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Taste Butte County brandy, tour local vineyards, and sample farm-fresh food

Agritourism & Locally Grown

Butte County is one of the bread baskets of California — a region known for its exceptional agricultural quality and family-operated farms. Experience this side of the county with a trip dedicated to tasting local food, experiencing local agriculture and exploring the stories behind Butte County farms, wineries and orchards.
Day 1

Enjoy Breakfast at Tin Roof Bakery

Tin Roof Bakery is known for its dedication to using local ingredients and its artisan breads. Stop in for coffee and a taste of the Morning Bun, a croissant tossed and filled with cinnamon and sugar.

Tin Roof Bakery & Cafe values fresh, local ingredients and prepares everything in-house daily as a full-production bakery, cafe, and catering kitchen.

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Discover the Best of Butte County Produce at a Farmers Market

You can't visit Butte County without tasting the fresh produce and locally grown products available. The best way to sample everything is to visit one of the Chico Certified Farmers Market throughout the county. Whether it's at one of the annual markets or a seasonal one, you’ll find goods from renowned local growers, including nuts, olive oil, grass fed beef, eggs, herbs, and fresh baked artisan breads.

Wine & Spirits Taste at Almendra Winery & Distillery

Take the drive from Chico to Durham to see Butte County’s orchards and vineyards. Stop in at Almendra Winery and Distillery to see the beautiful copper still and hand-made woodwork in the tasting room, and to sample local Almendra and Bertagna wines as well as Almendra’s delicious infused brandies.

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Dine at Grana

Grana picks the freshest ingredients to elevate the dining experience and ensure that Butte County produce is at the heart of every meal. The menu changes to reflect what's seasonally available, with the chef and owner working closely with the vendors at the farmers markets, so be prepared for a culinary delight!

At Grana in Downtown Chico, chef and owner Jeff King creates dishes made with the freshest seasonal produce Butte County has to offer for a delicious farm-to-fork dining experience.

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Explore Farms Across the Sierra Oro Farm Trail

Use the Sierra Oro Farm Trail map as a guide for a self-guided tour of local wineries and farms, including Gale Winery, Dog Creek Winery and Nascere Vineyards.

The Sierra Oro Farm Trail showcases farms and wineries accepting visitors year-round and offers a signature Passport tour on Columbus Day  weekend every October.

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Explore Hodges Nursery

If you are an aspiring vintner or grower, stop by Hodges Nursery & Gifts to learn how to grow your own grapes and pick up some good tips from a local horticulturist, Ken Hodges.

Lodge in Chico

Choose from a variety of Chico lodging to round out your evening.

Day 2

Eat Breakfast at Cafe Coda

Grab Breakfast at Cafe Coda, a colorful coffee shop and eatery on the edge of downtown Chico.

A music-themed eatery in Chico serving breakfast and lunch, and featuring occasional live performances.

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Pick up Local Treats at Maisie Jane's

Stop by Maisie Jane’s to sample the flavors of a true homegrown Butte County success story. Maisie Jane, the daughter of an Almond farmer, started experimenting with nut-roasting techniques in her teens, and has grown that passion into an iconic local brand of high-quality snacks, and fruit and nut recipes.

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Tour the Patrick Ranch Museum

Learn about Butte County’s illustrious agricultural history at the Patrick Ranch Museum, an old farmhouse that has been restored into a museum.

The Patrick Ranch Museum is dedicated to enhancing people’s appreciation of Butte County's rich agricultural heritage through its permanent collection, rotating exhibits, and interpretive displays.

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Tour Lundberg Family Farms

Drive by Lundberg Farms in Richvale for a look at a family-run, organic rice operation that innovates in gluten-free rice products and environmental responsibility. Stop in on any weekday between 9am – 5pm to shop at the farm store during your visit.

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Stay the Night in Oroville

Spend the night at a great Oroville lodging location of your choice

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