Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Buzz from Sacramento Magazine

Article taken from

High Hand Cafe
3790 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA(916) 652-2064

editorial profile:

Offering one of the most stunning dining locations in the greater Sacramento area, High Hand Cafe proudly showcases products sourced from many of Placer County’s small farms. Situated on a historic fruit-packing corridor in Loomis, the cafe is snuggled up against the gorgeous High Hand Nursery in an all-glass atrium filled with potted magnolia trees and vibrant tulips. Sun-flooded and airy, the High Hand Cafe serves wholesome, earnest food devoid of fanciful garnishes or esoteric ingredients. This is simple, belly-pleasing fare, from the fresh albacore tuna melt and spinach salad (with local Asian pears and toasted hazelnuts) to the wood-fired oven pizzas (try the chicken with fresh basil pesto pizza) and the rotisserie pork loin with organic chard and rosemary mashed potatoes. At lunch, sandwiches seem to be the most popular menu items, and range from a fresh roasted turkey with cranberry cream cheese (sold out by noon the day we visited) to a slow-roasted barbecue pork sandwich. Salads are bountiful (don’t miss the white bean salad with grilled prawns) and the housemade soups are also a big seller. If you dine in the evening, you may be lucky enough to get a seat at the outdoor brick oven, where you can sip a glass of wine while watching the chef cook pizzas. High Hand gets packed quickly—Loomis residents have embraced this cafe with fervor, so be sure to make reservations when you can. And do make time before or after your meal to stroll through the High Hand nursery, surely the most fetching and strikingly designed nursery in Placer County. Wind chimes tinkle in the breeze, a tabby nursery cat licks his paws as he curiously observes the visitors, tall trees provide delicious shade on hot days, and there’s even a koi pond with darting, jewel-like fish that will fascinate your kids. High Hand Cafe (and Nursery) are well worth the trip to Loomis from just about anywhere in the Sacramento region. * Note: The cafĂ© also has a to-go area, where you can run in and quickly order many of the menu items to take home. — Kira O'Donnell

Insider tip: High Hand offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. You’ll enjoy the kitchen’s eggs Benedict, High Hand huevos rancheros and blueberry cornmeal pancakes.

Reservations: Recommended for dinner; Lunch reservations are for parties of 8 or more only

Payment methods: Mastercard and Visa only Alcohol: Beer and wine Corkage fee: $10

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Never Cry Wolf Rescue & Adoptions

This amazing non-profit will be with us during our Arts & Craft Faire!

They will be bringing wolves to place in good homes. Come by and take a peek - it will be a complete hands-on educational experience.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Have You Noticed

Have you noticed we’re not spending like we used to? To wit, what we will spend we want well-designed, high quality and original. Thinking about that a lot lately and we have come up with a completely awesome craft faire that, well, we’ve been ogling for months. Our crafters handmade collections sweetly fit the aforementioned and their prices are oh so affordable.

Join us Saturday, March 21st from 10am-5pm and Sunday, March 22nd from 10am-4pm where our historic fruit shed will be transformed into a wonderland known High Hand Arts & Craft Faire.

Browse like crazy, or try on cute and cuddly scarves for your favorite skip-work-snow day. Pick up a completely recycled couture grocery bag that not only makes good sense, it makes you feel happy too. Craving gorgeous, delicious homemade sweets, hold on because we’re having practically magical vendors doling out large amounts of chocolate and caramel. Looking for an easy and thoughtful present for anyone who likes, well, pretty much anything, we’ll have it.
How’s that for an original, thrift conscious weekend?

Please come along with our crafters for a well-designed original weekend of browsing and fun.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Koi's Temporary Relocation

It's thrilling really.

High Hand has relocating half-century old koi from the Auburn Buddhist Monastery. We're updating their pond with modern pumps, filters and equipment. While the update takes place, we will be housing the koi here in a temporary holding set-up behind the High Hand fruit shed.

We will invite you to come and take a peek at them -- since we are now officially their 'foster parents' -- while their pond/home update takes place. Look for the big beautiful sky blue swimming pool behind the Fruit Shed.

They are amazing (and pretty big too).