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Summer time is about EXPLORING….getting out and about and attending as many foodie events as possible in Northern California. Want to know where? We have compiled a listing of a few food related events for the month of July. Get our your GPS, your fork, bib and appetite and come along as we journey thru some of Northern California’s foodie adventures!
July 14, 2012 – 5th ANNUAL CAPAY TOMATO FESTIVAL – Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic invite the public to the 5th Annual Capay Tomato, the farm’s festival that celebrates the great taste of organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes. The event will offer activities for all ages, including tomato tastings, farm tours, tractor tram rides, crafts and live music (3 bands) throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Farm fresh tacos and sandwiches, Pop Nation popsicles and local wine and beer will be sold. Attendees are invited to camp overnight in the farm orchards.
Buy tickets online until July 9th. $20 online; $25 at door; kids 12 and under are free. 1-800-796-6009 during business hours.
July 13-15, 2012 – BRENTWOOD CORNFEST! Celebrating our agricultural heritage in a three-day weekend of fun, food and entertainment. Plenty of local grown corn and fun filled corn activities; kid’s zone, live music, lots of food with corn of course, local brews and wine. Tickets available: 925-634-3344 ? Brentwood, California
July 14, 2012 – Wine Country Big Q Join us at the second annual Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa. Some of the best Pit Masters will be here to serve you up a slice. Sample great barbecued meats, world class wines, and award-winning brews while enjoying great country and blues music. ? Santa Rosa, CA
July 19-21, 2012 – California Wine Festival 2012 – The ‘Biggest Wine Festival Under the Sun.’ Over 200 of California’s finest wines from every wine region in the state – showcasing a total of over 350 fine wines. Over 2,500 wine fans will grab their glass and start swirling and sipping, while live music on stage keeps the party going. Santa Barbara, CA
July 20-21, 2012 – Marysville Peach Fest – The 12th 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. Details call: (530) 749-3954, Marysville, CA
July 21, 2012 – 11th Annual Taste of the Delta – ?A great foodie event where you can come either by car or boat! Held at the Village West Marina, the event showcases wineries and restaurants in the California Delta region. Guests sample wines and foods, enjoy vendor booths, live music, and silent and live auctions. Stockton, CA 916-777-4041
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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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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!
Join Ronald McDonald House as they leisurely stroll through beautiful downtown and midtown Sacramento for their 2nd Annual Red Shoe Crawl on Sunday, June 26th 2011!
Not only will you have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of culinary delights from the best restaurants in the Sacramento region, you will be supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern California!
All proceeds raised will go directly to help the children and families served at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House and Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake.
2011 Restaurants include: 3 Fires Lounge, Buckhorn Grill, Hamburger Patties, Lounge ON20, Lucca, L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen, Mini Burger Truck, Morgan’s Valley Bistro, Rubicon Brewing, Sapporo Grill, Trey B Cakes, Yogurtagogo, Zocalo & Mama Kim on the Go! Event After Party at L Wine Lounge!
Registration begins promptly at 1:00PM on the day of the event at the Sheraton Grand (1230 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814). This is where participants can sign in and receive their credentials.
PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!! $50 http://rmhcnc.eventbrite.com/Red Shoe Crawl
Sunday, June 26
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration starts at 1:00 PM at the Sheraton Sacramento Grand,
1230 J Street
Red Shoe Crawl After Party
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen
Includes live entertainment and the chance to win two tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.
The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House has served approximately 10,000 families since opening its doors in 1998. Our mission is to help children and their families by providing an atmosphere where families can rest, reflect, and find mutual support from other families facing similar struggles.
This home-away-from-home provides affordable, temporary housing to families who must travel to the Sacramento-area to receive medical treatment for their seriously ill or injured child at any of the area hospitals.
The mission of Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is to provide confidence-building experiences and programs that are designed to encourage each camper’s individuality through the challenges of outdoor group living and teamwork in a supportive environment. An array of programs are offered and adapted to meet the individual needs of each camper. The staff includes experienced and well trained specialists in the fields of drama, arts and crafts, outdoor education, nutrition education, sports and waterfront activities.
Join us this summer on a 3 hour guided culinary walking adventure that walks you through shaded streets in Sacramento’s most historical and cultural neighborhoods all while eating at hidden gems. Learn what continues to make Sacramento a unique and delicious city, one taste at a time.
