Bounty of the CountyA celebration of Solano County food
2021 Fall Bounty of the County
Sept. 27 — Nov. 7, 2021
Bounty of the County, a celebration of Solano County agriculture and chefs, featured a different restaurant each week. Each restaurant highlighted in-season ingredients grown on local farms in a special item, and many gave free samples with meal purchase to restaurant customers. Sustainable Solano highlighted the event with weekly videos, including cooking demonstrations by the chefs and farm profiles.
Even if you missed the event, you can still check out the videos below, learn more about these restaurants and farms, and support local food year-round!
- Week 1: Michael Warring (Vallejo) + Umbel Roots Farm
- Week 2: The Barn & Pantry (Dixon) + Eatwell Farm
- Week 3: Two60 Kitchen & Bar (Fairfield) + multiple farms!
- Week 4: Rasta Mama’s Kitchen (Vacaville) + Lockewood Acres
- Week 5: One House Bakery (Benicia) + Be Love Farm
- Week 6: BackDoor Bistro (Vacaville) + Terra Firma Farm
*A special celebration of wine is planned in 2022
This year’s Bounty of the County was developed in collaboration with the Solano County Fair Association.
Participating Local Farms & Restaurants
Vacaville’s BackDoor Bistro Wine Bar offers a seasonal menu with locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients to create holistic, balanced and proportioned plates. Chef Lindsey Chelini, a Vacaville native, started the restaurant in 2012. Learn more here.
Michael Warring dishes up recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients. Dinner is served Thursday through Sunday with reservations available at 6 pm. Learn more here.
One House Bakery
Family-owned and operated, One House Bakery focuses on ingredient transparency, with no artificial food coloring, stabilizers or preservatives. Co-owner and head baker Hannalee Pervan earned her pastry diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada, and honed her skills for Bouchon Bakery and The French Laundry. Learn more here.
Rasta Mama’s Kitchen
Chef Chantoll Williams started Rasta Mama’s Kitchen to share her love of Jamaican recipes learned in her mother’s kitchen. She offers a variety of traditional and vegan dishes, marrying delicious spices with food that is healthy for body and soul. Learn more here.
The Barn & Pantry
The Barn & Pantry opened in 2018 in downtown Dixon with a mission to build a community culture of health by connecting people to local farms, food and the arts. Executive Chef Hank Guerrero is passionate about elevated comfort food made with real, organic, local ingredients. Learn more here.
Two60 Kitchen + Bar
Cordelia’s Two60 Kitchen + Bar features Nouveau California Cuisine heavily influenced by the styles of France, Italy and the Pacific Rim. Executive Chef Joey M. Jaraba Jr., drawing on his background, classical training and award-winning culinary career, blends modern American cuisine with global influences to create a menu deeply rooted in farm-to-table principles. Learn more here.
Be Love Farm
Be Love Farm is a family-owned regenerative farm in Vacaville started by Matthew and Terces Engelhart more than a decade ago. They are developing a model of a diverse food production system, believing variety to be more resilient to world and climate unrest. The farm produces dozens of different foods from asparagus to zinfandel. Be Love Farm is a place for friends to gather and experience the earth’s bounty immersed in beauty and community. Learn more here.
Eatwell Farm sits on 105 acres in Dixon and delivers its organic produce to customers through its CSA program and farmers markets. The farm grows hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables to ensure a diverse offering to its customers. Owner Lorraine Walker took over the farm from her late husband, Nigel, who started Eatwell in 1997. Learn more here.
Ben and Denise Lyons started their self-sustainable, organic, family farm in 2010 off a 1948 drawing called “Security Acres.” The farm is accessible to the community through the Vacaville Farmers Market and through its Community Supported Agriculture program (prepaid box of the week with pickup at the farm) and at several local restaurants. Lockewood Acres grows heritage fruits, vegetables and animals to add a continuous option of diverse choices throughout the growing season. Learn more here.
Terra Firma Farm
Terra Firma is a 200-acre organic farm that grows a variety of fruits, vegetables and nuts. The farm has been in operation since the late 1980s, focusing on its Community Supported Agriculture program, which provides weekly boxes of fresh produce to 1,200 families around Winters, Vacaville, Benicia, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento Area. Terra Firma Farm seeks to provide nutritious produce to local communities while providing year-round employment for its farmworker crew. Learn more here.
Farmers William and Tom have known each other for the past 10 years in their passionate pursuit of discovery in careers across the wine and food industry. Realizing the soul and deep connections to the land organic farming shares, both have pivoted in their careers to work the land, build a farm, and feed their community with Umbel Roots Farm. Umbel Roots is a 20-acre parcel in the heart of Suisun Valley dedicated to organic, no-till farming practice. Learn more here.
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