Sactown Magazine - April-May 2013

Shopping with the Chef

On any given Sunday morning, Randall Selland of Ella, The Kitchen and Selland’s Market—can be found loading up his van under Hwy 50 with fresh produce from the Sacramento Central Farmers' Market. We shadowed him recently and got a true chef's-eye view.

City Pickers

As we become more and more distanced from the source of our food, a new crop of urban ranches like Sacramento’s Soil Born Farms are bringing us back to our roots.

A Winters Tale

As the son of one of the most controversial figures in American history, Craig McNamara grew up in the presence of presidents and others who helped shape our world. Now, from his organic walnut farm in Winters, he’s shaping the future of our state by trying to feed the millions of Californians who don’t have enough to eat, and by nurturing the next generation of farmers. Oh, and by helping his son grow hops for really cool Sacramento craft beer.

Brau Wow

Midtown’s new LowBrau presents a modern take on a German beer hall and boasts the best of the wursts.

Almond Joy

With Sacramento’s new emphasis on its farm-to-fork merits, there’s never been a better reason to bring back the Blue Diamond almond factory tours that helped put our local food on the world map. It’s time to polish this diamond in the rough.

A Fork in the River

In Oregon and Idaho, rafting trips combine nature with riverfront farm-to-fork dining. With stunning rivers, great weather and a rich agricultural heritage here at home, why not feed ourselves on the river that feeds our land?