Our three-hour City of Trees Food & Cultural Walking Tour will let you see California’s State Capitol city in a whole new light. Get an insiders look at the can’t-miss eateries and restaurants that only the locals are lucky enough to know about-until now.
Get tidbits of Sacramento’s history and beautiful architecture while tasting the scrumptious foods that make Sacramento’s culinary scene a regional treasure. You’ll taste farm fresh ingredients that inspire local chefs. Our tour will take you on a gastronomic adventure off the beaten path. Tours are offered throughout the week. Check our event calendar to see available tour dates.
Typical tastings on our tour:
- Spring Vegetable Risotto with spring asparagus and peas paired with local wine
- Authentic Mexican meatball soup with homemade corn tortillas
- Organic, fresh fruit smoothie loaded with vitamins and antioxidants
- Handmade butternut squash ravioli with mushroom Marsala sauce
- Fresh strawberry creme eclair
- Spinach, basil and sun-dried tomato wrap
- Cappuccino brownie with cinnamon creme filling
There are so many advantages to taking walks in a city’s urban neighborhoods. Seeing the changes in landscaping; the beauty of the summer plants and flowers, bird baths filled with fresh water for the singing birds and most of all new sprouts in GARDENS. Front lawn gardens! As a tour guide walking through the tree lined streets in Sacramento four times a week, I have been noticing GARDENS popping up in homeowners front landscapes of their homes. Tomato and pepper plants, Swiss chard, beans….you name it, I am seeing it transpire into a beautiful modern victory garden and it sings to my heart! Communities are rallying together to overcome the higher food prices creeping up in the stores as well as the higher gas prices to travel to get the fresh produce. Yes, we have wonderful farmer’s markets surrounding Sacramento’s beauty but there is nothing like growing your own. It is such a sense of accomplishment for oneself to know they are taking a very old concept dating back into the WWI and WWII era with Victory Gardens and putting a modern spin on it.
A Grassroots Food Revolution – The Modern Victory Garden
Grow What You Eat – Eat What You Grow!
I think we are already moving toward that place. Urbanites are showing us that fruit and vegetable gardens can be beautiful while making a statement. The lawn as landscape icon was a declaration that you didn’t have to farm anymore. Perhaps we can replace it with a front-yard veggie garden that declares the age of the lawn over. What a proclamation that would be for thrift, self-sufficiency, horticultural skill, concern for the environment and the world we pass on.
Prince Charles said the other day that “we have to put nature back at the heart of the equation.” I think we should put every gardener at the center of it, too.
Local Roots Food Tours & Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts are teaming up June 4th as one of the 100 participants in Raley’s Grape Escape Celebration!
Now more than 200 award-winning California wines come to the cosmopolitan, urban setting of downtown Sacramento. Pair that with some of the region’s best local cuisine and you have an amazing culinary experience.
Tickets are on sale now……don’t be the last to plan an amazing evening of food, wine and fun!
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011, 4-7pm
Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza (Downtown Sacramento) Who: Over 100 regional Wineries & Restaurants
Tickets: $40.00 in advance online, $50.00 at the door
Save $5: When you buy your ticket at any Sacramento area
Raley’s or BelAir Store
Raley’s Wine Club: Sign up or log in to www.raleys.com to get an
exclusive guest pass permitting 1-hour early entry to the event.
Make a Night of it: www.RaleysGrapeEscape.com for special
Hotel & Restaurant deals.
Restrictions: Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
The Wisdom of the Radish: And Other Lessons Learned on a Small Farm tells the entertaining, enlightening (and often humorous) tale of our first year of farming vegetables in Sonoma County. http://wisdomoftheradish.com
The inspiration for the book sprang from desire to share the nitty gritty details of what it’s actually like to try to grow and sell food for a living. We love reading great books like Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, but felt like there also needed to be a book out there that told the story of local food from the perspective of the people behind the farmers market stalls, and in particular the perspective of young, inexperienced farmers like ourselves–who will be the future of food in this country. And now that it’s all finished, if we may say so, the book is a great read for anyone who grows food or is interested in knowing where their food comes from–especially the farmers market shoppers among you.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start farming? Not just as an experimental hobby or an idyllic-daydream, but as a down-to-earth lifestyle change where you put your economic future on the line? If you’re at all like Lynda Hopkins was just a few years ago, you’re a suburbanite who knows little, if anything, about growing produce or taking care of farm animals. Yet Lynda and her then boyfriend (now husband) did what many adventurous young couples have done in recent years — they started farming.
