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Sacramento is #4 Hottest City in the U.S. for Organic Eating

We already know we’re the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America, but did you know we’re also now recognized as one of the nation’s hottest organic eating cities?

A new study by Campbell’s Soup and Sterling’s Best Places found that Sacramento came in 4th place in a top 10 list organic eaters.

Apparently we West Coastites know how to do it since 3 of the top 4 cities included Portland (#1), San Fransico (#2), and, of course, us. Another West Coast city, Seattle, came in at #7.

The study also found that 81% of American families nationwide already choose organic foods at least sometimes and more than half aged 18-29 actively try to include organic foods in their diet on a regular basis.

The criteria for the study was examining metro areas with the highest density of organic food consumption and production via organic markets, restaurants, certified organic producers, local farmer’s markets, and community supported agricultural groups.

So where exactly do you get organic food in Sacramento? Here are a few of the notables:

Grange 926 H St, Sacramento
A well-loved, Sacramento-area farm-to-fork restaurant, Grange‘s menu changes with seasonal produce availability and they work with a handful of California farms that grow their produce organically. See close-up where your food is coming from by checking out their list of the farms from which they source their ingredients!

Selland’s 5340 H St, Sacramento & 4370 Town Center Dr, Suite 120, El Dorado Hills
A sister restaurant to Ella Dining Room & Bar, Selland’s (the family’s namesake) use local, sustainable and organic produce and hormone-free meats wherever possible. The cafes are casual and always abuzz with people eager to eat their flavorful meals, bakery items (also organic), and California wines.

Sun and Soil Juice Company 1912 P St, Sacramento
Self-proclaimed as Sacramento’s organic juice bar, Sun and Soil Juice Company has a fun and creative menu of cold pressed raw juices, smoothies, and seasonal organic food. All their items are fresh, local, unprocessed, and naturally raw and vegan.

Baagan 910 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Suite 160, Roseville
This Roseville restaurant has garnered a bit of attention for ingredients that follow quite a list of healthy specifics—raw, organic, vegan, and artificial-, dairy-, GMO-, gluten-, and, of course, guilt-free. (Whew!) While Baagan‘s food is absent of a lot of things, one thing not absent is flavor.

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Just as their name suggests, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op provides Sacramento residents a natural-food shopping experience with products that are seasonal, locally-source, and organic. They also offer cooking classes and events year-round.

The Waffle Experience 4391 Gateway Park Blvd, Suite 650, Sacramento
Sweet and savory is the name of the game at The Waffle Experience, a breakfast and lunch restaurant who uses fresh and organic ingredients. They also use fair trade, organic coffee beans from sustainable farms.

The Green Boheme 1825 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento
This popular raw and vegan cafe serves up clean and organic food that has reaped a loyal enough following for the owner to make plans to open another cafe, possibly in Roseville. Awesomely, The Green Boheme also has cooking classes and a Raw Lifestyle Academy & Chef Training, offered 3 times a year.

The Porch Restaurant & Bar 1815 K St, Sacramento
It’s Southern charm meets organic ingredients at The Porch. Not only does this restaurant specialize in Southern, Cajun, Creole flavors, they also use local, seasonal, and organic fruits, veggies, and meats.

Davis Food Co-op and Davis Farmers Market 620 G St (co-op) & Central Park at 4th & C, Davis + other locations (farmers market)
These college-town businesses are what’s keeping Davis residents healthy, educated, and supporting local farmers. The Davis Food Co-op, opened for 43 years, is a full-service grocery store selling organic foods and offering cooking classes and events all year long. The Davis Farmers Market, open on Saturdays and Thursdays year-round and on Wednesdays March-October, offers a selection of organic fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, wine, local eggs and honey, baked goods, flowers, plants, and gifts. Get everything you need at these Davis markets!

Campbell’s Soup commissioned the study to help launch their new line of organic soups. To see all the cities that made the top 10 list and the soups included in their new organic line, visit campbellsoupcompany.com.

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Bethany Harris

Bethany Harris

Bethany joined Sacramento Press in 2013 and enjoys writing articles that uncover the happenings of the city and the people behind the stories who make them so worth telling. A native of Sacramento, she also loves photography, running, and discovering new places and new things to do--both in the city and throughout California.

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