Sacramento Farm to Fork Dinner

I’ve been waiting for a while now to share this special event I was so lucky to be a part of last week. The reason it’s so exciting is because I was able to come together with a local group of like minded people in my city. We live in Sacramento, California which is the Farm to fork capitol of America. Amazing things are happening in our region, and I’m happy to be a force for change in our community. Most of you  probably already know that I love getting people involved in the real food movement and this event is just one of the many we are using to build that change. My grandfather has been a farmer in this area for over 70 years, so it’s something I am passionate about.

Have you ever wanted to experience the Farm to Fork Life? Here’s a little glimpse of what a dinner made of fresh local produce from Northern California looks like.
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The lovely local chef Brooke of The Green Boheme prepared the amazing spread for the evening. If you are local and haven’t had her food you are in for a treat because it is incredible! The event was hosted on the lake at the home of Jules and Jeff, owners of Liquidology, the best local juice bar in Sacramento. When we walked in the door there was a beautiful array of hors d’oeuvres. Fresh rainbow carrots and celery with cashew cheeze (my recipe for cashew cheeze can be found here).

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There were also sweet and spicy cashews and a beautiful assortment of spring and summer inspired Liquidology cold pressed juices to sip on while we waited for dinner to be served.

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When we walked out onto the patio, my jaw dropped, such a stunning view! The table and chairs are from a local shop called Design Alchemy and I was instantly smitten!

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The flowers were styled by Thistle and Honey Flowers & Design and I later discovered they were actually sourced from my sweet friends flower farm!

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Every detail was taken care of and many commented that it was like we had stepped into a Pinterest picture!

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As golden hour approached everyone was snapping photos left and right. It was hard not to take pictures of everything! a-chandaleir-farmtofork

There was a light breeze but the sun was still keeping us warm! A perfect Northern California evening!

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This Raspberry, blood orange and cara cara sparkling drink was SO delicious! This juice screams summer and I cannot wait to try and recreate this heavenly concoction!

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As soon as the food came out I was salivating! Chef Brooke makes the most stunning dishes! Real food really is SO beautiful!

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Once the food started coming out, I couldn’t stop drooling. While you all know I love my meat as a Paleo girl, I also absolutely love foods creatively made with only raw fresh ingredients. I LOVE my fresh veggies and fruits and try to get as much of them in my diet as possible!

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Raw mock tuna sushi rolls with a spicy coconut amino dipping sauce. Everything served was raw, gluten free, dairy free and soy free!

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Raw burritos served in red cabbage leaves. The “beans” are made from veggies and seeds and then topped with a nut based cheeze sauces, tomato and cilantro.

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Raw pizza, one of my favorites! You can’t go wrong with pizza! The crust is made from nuts, seeds and veggies and topped with more cheeze, basil, olives, tomato and a mock parmesan cheeze. Delish!

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A beautiful all veggie salad made with zoodles, peppers, tomato, greens and a yummy nut based cheeze sauce!

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Wellness burgers are a favorite of mine at The Green Boheme Cafe Butter lettuce is topped with patties made from veggies and seeds topped with a raw spicy ketchup sauce, yummy fermented pickles, avocado, tomato, red onion and……wait for it……zucchini BACON! Now I love my bacon and so does my husband, but we are complete fans of zucchini bacon!

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A spicy Thai noodle salad made with purple forbidden rice (which is actually a seed and not a grain) onions, peppers and cilantro. Are you drooling yet?

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And a beautiful berry salad with fresh mint! Totally in love with that gorgeous bowl and bird spoon!

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Such a feast! Not pictured was a decadent chocolate tart, lemon cookies and nut based ice cream for dessert! We were all so stuffed and well nourished by the end of this incredible feast!

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My favorite part is that almost 100% of this meal can be found at my local farmers market. I love supporting my local farmers in the region and I absolutely love living in the Farm to Fork capitol of America. If you live in the area, I’d love to meet up at the farmers market or any of the wonderful real food places in the area! If you don’t live here, you should definitely visit Sacramento some time soon!

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