Submitted by SacFoodies on Friday, April 15th, 2:49 pm
Coming up this Saturday, April 16th, the Sacramento Artists Council, a non-profit organization working to keep art and music in local public schools, will host the fifth annual Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival at Roosevelt Park.
Indulgent and irresistible, the 2nd Annual Old Sacramento Chocolate Week is scheduled to take place May 2-8, 2016 throughout the historic district. Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways – cooked in brandy-cherry cocoa bites, mixed into Godiva Chocolate martinis or drizzled over rich and delicious mud pie. Coordinated by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) with support by involved merchants and businesses, chocolate lovers of all ages are invited to visit Old Sacramento to experience a variety of delicious and delectable chocolate-related activities throughout the week. For more details and a complete list of activities, specials and featured items, visit oldsacramento.com
The Midtown Business Association (MBA) is pleased to announce the incredibly popular Midtown Farmers Market is expanding a half-block to accommodate even more farmers, growers and vendors. Effective with the new season launch on April 2, 2016, the newly expanded Midtown Farmers Market will take place on 20th Street as usual but will soon extend from J Street to midway down K Street. Open year-round on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,* the latest expansion will help alleviate a longstanding waiting list of interested farmers and growers by increasing the number of vendors from approximately 60 to up to 90 on any given week. Plus, the added space will provide the current market participants with room to grow while also allowing for a bigger area to support the wide variety of special events and activities planned for 2016.
Submitted by Yolo County, Beth Gabor, Yolo County Public Information Officer
Monday, December 21st, 2015, 3:59pm
The Yolo County Agriculture Department’s farm to school program is one of 74 projects, spanning 39 states, receiving support this year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Program to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers. Yolo County’s project received a $93,500 grant which will impact 35,000 students in five Yolo County School districts, including Woodland, Esparto, Davis, West Sacramento and River Delta.