Chefs prepare items for the annual Tower Bridge dinner served along Sacramento’s famed Tower Bridge during the city’s Farm-to-Fork Festival. (Courtesy Visit Sacramento)
Sacramento prides itself on sourcing its cuisine locally from some of the best farms and ranches in the country. That’s how it has earned its title as the farm-to-fork capital of America — a title not too surprising when you consider that for more than a century, the city has been an agricultural powerhouse. Home to roughly 8,000 acres of boutique farmland, boasting the largest certified farmers market in California, and with a year-round growing season, Sacramento offers some of the freshest and most mouthwatering cuisine in the nation.
Meeting attendees visiting the destination in September 2020 can check out Sacramento’s famed Farm-to-Fork Festival — a two-day event where local farms and restaurants bring in food trucks, hand out samples, and offer demos. Delegates can enjoy the exhibits plus drinks and live music. Founded in 2013, the event was initially meant to celebrate the region’s incredible food and agriculture while giving community members a chance to connect with local chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners, and brewers. It’s since blossomed into one of the country’s most anticipated food and music festivals, drawing thousands of visitors from around the world annually.