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Annual Farm-To-Fork Festival In Sacramento

Marking eight years as a founding member and premier partner of Farm-to-Fork, Save Mart is once again set to participate in the annual Farm-to-Fork festival, a music and food festival returning to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18. The Save Mart booth will provide food samples as well as conducting a live cooking demonstration at the Visit Sacramento Demo Stage.

The Save Mart booth, located in the heart of the festival at 5th and Capitol Mall will offer visitors free samples of a specially crafted Farm to Fork menu including a flamed grilled BBQ Trip Tip Sandwich on a ciabatta roll topped with Fiscalini Craft Beer Cheddar Cheese, Loubier Gourmet BBQ Sauce, and creamy coleslaw. Other dishes include Spicy Corn Salsa from Taylor Farms with made-in-store tortilla chips and a Pear Medley with California grown red pears, Diamond Foods chopped walnuts and Chico Honey Co. California Wildflower Honey.

Saturday afternoon, The Save Mart Companies Executive Chef, Kevin Cabrera and Lead Grill Boss Reilly Holmes, from the Davis Save Mart store, will offer tips and tricks on how to grill the perfect Tri Tip and create a Farm to Fork meal at home in just 30 minutes. The live cooking demonstration will take place on the Visit Sacramento Demo Stage at 1:15 p.m. In addition, to honor its longstanding commitment to the Sacramento community, Save Mart is presenting a $1,000 donation to the Food Literacy Center of Sacramento, a non-profit that offers community food education, during the demonstration.

“The company’s reputation for quality and offering ‘fresh and local’ is embedded into Farm to Fork and we are excited to celebrate all of the local farmers and producers who make our vision a reality,” said Hal Levitt, senior vice president of retail operations and supply chain, The Save Mart Companies. “Save Mart is committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products and offering fresh, competitively priced products every day in the communities we serve throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. Additionally, it’s an honor to partner with Sacramento’s Food Literacy Center to help our next generation learn about food nutrition.”

Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival was created as a celebration of the region’s food and agriculture history, and a chance to introduce visitors to the chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers who bring food and drinks to our table every day.

With deep roots in the Central Valley, Save Mart works with local ranchers, farmers and producers who help ensure stores are stocked with fresh, competitively priced products every day. Today, Save Mart operates 81 stores across California and Northern Nevada and remains the largest family-owned grocer in California and is part of The Save Mart Companies. Committed to sourcing a wide variety of local products to the communities it serves, the company operates 203 traditional and price impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky California, FoodMaxx. In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock. For more information on Save Mart stores, visit: