Change in the Grapevine
Capital Region vineyards and wineries are cultivating an environmentally friendly way of life
In the Capital Region, there’s an emerging market among boutique vineyards and wineries focused on low-intervention farming and production methods.
Finding a New Vegan Vision
Food entrepreneurs on the verge of opening brick-and-mortar locations retool their businesses — and find silver linings
Many Sacramento entrepreneurs, when forced to consider what it
means to launch a business during a time of crisis, realized
there could be plant-based opportunities.
Cooking Up a Neighborhood
Food options abound in the up-and-coming Washington District in West Sacramento
West Sacramento’s Washington District has transformed in the past decade, due to efforts by the City of West Sacramento, developers and food entrepreneurs.
Resetting in Historic Folsom
The return of dining is important to the vitality of Sutter Street — but challenges exist
Folsom’s Sutter Street banks on its dining options to draw foot traffic. Now, the community is working to lift restaurants out of record-breaking lows.
Fields of Gold
The Sacramento Valley’s climate is ripe for producing quality olive oil
Olive farmers in California are determined to become known as producers of high-quality olive oil, and much of that olive oil is being produced in the Mediterranean climate of the Sacramento Valley.
More Out the Door
Small breweries that once thrived on beer sales from on-site consumption pivot their business model
While the shelter-in-place measures have helped slow the spread of COVID-19, they have taken a huge economic toll and have been devastating for breweries, especially small breweries that once relied on sales for consumption in their taprooms.
Prepping for Success
Meal prep delivery services thrive in the Capital Region
In the Capital Region, a homegrown meal prep market has been thriving for years. There are more than a dozen meal prep services in the region, ranging from the home-based and dubiously legal to nationally distributed brands.
Spreading Out the Flavor
More restaurateurs are running businesses with a variety of culinary concepts
The Sacramento food scene is often defined more by its restaurateurs than its restaurants. Some culinary titans roll out an array of unique concepts throughout their careers. However, microcelebrity status doesn’t come without challenges.
Repackaging Food Ideas
Davis sets ambitious goals for the future of its food system
In May 2019, the Davis City Council approved the “Food and Economic Development (FED) in Davis” report that urges the city to rethink its relationship with food.
Loving the Lager
The lighter beer is making a comeback in the Capital Region
While the general American drinking public prefers lagers over ales, craft breweries often give these cold-fermented brews the cold shoulder. Yet some area brewers believe the balance is starting to shift.