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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.
Download – Holidays in the Hills Wine Trail Map
The heat has dissipated, the crops are being harvested and the crisp air leads foodies out and about exploring festivals and great food events in the Sacramento Region. We have found several festivals and food entertainment to go check out. Go Explore your bountiful Northern California food friendly region!
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Second Saturday Farm Tour; Saturday August 13, 2011
|Come see where your food is grown! Farm Fresh to You (www.farmfreshtoyou.com), the organic produce home delivery service, invites the public to its farm in Capay in Yolo County for a farm tour on Saturday, August 13, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm address is: 23800 State Highway 16, Capay, Calif., 95607.
We will be harvesting eggplant or summer squash. $8 for adults, $4 for Farm Fresh to You customers and free for kids 12 and under (no charge for tractor rides with this new fee structure).
No RSVP is necessary. Call the Farm Fresh to You office at 800-796-6009 for more information.
From the Bay Area:
|11 am to 3 pm|
|23800 State Hwy 16, Capay, CA 95607|
The owner of Local Roots Food Tours, Lisa Armstrong, had the opportunity to chat with Kat Maudru from 96.9 The Eagle for a segment on her Public Files. Learn more about how these Sacramento Walking Food Tours were created and the uniqueness they are offering to the Sacramento Region for anyone who likes to eat and explore what is outside their backdoors!
It’s local, it’s free and it is going to be FUN! Need we say more?
Bring your family and friends to Marysville’s Peach Festival in Historic Downtown Marysville: Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th
The 11th Annual Marysville Peach Festival is going to be an exciting event with a wide variety of new and returning craft vendors, food vendors cooking for every taste bud, several delicious choices of peach related foods, and great entertainment for all ages!
Scheduled from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and 10am to 11pm on Saturday,
the event will be on D Street between First and Sixth streets in Downtown Marysville.
Free For Everyone – No Admission – Free Parking!
Family Fun-Great Amusement Rides for kids of all ages!
The 11th Annual Marysville Peach Festival will feature a live entertainment stage at the corners of 6th and D Streets, with a wide range of live acts performing both days of the festival.
Friday, July 15th at 9PM
The Chris Gardner Band
Saturday, July 16th at 9PM
The mission of the California Nut Festival is to help consumers connect with local farmers and learn about the locally grown food available in the North Valley, and support the continued development of the Patrick Ranch Museum to preserve and interpret the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley, including social, cultural and economic aspects. The 2011 California Nut Festival is set for April 16, 2011, 11am – 4pm at Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico
Tickets now available – $25/person. Click here to buy yours today!
Tickets for children 7-12 available for $10 at the event.
Children 6 and under are free!
Attendees have the opportunity to elevate their knowledge of culinary skills and locally grown foods, while also gaining a clearer understanding and appreciation of all that goes into producing the food they eat. Local executive chef, Michael Tuohy, from Grange Restaurant & Bar in downtown Sacramento will be one of the guest chefs participating in cooking demonstrations during this all day event.
Proceeds from the California Nut Festival benefit the Patrick Ranch Museum for the purpose of preserving and interpreting the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley, including social, cultural and economic aspects.
The California Nut Festival began as a series of events including a blossom tour, spelling bee, book club and chef demonstrations that took place over the course of a two week period, but lacked a single event that brought consumers and local farms together in a meaningful way.
The new California Nut Festival (CNF) is the vision of a group of community volunteers who wanted to bring an upscale food and wine event to the North Valley to celebrate the heritage and provide much needed fundraising to the Patrick Ranch Museum. Kathy Chance, committee chair, states, “We want to increase awareness and consumption of our local products as well as bring people together with the farms in a fun and festive atmosphere.”