Looking for some food-related fun? Here’s our weekend lineup:
Become a Poultry CSA Member
Soul Food Farm in Vacaville has just announced that it is launching a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for pastured chickens and eggs. Owner/farmer Alexis Koefoed, who supplies eggs and chickens to high-profile Napa and Bay Area eateries (Quince Restaurant in San Francisco and Oliveto Café & Restaurant in Oakland are customers) will begin monthly delivery to Davis and Sacramento area locations starting in mid-October. Deliveries will include eggs ($6.50 per dozen) and whole, pastured broiler chickens, weighing approximately 3-4 lbs for $6.50 per pound (“the same ones that Chez Panisse serves,” notes the website). Chickens are slaughtered in a USDA certified plant and will come fresh (not frozen) with heads and feet attached.
For more information, visit http://soulfoodfarm.com
Channel your Inner Bug (and Eat a Zucchini Weenie)
Thought the fair was just about thigh-thickening treats, Ferris wheels and horse racing? Check out the Garden of MAGnificent Proportions, where visitors get the unique opportunity to experience the world – from a bug’s perspective. Visitors walk through a “magical magnifying glass” to shrink down to bug proportions, then walk through the garden, where they’ll discover what kind of a trail a five-foot-tall snail leaves behind; curtsy to a queen bee; and visit a (very large) birds’ nest. And as for those thigh-thickening treats, you can’t miss this year’s wild and wacky deep-fried “zucchini weenie” on a stick – a corn dog battered, hollowed-out zucchini with a hot dog inside.
The 2009 California State Fair runs through September 7th at Cal Expo. For more information, visit www.bigfun.org
Wet Your Whistle & Watch Spidey on an Outdoor Screen
On Saturday evening, August 29th, the Sacramento Outdoor Film Festival will feature the movie Spiderman on an outdoor screen at Cesar Chavez Park. The movie starts at 9pm and is free to the public. The festival utilizes state of the art projection and sound systems to create “mind blowing outdoor cinema experience,” while Hoppy Brewing Company (http://www.hoppy.com) will provide beer and wine – as well as hot dogs and popcorn – for movie-goers.
For more information, visit www.sacoutdoorfilmfestival.com
Take the Kids to a Cooking Class
The Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa is offering a kids’ cooking class at 3pm on Sunday August 30th, where participants will prepare (and eat!) gingerbread spice cake. The hands-on cooking class is part of an ongoing series for children. The class will be held in Mangos, the spa’s restaurant.
For more information visit http://www.ardenhills.net or call (916) 482-6111