Are you looking for some fun food events to attend or get involved in? Here's a few that are coming up in the next few months that might peak your interest:
May 17th: East Sacramento Farmers' Market Grand Opening
35th Street and Park Way in McKinley Park
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May 18th: A Day on the Farm
"This event is to create an opportunity for families to visit the American River Ranch for a day of learning, eating, music, celebrating community and exploring the natural world. The Day's Events Include: farm stand (purchase fresh, local, organic vegetables and fruit), organic plant sale, cooking classes, farm tours, workshops, kid's garden activities, and community education tables."
$5 general; free for children ages 2 and younger
May 24th: Berryessa Gap Wine's Springtime in the Vineyard
"Back by popular demand, we will be serving BBQ Oysters, Carne Asada and Mexican Style Beans and Rice. New releases will include our 2013 Verdejo and the much anticipated 2012 Tempranillo. With ticket purchase you will receive a Martinez Orchards Grafted Grapevine to take home."
Wine Club Members $40 General Admission $50
May 29th: DigIn! at the West Sacramento Farmers' Market
5:30p to 7:45p
"The DigIn! dinner series lineup begins May 29 with Michael Thiemann, owner and chef at Mother. This program offers up a three course meal right on the street. "
June 7th: Sacramento VegFest
Red Lion Hotel, Woodlake Conference Center
11:00am - 6pm
"Sacramento VegFest is to showcase, promote, celebrate, and educate the community and visitors about cruelty-free food through the provision of a festival that will illustrate, in living flavor, the wide variety of plant-based foods and products available in the marketplace. There will be world-class speakers, live entertainment, and fun contests throughout the day in addition to the vast array of vegan & vegetarian food samples. We are happy to present Mariel Hemmingway as our Keynote Speaker. In addition, Doug Lisle, Ph.D. and Chef Brooke Preston will both be speaking and book signing."
Early bird tickets $10, Advanced Tickets $12.50, Door Tickets $15
July 13th: Twin Peaks Orchards Open House
Summer harvest, demos, tours, tasting and activities for kids. Fun for the whole family!
July 24th-28th :- A Celebration of Huell Howser at the California State Fair
Buildings A/B Lobby
"Huell Howser’s enthusiasm for California elevated the simple joys of living in our great state by highlighting undiscovered nuggets of California on his television program, “California’s Gold”. This tribute to Huell Howser reflects the importance he played in promoting California and its counties through his syndicated programs shown on PBS, and features video highlights from some of his popular California’s Gold episodes, and personal memorabilia he collected throughout his travels."
July 29-August 1st : 2014 American Cheese Society Conference
"The 2014 ACS Conference will enhance the idea of local, to reflect the excitement and growth of the artisan and specialty cheese community throughout North America. Just as a good cheese plate brings together a variety of tastes, textures, and experiences, so too will the ACS Conference. Nearly 1,000 industry leaders will come together in Sacramento to celebrate, collaborate, learn from one another, and sample great products."
Want to get in for free? The ACS is looking for volunteers for the conference:
"If you love cheese, or simply enjoy lending a hand, consider spending a few hours with us! ACS is seeking volunteers to support the 2014 Conference & Competition in Sacramento, CA from July 24 through August 2. Shifts vary in length. Volunteers must be 18 or older.
All volunteers receive an official volunteer t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to the Festival of Cheese on Friday, August 1 (where more than 1,700 cheeses will be available for sampling, alongside specialty foods from around the country!) as a token of our appreciation. Additional tickets for family or friends can be purchased online beginning on May 5, 2014."