We’re extremely proud to have been selected, for the second year in a row, to provide the bread for Visit Sacramento’s Tower Bridge Dinner, an important fundraiser for the annual Farm-to-Fork Festival.
This year's dinner features culinary pioneer and celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower, who will lead a team of regional chefs and farmers to create the gala dinner. Recognized by Martha Stewart as “a father of American cuisine,” Chef Tower is renowned for leading the kitchen at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where the insistence on fresh and local ingredients quickly gained notoriety. Tower is also known for Stars, the San Francisco restaurant that he owned for 14 years, and other renowned restaurant projects across the globe.
For 2018, our bread will honor the bounty of California’s farms, farmers, and agricultural producers via a collaboration with Capay Mills and the California Grain Campaign.
About the California Grain Campaign
The goal of the California Grain Campaign (http://californiagrains.com) is to help take grains out of the world-wide commodity system and place them into a regional, sustainable, food system. In the process, the Campaign hopes to increase transparency, diversity, and knowledge of the crops that grain-growers are planting, harvesting and marketing in California.
About Capay Mills
The mission of Capay Mills (http://capaymills.com) is to bring back the forgotten qualities and nutritional advantages of freshly milled flour, stone-ground from locally grown heirloom grain. By offering an alternative to industrial-scale cultivation and processing, miller David Kaisel is restoring genetic diversity to our grain supply and supporting family-scale farmers—while offering dedicated bakers the chance to experience the unique tastes and personalities of this ancient crop.
About The Upper Crust Baking Co.
Now in its 32nd year, The Upper Crust Baking Co. (http://ucbaking.com) is a second-generation family business that remains one of the region’s premier artisan bakeries as well as one of its oldest. With a presence at nearly 50 regional farmers markets, the bakery has established unique links to many communities, farms, and agricultural producers in Northern California. The bakery produces a wide variety of unique and award-winning breads and pastries, sources local ingredients, and supports the California Grain Campaign's 20x'20 initiative.