The Sacramento region boasts a year-round growing season, ideal climate and a mouthwatering bounty of crops that make it one of the best places in the country to get a meal.
The authenticity of what Sacramento’s agricultural and culinary communities are doing led to international recognition over the years and reached new heights in 2019 when the Michelin Guide sent inspectors to the city, then bestowed the coveted Michelin Star on Sacramento’s The Kitchen Restaurant, awarded Bib Gourmands to three more, and rounded the awards out with 10 Michelin Plates. Several other Sacramento standouts were included in the Michelin Guide as well.
Farm-to-fork adventures go way beyond the plate in the Sacramento region. Whether on foot or by bike, on the farm or down the street, there are countless options to give you a taste of our food and agriculture. Enjoying a farm visit, taking a culinary walking tours, perusing one of many farmer’s markets or toasting a glass at one of 70+ breweries or a winery in one the 8 wine regions are just some of the ways you can experience Farm-to-Fork firsthand.
Every September, Sacramento celebrates with the Farm-to-Fork Festival, Northern California’s best fresh food party attracting more than 150,000 people from across the country. For three days, festival attendees enjoy local foods, wines, beer and specialty product as well as music from well-known bands. The final day culminates with a four- or five-course dinner on Tower Bridge for 850 people. The event brings together top regional, as well as internationally known chefs, to create a one-of-a-kind dinner sourced from local growers and ranches.