Bounty of the County

A celebration of Solano County farms, food, wine and beer

2022 Spring Bounty of the County

May 14, May 22 & June 18

The 2022 Spring Bounty of the County will highlight Solano County wineries and breweries in May. Then join us for a Bounty of the County event at the Solano County Fair!

Join us for exciting events, check out the videos from previous Bounty of the County celebrations below to learn more about local restaurants, farms and wineries, and support local food year-round!

Coming Up

  • June 18: (3-6 pm) Learn about local food, watch cooking demonstrations, have fun activities for the kids and more at the Solano County Fair!
    • Meet Cultivate Community Food Co-op, Solano County’s up and coming food co-op (and check out the blender bicycle!)
    • Meet members of the Solano Local Food System Alliance, including Cultivate Community Food Co-op, the Solano Department of Agriculture, and Sustainable Solano
    • Try delicious seasonal recipes demonstrated by local chefs with food from Solano farms

Past Events

  • May 14 (noon-2 pm): Wine and food tasting event at Mangels Vineyards in Suisun Valley
    • Winemakers from Tolenas Winery, Mangels Vineyards and Suisun Creek Winery will each pour one of their varietals and give some background on its creation. Each wine will be paired with a small food tasting featuring local, seasonal produce from Suisun Valley farms, along with recipes and brief cooking demos by Sustainable Solano staff. Following the food tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste additional wines, chat further with the winemakers and sign up for wine club memberships if desired.
  • May 22: (1-3 pm) Beer and food tasting and tour at Ruhstaller Farm in Dixon
    • Take a tour through the fields, the cellar and the brewery while learning how Ruhstaller Farm transforms their own organic hops into unique, delicious craft beers. Small food tastings featuring produce from neighboring family farms will be paired with the beers along the way, with recipes and quick cooking demos by Sustainable Solano staff. Guests will have plenty of Q & A time with the brewmasters and also learn about Ruhstaller’s regenerative farming practices that bring the hops from the dirt to the deck and strive to leave the land better than they found it. (Check out the Good Day Sacramento spot below!)

 

 

This year’s Bounty of the County was developed in collaboration with the Solano County Fair Association.

Bounty of the County at the Solano County Fair

3-6 pm June 18

Schedule

  • 3-6 pm – Meet members of the Solano Local Food System Alliance and share your commitment to support local food
  • 3-6 pm – Learn ways to buy local food
    (Cultivate Community Food Co-op, Community Supported Agriculture, Farm Stands)
  • 3-6 pm – Kids Activities
    (plant your own flower or veggie, coloring pages, write your favorite recipe, sensory bins)

Cooking Demos
with
Sustainable Solano

  • 3:30 pm – Lisa Núñez-Hancock – Melon & Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint and Prosciutto
  • 4:00 pm – Veronica Bearce – Vegan Corn Salad with Barley, Tomatoes & Basil Vinaigrette
  • 4:30 pm – Lauren Gucik – Slow-Roasted Tomato ‘Jam’ on Crostini with Goat Cheese
  • 5:00 pm – Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan – Green Bean Caesar Salad with Parmesan & Local Pistachios
  • 5:30 pm – Chantoll Williams – Traditional Jamaican Sorrel (Hibiscus) Drink

Learn more about Solano County’s farms and agricultural regions here, and find more ways to support local food here!

Fall 2021 Bounty of the County

Find the farms and restaurants and watch farm profile and chef cooking demonstration videos from the Fall 2021 Bounty of the County here!

Farm Profiles

Chef Demonstrations

Fall 2020 Bounty of the County

Find the featured farms, restaurants and wineries and watch the presentation videos from the Fall 2020 Bounty of the County here!

Fall 2020 Bounty of the County

6 farms
6 restaurants/ shops
6 wineries

People Watching Presentations

3,250

Interested in being a featured farm, restaurant or winery in future Bounty of the County events?

Contact Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan at stephanie@sustainablesolano.org