Local harvest

SN&R Illustration By Mark Stivers

It’s not every day that you have a chance to spend time on a farm and sample restaurant fare and wine all in one place. But that’s the case at Soil Born Farm Urban Agriculture Project’s fifth annual Autumn Equinox fund-raiser, next weekend. There will be live music; area wineries like Bogle, Boeger and Jewel pouring; and food to sample from area restaurateurs and food purveyors: the Waterboy, Quarry Ponds, Regionale Produce, Mulvaney’s Building and Loan. Aside from the tasty treats, there’s the pleasure of wandering through the fields and helping out a great community resource: Soil Born does great work in improving access to fresh foods for underserved communities, promoting small-scale organic agriculture, and just bringing some very fine tomatoes and peppers and more to farmers’ markets. The event is more than a week away—it’s on Saturday, September 22, from 4:30-8:30 p.m.—but tickets ($50 per person, $15 for older kids) typically sell out, so it pays to plan ahead. Tickets are available at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, or visit www.soilborn.org for more information.