Archive for Farmers’ Markets
They have patio and indoor open-air seating, a nice selection of savory bites (like Salt & Spice Peanut Caramel Corn, Housemade Chips, Mac & Cheese), late night hours, a can’t-beat Happy Hour, and bottomless Mimosa brunch on Saturdays and Sundays (see you there?!).
Now, I’m not usually tempted by specialty drinks but the ‘Love in a Glass’, ‘Springtini’, ‘Pineapple Vodka Mojito’ and ‘The Happy Hendrick’ made me second-guess my ‘vodka cran with a splash of soda’… and just may lure me back a second time.
P.S. For cool and explosive things to do tonight and tomorrow (in honor of our Independence Day), check out: http://www.DowntownGrid.com
And for some mouth-watering, just-picked nutrition, check out what’s in season at Sacramento’s Farmers’ Markets. For instance, peach varieties include the white Ice Princess, the donut-shaped Galaxy White, and the yellow Summer Sweet. Nectarine varieties include the super sweet yellow Honey Blaze and the yellow Bright Pearl. http://www.california-grown.com/Market-times.html
Sexy, saucy play ‘OR’ to debut and close out 6-year run at the Delta King Theatre – June 17 – July 17. In addition, the Pilothouse Restaurant will be offering a specially priced $29 three-course dinner for theatre patrons. 916-995-5464, http://www.capstage.org
From Farm to You~
Announcing New Farmers’ Markets Locations:
1)Beautiful east end State Capitol Park, 15th & L Streets, every Thursday, 10AM to 1:30PM
2)St. Rose of Lima Park, 7th & K Street, every Friday, 10AM to 1:30PM (street or mall parking, light rail)
Come One, Come All for a Parade, Mass, Auction, Eats, Live Music & Fresh Air! The Freeport/Clarksburg Portuguese Festa will be held Sunday, June 19th at 54113 S. River Rd. 916-373-9942
100 Years of Making a Difference~
Stop to once again celebrate your rights at the Sacramento History Museum with the unveiling of the ‘We Won the Vote’ exhibit on June 16th. 916-808-7059, http://www.historicoldsac.org
Earlicots – The first apricots to arrive, tart
Aprium – Rich in flavor
Poppy Cot – Apricots with a blush
White and Yellow Peaches and Nectarines – Try the yellow Queen Crest and the white Snow Angel
Golden Rainiers Cherris – Have the pinkest glow
Blueberries from the Delta – Antioxidant-rich
Fresh Vegetables – Onions, garlic, broccoli, summer squash, pickling cucumbers, bok choy, swiss chard
Root vegetables – Beets, carrots, and radishes
Insider Tip: Fresh green – yes, green! – garbanzo beans can soon be found at the farmers’ markets in their fuzzy pillowlike pods, and some farmers pull the entire bushy plant from the roots. This means fresh garbanzos are here for a limited time. Not only are they rich in minerals and folate, but just one ounce provides 5 grams of both protein and fiber.
Many vegetables are able to grow year round in California because of its varied climates. However, some crops are phased out in order to make room for new ones. Different types of lettuce and greens are replanted often, so let the growers know which ones you like best.
For recipes, market locations, dates and times, and more visit http://www.ca-grown.com!