureau – City of Sacramento.


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