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Bledsoe Pork is the star at Pig Day

Upper Crust Bakery offers pig pops -- sweet French bread on a stick in the shape of a pig's head -- for Pig Day. Courtesy photo

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Yummy pork, pig-themed activities for kids and, of course, a petting zoo featuring piglets are highlights of Saturday’s 20th annual Pig Day celebration at the Davis Farmers Market.

Visitors to the market between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park will find pork ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, pork on pizzas and pork stir-fry — all of  it sourced from Bledsoe Pork. John Bledsoe has enjoyed rock-star status at the market since he first started selling pork there seven years ago.

Is pizza more your thing? Local restaurateurs Kevin and Shar Katz of Caffé Italia have partnered with Artisan Baking on Wheels to cook up “pizzas with a purpose,” benefiting the Davis Farm to School Connection. Shar Katz says the pizza toppings are provided by local farmers and producers and will change seasonally.

“For Pig Day, we’ll be doing pizzas with local endive, blue cheese, pears and reduced balsamic vinegar; a potato pesto pizza, and a bianco potato pizza with the Caffé’s crowd-pleasing white sauce,” she said. And a pizza featuring Bledsoe pork will be available for meat lovers.

Pork stir-fry, using Bledsoe pork and market vegetables, will be prepared at Sutter Davis Hospital’s live cooking station. Samples and recipes will be available from Josue Montalban, operations manager of the hospital’s nutrition and food services department. Montalban grew up in Puerto Rico where his father was a pig farmer, and he loves cooking pork.

“Farm-fresh food is such an important part of our happiness and good health,” he said. “We’re looking forward to sampling John Bledsoe’s delicious, all-natural pork for Pig Day.”

Jaymes Liuu, owner of Fat Face, will offer breakfast sandwiches of fried eggs with either pulled pork or bacon on foccacia. Rhonda and Tony Gruska, owners of the new Monticello restaurant in Davis, will offer their pulled pork sandwiches. Visitors also can purchase pigs-in-a-blanket at The Hotdogger, owned by Ivan and Cheryl Franks. Trudy and Mo Kalisky’s Upper Crust Bakery will offer pig pops — sweet French bread on a stick in the shape of a pig’s head — and Gold Rush Kettle Korn will offer piggie popcorn.

The Food Bank of Yolo County hosts a farm breakfast of pancakes, bacon and juice with proceeds benefiting the local community.

At Pig Day, visitors also will find baby pigs, people in pig costumes and pig crafts for kids. Check out the petting zoo of piglets and craft booths where children can make pig tails, pig noses as well as piggie masks; booths are sponsored by the Davis Parent Nursery School, Davis Community Church Nursery School and UC Davis Rotaract Club. Davis ceramicist Heidi Bekebrede hosts craft tables where kids can make their own piggie banks. Pony Ranch Parties provides the pony rides.

Check out the Big Pig Jig (a dance performance and flash-mob) at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the oak tree deck, featuring the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre. Have your photo taken with The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf and don’t miss market manager Randii MacNear in her annual appearance as Ms. Piggy. The Peter Franklin Band will keep toes tapping with their Americana music.

For more information, visit http://www.davisfarmersmarket.org or call (530) 756-1695.

What: Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market, featuring a piglet petting zoo, piggie crafts for kids, pony rides, pig-themed food, a farm breakfast hosted by the Food Bank of Yolo County, the Big Pig Jig at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; and Americana music by The Peter Franklin Band

Check it out

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets

Admission: Free

Info: http://www.davisfarmersmarket.org or (530) 756-1695

Enterprise staff

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