The theme for our 2012 event is celebrating local farmers and local food.
Our first beneficiary, the Oak Park Farmers Market specializes in small, family farmers creating better food access for the Oak Park & surrounding Sacramento communities. In it's third year of operation, the Oak Park Farmers Market is quickly distinguishing itself as the 'go-to' market for our area.
Our second beneficiary, Slow Food Sacramento is our local chapter of the international organization dedicated to preserving the farm to table movement in the midst of a growing fast food society. The Slow Food organization boasts over 80,000 members in over 100 countries (source).
Our cook, Chef Brad Cecchi (Executive Sous Chef, The Grange) is personally dedicated to the farm to table movement. The Grange showcases a local market driven menu. Chef Brad winner of the recent Sacramento Bacon Fest is sure to satisfy all with his stunning recipe of whole pork and local vegetables. The salumi, sausages, pate and bacon jam for the VIP packages will be sourced from the same Jubilee Farm Berkshire hogs that will be used at the Pig Roast.
From all of us to all of you, thank you for supporting local farmers & local food!
Check back in a few days as we provide more updates about some of the people that will be on hand to discuss these important topics with you at the Pig Roast. We hope to see you there!