Sunday, May 19, 2013

Starting May 23rd Seasonal Foothill Farmers’ Markets to Open from Granite Bay to Lake Tahoe

Photo Credit: Loren Clark, Foothill Farmers Market Association

AUBURN, Calif., May 16, 2013 – Foothill Farmers’ Markets will be bursting with flavor starting May 23rd through the summer and into the fall.  This time of year, the region offers 11 seasonal, certified farmers’ markets including the two year-round farmers’ markets—in Old Town Auburn and at the Fountains in Roseville.

“There is nothing like biting into a berry or enjoying a summer salad with heirloom tomatoes from the farmers’ market,” says Carol Arnold, executive director of the Foothill Farmers’ Market Association and PlacerGROWN.  “The flavors of the fruits, vegetables, eggs and meats at our markets are incredible because they are grown and raised by local farmers and sourced directly at the height of ripeness.”

Foothill Farmers’ Markets are open almost every day of the week during this peak season.  The Foothill Farmers’ Market 2013 schedule is as follows:

  • Auburn: Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot, Auburn-Folsom Road at Lincoln Way, OPEN YEAR ROUND, 8:00 a.m. - Noon 
  • Rocklin: Blue Oaks, RC Willey at Blue Oaks Center, 6636 Lonetree Boulevard, June 1st - Dec. 14th, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Granite Bay: Quarry Ponds Town Center, 5550 Douglas Boulevard, June 2nd - Sept. 29th, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Roseville: Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, Galleria Boulevard & East Roseville Parkway, OPEN YEAR ROUND, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Truckee: Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267, June 11th - Oct. 8th, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Kings Beach: Kings Beach SRA, Highway 28 at Bear Street, June 25th - Aug. 27th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Auburn: DeWitt Center, Bell Road & First Street, June 5th - Oct. 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Foresthill: Main Street, June 5th - Aug. 28th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Folsom: Whole Foods Market at the Palladio, East Bidwell Street & Iron Point Road, May 23rd - Aug. 29th, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Tahoe City: Commons Beach, Commons Beach Road & North Lake Boulevard, May 23rd - June 20th, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and , Aug. 29th - Sept. 26th, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Tahoe City: Tahoe Lake Elementary School, 375 Grove Street, June 27th – Aug. 22nd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Truckee: Donner Pass near the train station, June 13th - Aug. 22nd, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For more information on the Foothill Farmers’ Markets 2013 farmers’ market schedule, visit

For 24 years the Foothill Farmers' Market Association has been hosting farmers' markets in Placer, Nevada, and Sacramento counties.  The Foothill Farmers' Markets are certified purveyors of local farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts, honey, eggs and nursery items.  For more information on the Foothill Farmers' Market Association, visit

Supported by Placer County, PlacerGROWN is the information source dedicated to educating residents about the freshest agricultural products the region has to offer.  Through its website, social media channels and other outreach programs, PlacerGROWN connects community members with the farms, orchards, ranches, wineries, nurseries, farmers’ markets and specialty food stores in one of the most diverse growing areas in Northern California. To discover the bounty of agricultural products produced by farmers who call Placer County home, or for more information about PlacerGROWN, visit
Foothill Farmers Market website
Foothill Farmers Market on Facebook
PlacerGROWN website
PlacerGROWN on Facebook
PlacerGROWN on Twitter
PlacerGROWN on Pinterest

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Piatti Sacramento Kicks off Summer Music Series on May 18th!

Long time supporter of and, Piatti Ristorante, kicks off their Summer Music Series this Saturday evening, May 18th, when they'll feature live music on the outdoor courtyard, 6:30pm-9:30pm.

This Saturday, May 18th, Natalie Klempau & the Knockouts will perform. Enjoy your dinner alfresco, accompanied by local artists.

The summer schedule continues each Saturday evening as follows:
May 25h: The Undulations, June 1st: Valerie V Quartet, June 8th: Peter Petty and his Terpsichorean Three, June 15th: Doug Pauly Trio w. Meleva Steiert, June 22nd: Vivian Lee Quartet and June 29th: Beth Duncan.

You can find Piatti Sacramento on Facebook here and follow them on twitter here. Piatti Ristorante is located on Fair Oaks Boulevard in Sacramento.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Cupcakes for a Cause at The Fresh Market, Saturday, May 18th

Specialty Grocer Hosts Cupcake Decorating Event to Support No Kid Hungry
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Fresh Market stores nationwide will host a cupcake decorating event this Saturday, May 18 from 10:00am-3:00pm. Customers will be able to purchase and decorate a delicious cupcake from The Fresh Market’s in-store bakeries for a donation of $3. The Fresh Market will donate 100 percent of the money raised to No Kid Hungry to support its efforts to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

WHO: The Fresh Market, the Greensboro, North Carolina-based neighborhood specialty grocer and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is working to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Customers are invited to purchase and decorate a delicious cupcake to benefit No Kid Hungry.

