New farm-to-fork charcuterie opens in Placerville

Photo courtesy of The Farm Table
The Farm Table's brie sandwich with house-cured ham and sliced apples from Apple Hill

Sacramento locavores and carnivores now have a new place to meat up, with the opening of The Farm Table charcuterie in Placerville.

Owned by Kara and Zach Taylor, the cafe and market opened in September and offers a rotating menu of charcuterie and cheese platters, fresh salads (such as the apple and bacon salad made with local greens and fruit), sandwiches with house-cured and smoked meats like duck pastrami, ham, bacon and linguica, and entrées like cassoulet with duck confit or red wine braised beef. Currently open for lunch, starting next week, The Farm Table will expand to dinner service on Thursdays through Sundays.

The casual, quick-service eatery—which is still in the soft-launch phase (the Taylors plan to host a grand opening celebration in mid-November)—is already seeing repeat customers, says Kara, who began making house-made charcuterie meats and sausages in 2010 with her husband, Zach, and selling them at Apple Hill’s Smokey Ridge Ranch, which is owned by Zach’s family. “We thought there was a lacking of savory foods at Apple Hill,” Kara says. “We started with apple sausages, and it just grew from there.”

The Farm Table sources apples and other ingredients from Smokey Ridge, like the grapes in its house wines, and the apples in its apple sausages, apple and bacon salad, and brie sandwich with sliced apples and house-cured ham. Diners can also choose from a selection of imported wines, such as Syrah from France’s E. Guigal and Gavi from Italy’s Castellari Bergaglio, and microbrews on tap like Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Oatmeal Stout and Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA.

The Farm Table. 311 Main St. Placerville. 530-295-8140.