Califonia Bountiful

On location: San Bernardino County

Jan./Feb. 2013 California Bountiful magazine

What makes it distinctive? Find out!

The largest county in the contiguous United States by area, San Bernardino County is known for sparsely populated deserts, mountains, year-round recreational opportunities and the historic U.S. Route 66 that meanders through it all. Agriculture is equally diverse, with farmers providing foods such as milk, beef and eggs, along with a variety of ornamental plants.

Joseph (J.P.) and Jared Filippi, Rancho Cucamonga
The Filippi family tradition continues to flourish with each new vintage as father and son build on a business founded in 1922. Joseph Filippi Winery & Vineyards is the county's only remaining winery to grow its own grapes and process and bottle its own wines. Tasting and tours daily.

Farm Artisan Foods, Redlands
The name of the restaurant conveys chef/founder Roberto Argentina's goal of using only peak-of-season ingredients from local farms. The plate shown is a delicious example: the vegetables that accompany this grass-fed California beef are grown within 5 miles of Redlands.

Oak Glen School House Museum, Yucaipa  
Known for picturesque U-pick apple farms, the Oak Glen area is also home to a historic museum built as a school in 1927. This stone structure replaced an 1880s wooden schoolhouse built on skids so it could be moved from ranch to ranch.
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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Redlands
Many beers at this craft brewery feature ingredients from local farms, including the oranges in its flagship Orange Wheat brew. Hangar 24 was founded by a master brewer who enjoyed sharing stories and home brews with friends at the nearby airport after flying. Tasting and tours available.

Mill Creek Cattle Co., Mentone
Step back in time to the Old West at a spot with a Western façade and water tower on the outside, and artifacts such as saddles, branding irons and guns on the inside. The iconic restaurant serves ranch-style grub and entertainment for all ages.

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