In The Wisdom of the Radish, Lynda shares stories from her first year as a newbie farmer. And let me tell you, it’s far from idyllic.
Her stories aren’t very romantic or glamorized, but they are thought-provoking and honest. Crop failures, unpredictable weather, and animal predators may seem like bad news, but thankfully those aren’t her only stories. A steep learning curve is aided a bit by the advent of the internet. Perhaps the most meaningful story woven throughout the book is her growing acceptance of what it means to belong to the farm — how tending to the plot of land and routinely caring for the animals roots her, grounds her, and transforms her sense of identity.
The greatest plus to this book? Lynda Hopkins’ storytelling. She’s gifted. Really gifted.
Saturday May 21st is Armed Forces Day. Local Root Food Tours would like to salute all active duty and retired military personnel and their families by offering half price tickets for Saturday May 21st and the following week’s tour dates. (May 26th, 27th and 28th) It’s our way of recognizing all your sacrifices for our country and to thank you for your service and commitment to our great nation. Come join us as we take on a walking food adventure in downtown Sacramento.
City of Trees Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour offers a side dish of history, a dash of culture and a taste of the amazing produce in this large agricultural community. Each tour offers a large variety of tastings, while visiting an array of specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants. Enough food is served on our tour to consider it a meal.
Our tours are limited to 12-16 guests. Tours include all food and beverage tastings. Advanced ticketing required. Book online and use special code: “SALUTE” to receive your 50% off adult ticket price.
CINCO DE OL SACTO - River City Saloon, OldTown
May 5th, 6pm-1:30am
Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the drinking establishments of Old Sacramento. Sacramento’s original entertainment district and place to be with over 15 places to dine and drink. Cinco De Ol Sacto will feature a Bar Hop from venue to venue in no particular order. All venues are in a easy hop radius of two blocks and each participating establishment will feature food, drink specials, entertainment, and good times! The Party starts after work and goes till closing time.
Thursday, May 5th: doors open at 12pm! Pull out your sombrero, put on your poncho & start growing your mustache because it is time to begin the COUNTDOWN TO CINCO DE MAYO!!!!
If you missed our celebration last year than you must have been in hibernation because we successfully threw the biggest and craziest Cinco party in the Sacramento area!
DJs, Live Bands (Element of Soul & Private Criminals), Folklorico Dancers, Cigar-rolling, photo booths….to mention just a FEW of the things we have in store for you this year! We are going BIG! Soooooo big in fact- we are bringing in a huge tent to make the party even crazier than last year!
Thursday May 5th 1521 L Street, 916-231-9947 3:00pm – 1:30am
Every year de Vere’s celebrate the San Patricio’s, a band of Irish men that bravely fought along side Mexican Soldiers during the Mexican American War. These men were later caught and tried for deserting the American army, for which they paid the ultimate sacrifice and were publicly hanged. In honor of this sacrifice de Vere’s host a party every Cinco de Mayo for the St. Patrick’s Battalion.
Join until the beer is gone for $2 Coronas, $2 Tacos, $3 Milagro tequila shots, and $4 Margaritas!
Thursday May 5th; 11:30am to 2am 2730 J St. (916) 442-2552
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at one of Sacramento’s most popular Mexican restaurants, Centro Cocina Mexicana! They will be opening a special back patio for the occasion, so join for a day (and night!) of fun, food, and drinks.
Thursday, May 5th 5pm -10pm; 1801 Capitol Ave. (916) 441-0303
Looking for something to do in Sacramento on Cinco De Mayo? Look no further. Zocalo has everything you need for an authentic celebration! Come early and stay late, enjoy live mariachis music, ballet folklorico, street tacos, and much more! Enjoy tequila shots & $2 tacos.
Celebrate 5 De Mayo – Ernesto’s Thursday May 5th, 11:00am – 10:00pm
Come join us for the Best Margaritas, Mexican Authentic recipes, great service, family friendly atmosphere, live mariachi music, food and drink specials all day.