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Picnic on the Bridge celebrates ASI Farmers Markets

09-19-2013

Picnic on the Bridge


President Alexander Gonzalez, left, with Mulvaney’s co-owner Bobbin Mulvaney and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson. (Sacramento State/Rob Neep)

President Alexander Gonzalez, left, with Mulvaney’s co-owner Bobbin Mulvaney and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson.  (Sacramento State/Rob Neep)


Picnic on the Bridge photo album

In the Media: "At CSUS, picnickers are kept in suspense," The Sacramento Bee

In the Media: " 'Farm-to-Fork' picnic held on Sacramento bridge," KCRA

More than 150 Sacramento State students, faculty, staff and guests had lunch Sept. 19 while suspended high over the American River. They all gathered on the Guy West Bridge at noon as part of a thank-you from the University to students who played an integral part in bringing a farmers market to campus.

The market was a fixture at the campus’s Serna Plaza during the summer and has returned for the fall semester.

The event also helped promote the farm-to-fork movement and the University’s support of that effort. It served as a prelude to Farm-to-Fork Week, which runs Sept. 21-29. 

The lunch on the bridge included remarks by University President Alexander Gonzalez; Assemblyman Roger Dickinson; Bobbin Mulvaney, co-owner of Mulvaney’s B&L Restaurant and farm-to-fork advocate; and ASI President Nielsen Gabriel.

This was the first time the city had permitted such an event in the bridge’s history.