|Last weekend the employee's from Grange Restuarant & Bar and Citizen Hotel volunteered with Harvest Sacramento to pick citrus fruit that was just going to go to waste. Harvest Sacramento is a group of volunteers that collects unwanted fruits and vegetables from orchards, backyards and front yards of local residents. Lets face it, citrus grows very well here in Sacramento. There are some streets downtown that are literally lined with the color orange from falling fruit that has been smashed to a pulp from cars. A single orange tree can tower over a standard sized home within ten years. That single tree can produce more than 250 pounds of fruit. The average household can't eat that much fruit, and that's where Harvest Sacramento comes in. They pick the unwanted fruit that would have otherwise gone to waste, and they donate it to local food banks.|
|All this week Grange is holding a special fundraiser for Harvest Sacramento using some of the fruit that staff picked last week. If you stop by the bar make sure to ask for their special Harvest Sacramento menu- $4 from every drink on this menu will be donated back to Harvest Sacramento.|
|This evening I went with some of my favorite Sacramento peeps to sample the yummy recipes that Grange had prepared. My personal favorite was the Skippy (pictured above), made with orangecello, fresh orange juice, and pilsner.|
Thank you to the staff at Grange for putting together a fun and unique fundraiser for Harvest Sacramento!