Delta day

Illustration By Mark Stivers

This notice is a bit early, but for a day as big as Slow Food’s Slow Down on the Delta on May 31, you’ll need to plan ahead. A cooperation among four area Slow Foods—Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and Solano—the event has as its centerpiece a dinner at Vino Farms in Clarksburg, prepared from local ingredients by chefs from the four regions, among them Patrick Mulvaney and Molly Hawks. For those who want to make a day of it, optional outings earlier in the day are also available: tours of endive farm California Vegetable Specialties in Rio Vista, tasting at Carvalho Family Wineries, a look at the North Delta Conservancy Duck Hatchery, a walk through a hidden organic pear orchard and more. Tickets for both tours and the dinner (the latter, a fund-raiser, is $75 for Slow Food members and $85 for the general public) are available from Brown Paper Tickets, linked on Slow Food Sacramento’s site,