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Rachel Valley / Sacramento Burger Battle

Food and Sustainability

Sacramento’s Best Burger? Pangaea Bier Cafe Sweeps Annual Burger Battle Contest

September 14, 2018 | Nick Miller

Sacramento’s top restaurants — think The Waterboy, Magpie, Canon and Empress Tavern — competed last night in the seventh annual competition. Pangaea took home the top prizes.

Julia Mitric / CapRadio

Food and Sustainability

Residents Of North Sacramento Food Desert Welcome Discount Grocery Store

September 13, 2018 | Julia Mitric

North Sacramento has big pockets of food deserts where residents have to leave the neighborhood to find a full-service grocery store. Now, some are hopeful a discount grocery store will begin to change the landscape.

Randol White / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Would You Drink Beer Made With Recycled Water?

September 10, 2018

California craft brewers are looking for innovative ways to be more sustainable. One challenge is how to use less water in a state plagued by drought. But are consumers ready for reclaimed water?

Randol White / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

On Top Of Their Game: Craft Brewers Convene In Sacramento

September 7, 2018

The California Craft Beer Summit and Beer Festival is in Sacramento through Sept. 8. Chef Casey Shideler and Dr. Charlie Bamforth discuss current trends in craft brewing and food pairing.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Seeing Covered Fruits And Vegetables At Sacramento Farmers Markets? Here's Why.

September 5, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Under a quarantine, vendors need to cover produce they bring to market — if it's a fruit or vegetable favored by a specific breed of fruit fly. Here’s what to know about the pest plaguing the area and how it’s affecting growers.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Fruit Fly Infestation In Sacramento Will Disrupt Region’s Farmers

August 30, 2018 | Julia Mitric

It will put local growers in limbo while state agencies eradicate the pest.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

California Could Make It Legal To Sell Home-Cooked Meals

August 22, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

Home cooks rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Wednesday in support of a bill that would make California the first state to permit and regulate the small-scale sale of meals from home kitchens. Opponents say it could be a recipe for disaster.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Sacramento Is A Tomato Town — And Some Say This Might Be The Perfect Local Tomato

August 14, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

Farmer Ray Yeung grows heirloom tomatoes that are iconic in Sacramento’s restaurants. Our reporter takes a trip to his farm and learns how ‘Uncle Ray’ became tomato famous.

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