Tickets Available for Slow Food Sacramento's 4th Annual Urban Ag Fest

Posted on May 29

Interested in supporting edible schoolyard projects in the region? Join Slow Food Sacramento on Saturday, June 9th, as they host their fourth annual Urban Ag Fest, benefitting the Green Academy at Rosemont High School and the garden and ecology center at O.W. Erlewine Elementary School.

A “showcase reception” from 4pm-5:30pm features more than 10 local schools and their edible garden projects; and participating students who grow what they eat will be on hand to chat about their agriculture adventures and answer questions.

The reception will be followed by a family style, open-air, “totally Slow Food dinner” prepared by Matt and Yvette Woolston of Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro and the Crocker Café. Creative menu items include Lucky Dog Ranch beef sliders with Shaft's blue cheese, Bledsoe bacon, and local Roma tomatoes; “Fish Sticks”: grilled peppercorn-crusted Sterling sturgeon on a stick with smoked chili aioli and green olive tapenade; and “al fresco” mac and cheese with arugula pesto and oven-dried tomatoes. And dessert? Organic strawberry shortcake, of course.

Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin will be the event’s keynote speaker. During Eastin’s tenure, the number of edible schoolyards rose from 300 to over 4,000.

The event will take place at Rosemont High School. The reception is $20 (under 18 are free); the reception plus the dinner is $75. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Slow Food Sacramento’s website.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Images from the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Guests were treated to food and drink from nearly 100 local eateries and bars. Other vendors auctioned off wares and services ranging from hand-woven free trade baskets to modern art work and vintage photographs. Proceeds from the event went to the charity’s mission of arranging experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015