September is California Wine Month! Did you know California is the most visited state in the U.S. for food- and wine-related activities, attracting 24 million people each year, and the producer of more than 400 specialty crops (via Discover California).
We celebrate this month, by reflecting on our home: Yolo County.
It’s said that Yolo County puts the “Farm” in America’s Farm to Fork Capital. The fertile flat lands are covered in wide swaths of almonds and walnuts, tomatoes and sunflowers, rice, corn and olives. The rocky rolling hills are home to grain, livestock and grapevines. This is a diverse agricultural region populated by families who have farmed here for generations.
While the region has a long history of farming, not a lot of us are bound to tradition. Each generation brings new ideas about how to improve the quality, economics and sustainability to pass on to the next generation. On land our parents farmed dryland grain and feed crops we are making wine and olive oil, raising grass-fed beef and organic vegetables.
The region is gaining notoriety for thoughtful and innovative agriculture, and for the one thing that has always been at the core: Yolo County is where food (and wine) comes from.
Cheers to our home – Yolo County, California.