Funding for ‘food hub’ to be announced at ‘Bounty of the County’ Sunday |

Funding for ‘food hub’ to be announced at ‘Bounty of the County’ Sunday

Chefs at local restaurants will present samples of their menus at "Bounty of the County" Oct. 11. Here, chef/owner Gianfranco Maffezzoni of Trattoria Milano shows a plate of food that couldbe sampled at "Bounty of the County" event.
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Sunday’s “Bounty of the County” event will kick off with an announcement from co-sponsor Nevada County Grown that funding has been secured to research the “food hub” development.

A local food hub is planned to actively manage the aggregation, distribution and marketing of local products and continue to strengthen farmers’ abilities to satisfy wholesale and retail demand.

Proceeds from Sunday’s Bounty of the County event, co-sponsored by Sierra Vintners, will go toward development of the new food hub.

The third annual Bounty of the County will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank St., on the patio. Entertainment will be provided by Cool Heat.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Food–only tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at BriarPatch Co-op.

They are also available at the tasting rooms of members of Sierra Vintners. For more information, go to

This year’s farm and ranch products will be provided by: First Rain, Fowler Family Farm, Grass Valley Grains, Super Tuber, Starbright Acres Family Farm, Greg’s Organics, Riverhill Farm, the Johnson Family Farm and others.

Top chefs from local restaurants will prepare and serve small plates using ingredients from our local farmers and ranchers.

Five wineries — Bent Metal, Bear River, Lucchesi, Smith, and Wine Ridge — as well as Ole Republic Brewery will be joining us.

Wet weather will move the event indoors with even more cause to celebrate.

Tickets cover an abundance of tastings and sipping — including those from local restaurants.

Matteo’s Public and Three Forks from Nevada City will offer samples from their menus.

The new Wheyward Girl Creamery will present cheese tastings and wine pairings.

At “Bounty of the County,” local food producers, vintners, brewers and restaurateurs will present their gems at the event run by Nevada County Grown in conjunction with Sierra Vintners.

In Grass Valley, the entrees come from two continents — Trattoria Milano’s is offering a traditional Italian dish and Diego’s one of their South American specialties to taste.

For those not choosing wine and beer tastings, Soleil Juice will be preparing fresh juices. Desserts by Nana’s Bakery and Emily’s Catering will top off the evening.

Patti Bess is a local freelance writer. She can be at

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