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PostHeaderIcon 5 Farm, Wine, Food and Fun Sacramento Region Events

The weather outside might look frightful, but the opportunity to explore is more than delightful with events being offered all around our communities. 

December is filled with many chances to go out and explore our hills, valleys and peaks.  Northern California is blessed with farms, vineyards, and the chance to shop locally.   Get out your calendars and plan for a few weekend road trips this December….it’s time to get up and get active!

5 Ways to Explore your Own Backyard:

1.  Twin Peaks Orchards Fruit Tasting Open House – Placer County  http://www.twinpeaksent.com/events.htm

Sunday, December 2nd -  11am – 3pm  Free admission.   Fruit tastings, u-pick mandarins & persimmons, brick-oven pizza, shopping, farmers market, hay rides, and so much more!  Fun for the entire family!

2.  Holidays in the Hills Toy Drive – Placer County Wine Trail http://www.placerwine.com/events.htm

December 8th & 9th:  11am – 5pm;  17 Participating Wineries – Free Tastings with Unwrapped Toy Donation.   Live music, food, Christmas shopping, carolers, chocolate tastings, vineyard tours…..lots of fun in beautiful settings.

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PostHeaderIcon Culinary Gift Giving 2012 Foodie Trends

Do you know anyone on your gift list who loves to eat?  Ever consider giving a gift that touches one’s “foodie soul” and fills them up literally?  Walking Food Tours are in great demand throughout the nation and trendy for 2012 and certainly will be a popular activity for 2013!  Who doesn’t like to eat?  Right!?  Go ahead, and make their day!  Treat your family, friend, coworker and your Secret Santa recipient to a culinary adventure – let them decide where, how and when.  Our sales team at Local Roots Food Tours will be happy to assist you in your gift order this season;  we can mail out gift certificates directly to you or to your recipient with a holiday message personalized by you or we can email your booklet to you for distribution on Christmas morning.  Just let us know and we will accommodate your needs.  Our goal is to make it as simple as possible for you and be ready for the recipients to redeem their gifts for the tour they select.  Sound good?  Here’s our Deals:

Local Roots Food Tours is offering STOCKING STUFFER SPECIALS this holiday season:

 

The Feast of Five (But Really 6!):   Buy our holiday gift certificate booklet for $300 and receive 6 Walking Food Tour Tickets redeemable for ANY of our Culinary Walking Food Tours in Sacramento and Murphy’s.  These gift certificates can be used individually and redeemed for any tour date. There is no expiration date.  Retail Value: $400.00 -  A $100.00 SAVINGS!

The Aggie Adventure:  Buy our holiday farm tour package for $275 and receive 4 Sierra Foothills Farm & Wine Bus Tour Tickets AND a Featured Holiday Foodie Gift Box
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PostHeaderIcon Sierra Foothill Farm & Wine Bus Tours in Placer County

Would you like to see where California’s delicious fresh fruit, produce, nuts, and wine come from?  Want to know how vineyards can tell when it’s time to pick their grapes or how to grow the best tomatoes?  Wouldn’t you like to see California olives on the tree, soaking up the sunshine?  We are so fortunate to live in the “Farm to Fork Capital of America”.  Now is time to jump on board the Local Roots Food Tours Culinary Passport bus and explore the cornucopia of agriculture.  Our Sierra Foothill Farm & Wine Tour is being offered to the public, Saturday’s and Sunday’s tours beginning the 1st weekend of December.

It’s mandarin season in the Sierra Foothills and the Mountain Mandarin Growers are ready for business!  Our bus route will point out over 30 mandarin grower farms along our route, stopping at 2 of the growers on each tour.  Nothing says ‘fresh’ like mandarins picked that very same morning and olive oil from the harvest’s first press.  Did you know the 1st mandarin trees were planted in Placer County in the 1880′s?  Sample Northern California’s best and locally-produced vegetables, fruit, oils and nuts…nearly everything we eat right out of our back doors!  Placer County lay riches to 18 family-run boutique wineries – many flock here for a pleasure not found in other regions – the chance to meet the winemakers.

What you can expect on our Sierra Foothill Farm & Wine Bus Tours:

  • Transportation from a central meeting location in our 14 passenger executive bus
  • 4 hour bus ride with 5 to 6 different stops on planned tour route
  • Bus stops at 2 to 3 independent farms, 1 to 2 vineyards and one local produce market
  • A trained local guide ready to showcase farms, orchards  &vineyards
  • Up close contact with the owners of the farms, orchards and vineyards
  • Opportunity to shop at each farm and vineyard stop
  • Catered 4 course gourmet lunch all from local farms and bakery
  • Unlimited bottled waters, tea and sparkling drinks
  • Local Roots Food Tours reusable shopping bag

This tour is fully guided by our specially-trained hosts who will delight you with stories and fun facts about the region and the methods used to coax Mother Nature to grow her bounty.  Our tour bus is fully heated, reclining seats and spacious.  Each participant will be treated to a gourmet lunch, along with complimentary water, tea, and juice.  Each stop includes tastings of the grower’s produce, the vintner’s wine, and of course, the cheese-maker’s cheese!

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Today on our food tour, we got up close and personal with HUGE wild mushrooms that had been foraged that morning by this awesome chef at V Restaurant and Bar, we tasted bourbon sugar that was made by mixing sugar with the charred and caramelized insides of an oak bourbon barrel, tasted foods served off of a salt plate, then tried sour beer from Germany for the first time that is aged in oak barrels and has acidity and flavor like wine. Delicious! The best and tastiest way to spend and afternoon! This town is incredible and I highly recommend you take this tour to discover all it has to offer.
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