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Farm to Fork: Where’s the Teeth – as it happened
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Farm to Fork: Where’s the Teeth – as it happened

From the moment the Mayor Kevin Johnson declared Sacramento to be the Farm to Fork Capital of America, Sacramentans have been flooding the scene, anxious to help, hurt when they’re left out, and in many ways, confused about what it all means. Based on interviews and research from Amber...

Farm to Fork: Where’s the Teeth?
Farm to Fork

Farm to Fork: Where’s the Teeth?

The city of Sacramento declared itself the Farm to Fork Capital of America in October 2012 at a press conference at Cesar Chavez Park’s farmers market. The declaration has ignited Sacramentans like never before. In a town that has always shied away from its “cow town” moniker, embracing a vibrant...

Chef’s Tasting with Hock Farm’s David LaRoche
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Chef’s Tasting with Hock Farm’s David LaRoche

  If you want to know where the raw ingredients of David LaRoche’s cuisine are grown, don’t ask the chef. Just look at the back of his menu, where sources are listed for inquiring foodies. “I get kind of defensive,” LaRoche said, relaxing between lunch and dinner service on a banquette by the...

Japanese farm food comes to the farm-to-fork capital
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Japanese farm food comes to the farm-to-fork capital

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately about the farm-to-fork movement, especially now that it seems to have become the It Girl of the food world. While eating lunch in my backyard earlier today, a friend and I found ourselves discussing the topic once again. "Everybody’s...

Chef Adam Pechal and Feeding Crane cook up farm-to-fork fun
Farm to Fork

Chef Adam Pechal and Feeding Crane cook up farm-to-fork fun

A cooking class taught by a Sacramento chef with national television exposure, paired with wines and cheeses from Northern California artisans, barely hinted at the afternoon’s food and festivities. Part cooking class and demonstration, part product-promoting dog and pony show, part wine-and-food...

Spataro moves over for farm-to-fork restaurant, nightclub
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Spataro moves over for farm-to-fork restaurant, nightclub

A farm-to-fork style restaurant is set to take over downtown fixture Spataro Restaurant & Bar, and a separate nightclub is primed to come in as well. Owner Randy Paragary will stay on board, and is partnering with three former employees – Chef David LaRoche, Shaun Freeman and Brad Peters...

Food Literacy Month events announced
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Food Literacy Month events announced

In honor of Food Literacy Month this September, the California Food Literacy Center will hold a series of events in Sacramento that promote healthy, sustainable eating, including the children’s Food Literacy Sandwich Contest, restaurant sandwich campaign, Food Literacy Fair and a launch party...

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