A Farm-to-Fork Adventure through Historic Sacramento Delta
Whether you are first time visitor to the Sacramento area or an experienced traveler to America’s Farm-to-Fork capital, you’ll want to sign up and join this excursion to a hidden gemjust outside of city of Sacramento. Even the area’s residents are largely unaware of this beautiful farming region. Dotted along the meandering Sacramento River not far from the city are age-old orchards, beautiful landscapes, family farms, and little-known parts of California rich with Farm-to-Fork culture.
For the first time in International Food Blogger Conference history, this year’s attendees will have an opportunity to experience America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital with an up-close look at one of California’s richest farming regions – the Sacramento Delta.
The trip will begin with a look at America’s one-and-only commercial-scale producer of Belgian Endive (pronounded “on-deev”) at California Endive Farms in Rio Vista, California. Company founder Rich Collins will provide some background and interesting facts about this intriguing crop while enroute to the farm. Once on-location, bloggers will get a look at the unique indoor growing facility where the second stage of a two-step process renders endives from chicory roots.
The adventure will continue back up Highway 160 through small communities situated along the historic Sacramento River levees to “pear country.” Here the California Pear Advisory Board will introduce you to some of the farming families who have been growing pears for generations in orchards planted as far back as California’s Gold Rush. And since the excursion will be taking place at the peak of California pear season, attendees will get to see the live-action harvest of the unbelievably photogenic Bosc pears at David J. Elliot & Son’s Stillwater Orchards.
Ending the adventure with a taste of California’s glorious bounty. Guests will share a true Farm-to-Fork experience with farmers of locally-grown crops and wines in a picture-perfect setting at the heart of Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork movement. The light lunch will take place on the banks of the scenic Sacramento River and will include endive, pears, Delta-produced wines and other delicious locally-grown ingredients before heading back to the Capital City.
While basking in California’s scenic landscapes and savoring its glorious bounty, attendees of the Farm-to-Fork Adventure through Historic Sacramento Delta will have ample opportunity to capture breathtaking photos along the way. As an added bonus, attendees are invited to enter a photo contest by sharing images captured during the excursion! By sharing photos of California pears and endive with their online communities of followers, they will be entered to win a random drawing with two opportunities to win $500! You won’t want to miss this excursion. Limited space is available, so sign up now.
Who Should Attend
Bloggers, Food Writers & Cookbook Authors
Publishers, Agents & Editors
Food Brand / Restaurant Marketers
Public Relations Professionals