Califonia Bountiful

On location: Siskiyou County

Sept./Oct. 2014 California Bountiful magazine

What makes it distinctive? Find out!

Adjacent to the Oregon border and home to the iconic Mt. Shasta, Siskiyou County boasts state and national parks with dense forests, abundant wildlife and plentiful recreational opportunities. Once occupied by the 49ers of the California Gold Rush, Siskiyou County brims with rich history and fertile farm and ranch land.

Jim Morris, Etna

Cattleman Jim Morris manages the 158-year-old Bryan-Morris Ranch in the heart of Scott Valley. He joined the Bryan family in 1988 with his marriage to Katie, and the pair has been ranching together since 1994. The family raises Angus beef, lamb, hay, wheat and sunflowers, and also is active in youth groups including 4-H and FFA.


Gary Pollard,Greenview

Artist and woodcarver Gary Pollard uses mostly recycled, local wood and pine needles to create one-of-a-kind art pieces, bowls and baskets. His work is featured at the Marble Rim Gallery in Fort Jones, open Tuesday through Saturday.

Café Maddalena, Dunsmuir

An open kitchen overlooks the rustic dining room and small wine bar of Café Maddalena. Offering Mediterranean cuisine, its seasonal menus use local ingredients such as organic, grass-fed beef raised at Scott River Ranch.

Oak Hill Gardens and Pumpkin Patch, Scott Valley

Commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, farmers Bradley and Joy Isbell grow a special variety of pink pumpkin to benefit the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, dedicated to breast cancer research.

Siskiyou County Museum, Yreka

A gold mine of California history can be found in the museum's well-stocked research library. Exhibits and galleries highlight the Gold Rush era, timber production, Native Americans, Chinese immigrants, trappers and pioneers.

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