On October 20, 2018, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op will host its 45th Anniversary Celebration from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Co-op store, located at 2820 R Street in Midtown Sacramento.
Since 1973, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op has connected farmers with eaters and helped establish Sacramento as the Farm to Fork Capital.
To thank the Sacramento community, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op invites everyone to celebrate this achievement, meet local farmers and taste their wares.
Festivities at the Celebration will include:
·        Free Photo Booth 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
·        Front Street Animal Shelter Pet Adoption 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
·        Farmers, Fresh Fruit and Veggies 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
·        Kids Activities 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
·        Co-op Bingo 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
·        Co-operative Community Partners, including Golden 1 and REI
·        Fizzy Fitness with GT’s Kombucha and Fitsom Studios

The Co-op will also host a Harvest Happy Hour from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at which cider, beer, wine, and snacks will be available. Cost is $15, tickets available at sac.coop and at the door and includes a souvenir glass. At the Harvest Happy Hour, music will be provided by DJ Larry (Flower Vato), a local music star whose music mixes combine vintage R&B, Banghra beat tracks from India, Afrobeat, disco, reggae, funk, and soul. He’ll give a special nod to music from the early 1970s when the Co-op got its start.

In these rather tumultuous and divisive times, it is good to celebrate humanity and the good in people to help those less fortunate. That's why I am interested in the upcoming Festival of Flavors. This event takes place on October 13th in support of Opening Doors.

Our mission is to empower refugees, immigrants, human trafficking survivors, and underserved Sacramento area residents to achieve self-sufficiency by accessing opportunities to mainstream economic and social systems. We do this by providing safe places, skills development, business loans, and connections to community resources, assisting our clients to build financial and personal assets while maintaining their cultural identity and individual goals.
I'm especially interested due to the immigrant and refugee situation. I often think about the Syrian family who took us in for the night when we were traveling through Syria in the 1970s. They fed us and gave us their rooms with such generosity. Now I wonder where they are as Syria has been ripped apart and whole cities and towns have been obliterated. Are they even alive? Together?

This event will feature a diverse group of restaurants and businesses that wish to help in the effort of empowering refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking.

Centro Cocina Mexicana
Brasserie Capitale
Aioli Bodega Espanola
Tapa the World
Rossi Catering
Pita Kitchen

Purchase your tickets today
Free admission for volunteers. Email us if interested.
$45 for food only.
$60 for food, wine, and beer.

Location: Sierra 2 Center in Curtis Hall
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
* Parking available in lot on 4th Avenue
Mediterranean Market
Tanoor Halal Foods
East Market
East West Foods
Madras Kaveri Indian Cuisine