VIPea Tour @ 3 p.m. | Film Shorts @ 5:30 p.m.
Join Slow Food Sacramento on March 21 as we partner with the Food Literacy Center and the Sacramento Food Film Festival for a special day focusing on urban agriculture. Start the day at 3 p.m. with a VIPea bus tour of three urban farms in Sacramento. Between stops guests will watch short films and hear experts speak on urban farming and the urban agriculture ordinance, while enjoying paired bites from Chris Jarosz of Broderick Roadhouse, Chef Adam Pechal, and Ed Roehr of Magpie. Tickets for the tour are $45/person. Purchase tickets for the VIPea bus tour here.
Open to all later in the day beginning at 5:30 p.m is the chance to picnic in McClatchy Park while watching free food film shorts under the open sky. The selected films demonstrate how urban farming can positively impact a community. In addition to the short films, this free community event will include live reggae music, speakers on the importance of the urban agriculture, a pop-up urban ag stand featuring produce for sale by donation from local urban farmers, hay bales and picnic blankets (DO bring your own picnic), or partake of healthy food from food trucks on hand.
These events are also in conjunction with the Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition, the grassroots food policy group working on city and county ordinances to expand urban farming in Sacramento, which currently has the opportunity to pass an Urban Agriculture Ordinance that will make it legal to sell food grown in local urban farms. Learn more about the Urban Ag Coalition and the Urban Ag Ordinance (petition goes to city council on March 17).