Califonia Bountiful

On location: Sacramento County

Jan./Feb. 2015 California Bountiful magazine

What makes it distinctive? Find out!

The cry of "Gold!" in 1848 drew people to Sacramento County, where waterways include both the American and Sacramento rivers—and the state capital region has proven to be prime agricultural land as well. Today's residents and visitors appreciate the county's many amenities including farm-to-fork venues, recreational opportunities, historic sites and more.

Cliff Wilcox, Elk Grove

Third-generation farmer Cliff Wilcox owns Stone Lake Farms, with a "you click, we pick" service on its website. Customers choose from what's in season for same-day harvesting and pickup at the farm. Wilcox also offers tours and believes in "getting young people excited" about food and farming. 

Sacramento History Museum, Old Sacramento

Enjoy this historic locale and its museum's Agricultural Gallery exhibit with artifacts from the region's dominating industry of the 20th century. Among them, a cannery label collection and the original McCormick Reaper, which revolutionized grain farming.

Soil Born Farms, Rancho Cordova

With two locations, the nonprofit community farm offers resources that educate and inspire all ages. At its farm along the American River Parkway, visitors can take self-guided tours Monday through Saturday.

Grange Restaurant & Bar, Downtown Sacramento

Chef Oliver Ridgeway highlights Sacramento as an agricultural hub, serving dishes that celebrate the area's natural flavors. He promotes local farms, including conservation award-winning Full Belly Farm.

Boarding House Visitors' Center, Locke

The only U.S. town built by Chinese for Chinese (who were then farmworkers), Locke is located in the Sacramento Delta region and looks much as it did when completed in 1920.

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