Sacramento has adopted the “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital” moniker, but where exactly did this whole idea come from? It seems like overnight, Sacramento went from being a Macaroni Grill type of town to a new-amazing-restaurant-or-bar-opening-all-the-time type of town. To address the rapid growth of the locavore slow food movement here and across the state, the California Museum has put together a special panel discussion with experts in the field. Darrell Corti, president of Corti Brothers, Shawn Harrison, founder of Soil Born Farms, Craig McNamara, president of Sierra Orchards and founder of the Center for Land Based Learning, and Kurt Spataro, executive chef of Paragary’s Restaurant Group, will join host Kitty O’Neal on the evening of Sept. 9 to discuss the ins and outs (as well as the pros and cons) of California’s booming agriculture and food industries. After the panel discussion, the museum is holding a farm-to-fork fair in its courtyard. Guests can taste produce, wine, beer and more as well as check out hands-on demonstrations from local businesses such as Magpie Cafe and Caterers, Mayahuel, Hot Italian, Corti Brothers and others. And if that wasn’t enough, guests can then take a docent-led or self-guided tour through the museum’s farm-to-fork exhibit. For more information, see here.
What: Dig It! Secrets of California’s Farm-to-Fork Movement
When: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento
Cost: $10 advance, $10 members at door, $20 nonmembers at door