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July 7th, 2023

Artisanal Food Tours, Farms & Festivals

Residents of Cyrene at Meadowlands rejoice! The Sacramento region is home to over 1.5 million acres of farms and ranches that grow more than 160 crops for markets here and abroad. In addition, the area hosts more than 40 regional farmers’ markets, including the Sacramento Farmers’ Market, the largest Certified Farmers’ Market in the state. Local restaurants take advantage of this abundance to create a farm-to-fork freshness that’s unparalleled, fueled by local culinary talent. You’ll also find a cornucopia of curated food and drink tours, artisanal farm visits, and festivals, including our very own Taste of Lincoln Showcase coming up in September. So get out and taste your town – there’s a table waiting for you.

 Historic Old Sacramento Walking Food Tour near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Historic Old Sacramento Walking Food Tour

This tour takes place in the Old Sacramento Waterfront district on the Sacramento River, featuring Gold Rush-era buildings, cobble stone streets, and horse drawn carriages. You’ll learn about the colorful history of this fascinating district – and the best part is, you get to eat all along the way, with stops at some of the best spots to tantalize your taste buds. The state Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum are also located in this area, as well as numerous souvenir shops, antique stores, boutiques, and old time candy shops. There is ample parking in nearby parking garages.

 Midtown Sacramento Walking Food & Art Tour near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Midtown Sacramento Walking Food & Art Tour

Midtown Sacramento is the heart of Sacramento’s eclectic food scene, with tree lined streets, street art, and boutiques. On this 2.5 to 3 hour culinary tour, you may taste Thai or Korean food, Spanish Tapas, trendy ‘hot chicken’, Mediterranean delights, low country Southern dishes, world class sweets, and enjoy three to four small plates selected just for you. Along the way, you will see some of Sacramento’s best street art. The tour happily accommodates dietary needs such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and allergies. Please notify via email in advance of your tour.

Capay Valley Farm Tour near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Capay Valley Farm Tour 

Enjoy an afternoon discovering and tasting the beautiful Capay Valley. The tour includes wine tasting at a Capay Valley Winery; a wood-fired pizza; a lavender farm visit with lavender infused treats; olive oil, vinegar and honey tasting; and a glass of wine with charcuterie. The Capay Valley is an undiscovered gem in Yolo County, just an hour west of Sacramento. The valley is home to some of the richest soil on the planet, and world class farms that produce everything from fruit and nuts to award winning olive oil and wine.

 Downtown Sacramento Mural and Art Walk near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Downtown Sacramento Mural and Art Walk

Discover Sacramento’s world class murals and art on this family-friendly guided walking tour in Downtown Sacramento. You will learn about famous murals, street art, and sculptures created by artists from all over the world, and you’ll enjoy a special sweet treat at the end of this fun excursion. Sacramento is committed to celebrating public art and bringing it into people’s everyday lives. Public art has the power to spark conversation, engage the community, support artists, and beautify a city. There is no better way to take in these works of art than on foot, so you can get up close, linger, and create special memories with your photos.

A Taste of the Delta Food Tour near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

A Taste of the Delta Tour

Spend a half day discovering the hidden gems of the historic Delta, known as the ‘heart’ of California. The Taste of the Delta Tour will introduce you to some local spots that represent the history of pear farming, wine making, and the bounty of this region. The Delta is a network of intricate waterways, canals and sloughs, charming small towns steeped in lore, 50 plus islands, national historic landmarks, nature preserves, and agricultural abundance tucked away just a stone’s throw from Sacramento. The famous ‘Delta breeze’ cools the land in the evening, on even the hottest days, and its rich soil makes it the perfect home to farms and wineries. 

Sunflowers, Bees & Brunch Tour near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Sunflowers, Bees & Brunch Tour

Experience the California sunflower bloom up close and enjoy an afternoon learning about sunflowers, pollination, beekeeping, and agriculture. Experience a honey tasting, wine and cheese, and a sit down brunch with your choice of mimosas, wine, beer or a Bloody Mary. The tour includes a visit a private sunflower farm with amazing photo opportunities, and a tour of California Agricultural Museum to enjoy a honey tasting. While at the museum, you will get a guided tour and see their educational sunflower exhibit. Each guest will receive a special sunflower gift. For more information please call (916) 905-0031.

Farm-to-Fork Festival near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Farm-to-Fork Festival

Sept 7-23 Raise a Fork (or a Glass) to the Sacramento Region! Visit Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival events were created as a celebration of the region’s incredible food and agriculture, and a chance to introduce people to the chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers who are bringing delicious food and drinks to our table every day. Since 2013, the Farm-to-Fork events have become some of the country’s most anticipated food and music festivals and culinary experiences, drawing thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world.

Taste of Lincoln Showcase La Provence near Cyrene at Meadowlands in Lincoln, California

Taste of Lincoln Showcase 540 F Street, Lincoln, CA, 95648

Sept 23 Get ready for a night of food, live music, dancing, and good times under the stars. Presented by the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Lincoln Showcase returns to Beermann Plaza for its 21st annual local celebration. For many local area residents, Taste of Lincoln Showcase is the highlight event of the year and a wonderful kickoff to the Autumn season. Taste your way around Downtown Lincoln while enjoying a selection of delicious bites, cold brews, and local wines. Dozens of local vendors will be serving up what is sure to be an epic event!

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