A celebration of the Sacramento region’s rich history and bountiful terrain, the restaurant is named after John Sutter’s Hock Farm. Established in 1841, the settlement was the first large-scale agricultural settlement in Northern California. From the beginning, Sutter recognized the farming potential of the Sacramento Valley and pursued many agricultural ventures including grain, cattle, orchards and vineyards, foreshadowing Sacramento’s modern day designation as the ‘Farm-to-Fork Capital’.
The menu constantly changes with the season and availability of local produce, paying homage to the region’s rich history of agriculture. While some favorites will remain for an entire season, others will change weekly along with daily ‘market’ specials. The kitchen sources many items directly from farmers, but also frequents the many local farmers’ markets in Downtown.
The design of the Hock Farm Restaurant is an ode to the Sacramento Valley’s rich history and its founder by establishing a modern interpretation of the rustic styles of the 1850’s. By using local and regional fabricators and artisans, such as 12M Design and Reclamation Art + Furniture, Hock Farm brings a fresh and native aesthetic to the burgeoning Sacramento culinary scene. In the spirit of ingenuity, discovery, curiosity and history, Hock Farm celebrates Sacramento’s past with an eye towards the future.