On a beautiful March morning, a group of staff from Citizen Hotel and Grange Restaurant gathered in the bar area of the restaurant...not for a meeting, but for a few hours of service with Harvest Sacramento.
The group carpooled to midtown neighborhoods and by 11am had harvested more than 1200 pound of tangelos, grapefruit, lemons and oranges. The large majority was set aside for donation to Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, while a few boxes of citrus found their way to the Grange. Throughout the month of March, Grange served several "gleaned fruit cocktails" and donated the proceeds totaling over $1800 to Soil Born Farms to support the activities of Harvest Sacramento.
A seasonal cocktail, the "Harvest Sacramento", is made from gleaned fruit and offered the Grange throughout the year with proceeds benefiting this project at Soil Born Farms. This creative collaboration had a multitude of positive outcomes and is something we look forward to continuing in the future both with Citizen/Grange and others. A HUGE thank you to all the staff members who joined in the harvest, to the creative bartenders at Grange and to their management for the ongoing support they provide to Harvest Sacramento.
You can support the program too by enjoying a seasonal imbibement at Grange, 926 J Street, Sacramento.