Cattle Drive in Cowtown, Cool!

What a great idea to promote farm to fork, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports.

An excerpt.

An epithet once used to dismiss the city as sleepy and unsophisticated is about to help kick off Sacramento’s upcoming Farm-to-Fork Week celebration.

Say it loud and proud: Sacramento is definitely a cowtown.

On Monday, roughly 50 longhorn steers are scheduled to run (or perhaps saunter) across the Tower Bridge toward the Capitol, an event designed to show that the once-pejorative nickname has since been appropriated to illustrate the region’s deep agricultural roots and current culinary dedication to local and sustainable eating.

“A lot of people, when you say ‘farm to fork,’ they automatically think of produce, and we want to make sure that the proteins aren’t lost in that conversation because the Farm-to-Fork movement is also about cattle and land,” said Mike Testa, senior vice president of sales and business for the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We thought a great way to illustrate that was to have a cattle drive in downtown Sacramento.”

The cattle drive is just one of dozens events set for “Farm-to-Fork Week,” which runs Saturday through Sept. 29. The weeklong celebration includes a Sept. 28 family-friendly festival at Capitol Mall as well as events at local farms, restaurants wineries and breweries.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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