PlacerGROWN Month: Fun festivities and local, farm-fresh food

PlacerGROWN Month: Fun festivities and local, farm-fresh food

Placer County shares crop-to-tabletop philosophy with family events in October

 

AUBURN, Calif. September 30, 2015 – For the fourth consecutive year, Placer County is celebrating everything PlacerGROWN during the entire month of October. Families looking to experience the best of what Placer County has to offer can attend one of the many events and explore the PlacerGROWN crop-to-tabletop mentality, food and family- fun activities.

“Our region has a rich history, dating back to 1849, of agricultural distinction with a wealth of farm-fresh food and wine prepared locally for your family’s home table,” said PlacerGROWN Executive Director Carol Arnold. “PlacerGROWN Month is our way of emphasizing the value of crop-to-tabletop living by sharing opportunities for families to meet and spend time with local farmers, ranchers and vintners who prepare the best quality ingredients.”

The month includes the highly-anticipated Crop-to-Tabletop Dinner on October 29th, which will highlight the philosophy of fresh, local foods that are readily available for all families to enjoy. Hosted this year by the Flower Farm in Loomis, the gourmet dinner will feature local produce, meats, beer and wine and will be prepared by Placer County’s notable chefs.

“The Placer County region is ripe with promise and offers an ideal climate for farmers, ranchers and vintners,” said Placer County Agricultural Commissioner Josh Huntsinger. “Our celebration of this agricultural community serves as a reminder of the bounty we have in our backyard and the benefit of having locally grown food on our dinner tables.”

Events taking place during PlacerGROWN month include:

  • October 2-3 (all day): Farm-to-Film Festival
  • October 10 (1 – 5 p.m.): Auburn Wine and Food Festival
  • October 11 (1 – 5 p.m.): Farm and Barn Tour
  • October 17 (9 – 6 p.m.): Machado Orchards Apple Festival
  • October 18 (5:30 p.m.): Fall Dinner at Twin Peaks Farm
  • October 22 (6 – 9 p.m.): Placer Conservator – Dinner, Awards, and Live Auction
  • October 24 (5:30 p.m.): Placer County Farm Bureau Hoe Down
  • October 29 (5:30 – 8:30 p.m.): Crop-to-Tabletop Dinner

Event details can be found on the PlacerGROWN website, www.placergrown.org/events2/. For more information about PlacerGROWN visit their website, www.placergrown.org/.

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