AUBURN, Calif. August 27, 2015 – On Saturday, September 26, PlacerGROWN, in partnership with Placer County Visitors Bureau, will exhibit along with other regional producers at the 3rd annual Farm-to-Fork Festival in downtown Sacramento. With a bevy of local farmers’ markets and small farms, dozens of wineries and numerous top chefs, Placer County is a veritable food and wine destination.
“Our PlacerGROWN farmers have had a crop-to-tabletop mentality since 1849,” said Carol Arnold, CEO of PlacerGROWN. “Farm-to-fork is a new spin on an old notion: food grown fresh from your local farmer tastes better than food that travels thousands of miles. The Placer County community has enjoyed fresh, local food and has been capitalizing on this healthy lifestyle for over a century.”
Representing 1,244 farms and 19 award-winning wineries, Placer County will be highlighting its fresh PlacerGROWN food and wine, as well as providing games and entertainment for the whole family. Several local farm-to-fork producers will be lined up along Capitol Mall to provide tasty treats and information.
Representatives from the Placer County area include: PlacerGROWN, Placer County Visitors Bureau, Placer County Vintners Association, Cattle Women and more.
“Placer County, with its rich agricultural history, has always produced amazing food and wine,” said Placer County Agricultural Commissioner Josh Huntsinger. “Since 1849, local farmers, vintners and producers have cultivated the fresh food that is synonymous with this region, making us the second-healthiest county in the state.”
Throughout the day, PlacerGROWN will host tastings, games and other family-fun activities to highlight Placer County agriculture and the benefits of preparing healthy meals with locally sourced, fresh ingredients. For more information about Placer County or PlacerGROWN and the farmers and ranchers they represent, visit placergrown.org and visitplacer.com.