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Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

Yolo County Receives USDA Grant to Increase Local Foods in School Cafeterias

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.

Downtown Sacramento Partnership Announces Dates of 2016 Dine Downtown Event

Downtown Sacramento Partnership Announces Dates of 2016 Dine Downtown Event

Downtown Sacramento’s vibrant food scene is on a roll. Shortly after being named as the “Next Great American Food City” by Southwest: the Magazine, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership is proud to announce the dates of the annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week happening from January 7 through January 16, 2016. In fact, there’s no better time to be a “foodie” than during Dine Downtown when indulgent, three-course dining experiences are priced at just $35.

Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

Tis’ the Season to Join Yolo County Library’s “Food for Fines” Program

The Yolo County Library is offering a new “Food for Fines” program this holiday season that allows library card holders who donate one food item to also clear $1 from their Yolo County Library overdue fines.  There is no limit to the number of donations and no limit to the reduction in fines cardholders can receive. 

All Yolo County Library cardholders can donate food from November 15 through December 15 at the circulation desk of any Yolo County Library location.  Donated items will be given to the Yolo Food Bank to feed the hungry this winter.  Suggested donations include the following:

Railroad Museum Foundation Announces “Ales on the Rails” Brew Sampling Event on 10/2!

Railroad Museum Foundation Announces “Ales on the Rails” Brew Sampling Event on 10/2!

Celebrate the beginning of autumn in rail-related style with the California State Railroad Museum Foundation during a one-night-only “Ales on the Rails” brew sampling event on Friday evening, October 2, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Amid the historic backdrop of the California State Railroad Museum and while surrounded by remarkable vintage full-size cars and locomotives, this special fundraising event will highlight some of the area’s most exciting restaurants and breweries, and will include an indoor/outdoor tasting experience, entertaining live music by Hot City, a silent auction and more.

Railroad Museum Foundation Joins Farm-to-Fork Initiative and Proudly Presents The Cocktail Train

Railroad Museum Foundation Joins Farm-to-Fork Initiative and Proudly Presents The Cocktail Train

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to partner with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau as an official Farm-To-Fork sponsor in 2015 in an effort to showcase the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad.  The California State Railroad Museum, the Foundation and Wells Fargo will present an exciting and unique new offering:  The Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

In an effort to introduce, educate and inspire children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, the Midtown Business Association has teamed up with the local Food Literacy Center to provide free Kids Market Tours on the 3rd Saturday of the Midtown Farmers Market each week.  The 20-minute kid-friendly tours start at the Budding Foodies children’s area and are available every half-hour from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Kids of all ages are welcome and parents often enjoy strolling along with the tours as well.