WHEN: Saturday, May 18th, 10 a.m-3 p.m. at The Fresh Market, All 131 stores nationwide.

For more information on this event, please visit The Fresh Market on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Fresh Market, Inc.
Founded in 1982, The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) is a specialty grocery retailer focused on providing high-quality products in a unique and inviting atmosphere with a high level of customer service. The company currently operates 131 stores in 25 states, primarily located in the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and West Coast, with plans for continued expansion throughout the country. The Fresh Market is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information, please visit

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters.  This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Enjoy All That Is Spring With the Steiner Road Wineries, April 27th

PLYMOUTH, CA – March 22, 2013 – Everyone is invited to Enjoy All That is Spring with the Wineries of Steiner Road on Sat., April 27, 2013 11am-4 pm.

This FREE Food and Wine event will delight the senses. Guests can stroll through the beautiful grounds of nine wineries, taste a variety of wines, listen to live music, experience all the blooming flowers and enjoy special treats.

Taste some small bites of spring lamb sausage, turkey and vegetable wraps, asparagus bruschetta, apricot pastry wrapped baked brie, wood fired pizza, Italian fare appetizers, tapenade cheese spread and crostini, tri-tip sliders, and artisan cheese and wine parings!!

Steiner Road - in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, off Highway 16 - is home to many award-winning wineries. Just 45 minutes from Sacramento and 2 hours from Reno, Tahoe and the Bay Area, it is an easy day trip to the friendly Amador County Wine Country.

Visitors also can enter to win two tickets to the sold out Barbera Festival June 8th, 2013 by visiting at least 5 of the 9 participating Steiner Road wineries: Shenandoah Vineyards, Amador Foothill, Bella Grace, Deaver Vineyards, Driven, Dillian, Renwood, Charles Spinetta and Dobra Zemlja.

Steiner Road Wineries, off Shenandoah Road (Hwy. E-16), east of Plymouth, CA, in Amador County. Questions: Contact Camille Sobon, (209) 245-4455.

The wineries of Steiner Road also have a new Facebook page. Connect with them by clicking "like" here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Rock’n Restaurants Event at the Crest Theatre on April 9th

The second annual Rock ’n Restaurants Event benefiting the California Restaurant Association Issues Political Action Committee will take place April 9th.

As Rock ’n Restaurants approaches, organizers have secured robust support from several restaurants and industry partners that will be integral in making the event possible. The event is slated to kick off with a VIP reception at 5 p.m. April 9 at the the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, with the concert to begin at 7 p.m. 

Singer-songwriter Allen Stone will perform. Stone is a soulful performer who The New York Times has compared to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers. Since the digital release of his self-titled album, Stone has since signed to ATO Records, which brought the album into wide release in 2012. The album has hit Billboard’s Top 10 Heatseekers and entered the Top 5 on iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts.

USA Today has called Allen Stone a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and he’s performed on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and Live from Daryl's House and was a featured artist on VH1’s You Oughta Know. But the 25-year-old performer from Chewelah, Wash. just sees himself as “a hippie with soul.”

Like many soul singers, Stone got his start in church. He is the son of a preacher, so whipping crowds into a call-and-response frenzy is second nature. Steeped in gospel music and shielded from secular songs, Allen didn’t discover soul music until he was a teenager and started collecting classic albums from the 1960s and ’70s.

“Soul music from that time wasn’t just about bumpin’ and grindin’ at the club – it was a huge part of a cultural movement,” Stone said. “That’s where my inspiration comes from.”

Rock ’n Restaurants will conclude the CRA’s 2013 Lobby Day event, which involves restaurant industry leaders from across the country convening in Sacramento to discuss legislative issues affecting restaurant with lawmakers at the Capitol.

Sacramento restaurant sponsors donating appetizers for the reception include: Grange, Morton’s Steakhouse, Lucca, Pizza Rock, Museo Mayahuel and McCormick & Schmicks. Alcoholic beverages will be provided by Miller-Coors, Pinnacle Vodka (yes!) and Jim Beam.

Farm Fresh to You and UBER Cab are also in-kind sponsors.

Several CRA chapters also are lending support to the event, including Sacramento, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego County and Orange County.

Event tickets cost $50 and will be available to purchase on soon. Proceeds from the event will benefit the CRA Issues Political Action Committee.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact governmentaffairs(nospace) atcalrest(dot)org. You can find the California Restaurant Association on Facebook here. You can register for the event here.