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The Hot List: 6 Favorite Farm-to-Fork Restaurants

Nowadays, it seems like every eatery touts having farm-to-fork fare, but some places deliver on their promise in a big way (think onsite gardens and menus that change based on farmers’ market finds). Read on for our favorites—handpicked just for you. In no particular order...

High Hand Cafe

High Hand Café has an unforgettable menu (I’ve been for both breakfast and lunch) and a light, bright dining room that’s actually a glass-enclosed greenhouse. The lemon artichoke dip is always a winner (hello, homemade potato chips!), in addition to the seasonal salads, wood-fired pizzas, and desserts. It’s a prime place to take out-of-town guests or celebrate a special occasion. Be sure to make reservations, though—apparently I’m not the only one who enjoys their food and idyllic setting.”


Farmhaus in Granite Bay is where I go to feed my soul. Their menu promises high-quality produce on your plate and everything is made from scratch—including their pasta. Try the mouthwatering French toast, farm bowl with watermelon radish, or truffled mushroom crostini and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Their Northern California wines, colorful plates, and rustic farmhouse interiors have me hooked.”

The Farm Table

“At The Farm Table in Placerville, I get to enjoy Earth’s bounty on a plate and at their market. They turn local ingredients into memorable meals, including a bevy of gluten-free and vegetarian options. The ciabatta bread, salads, and soups are made from scratch and their Sunday brunch is not to be missed. The house-made sausages, house-cured bacon, and farm-fresh organic eggs are always tempting. Sign up for their gourmet clubs to receive farm-to-your-very-own-table goodies throughout the year.”

The Argonaut Farm to Fork Café

The Argonaut Farm to Fork Café is located on the riverfront in historic Coloma. They partner with Bee Love Farms—one of the oldest pioneer farms in California—which produces organic greens, edible flowers, and fruit that eventually lands on your plate. They also offer a full espresso bar serving Sacramento’s Temple Coffee—a farm-to-cup coffee company that ensures direct trade with farmers. Try their wood-fired pizzas or avocado toast—complete with the aforementioned edible flowers.”

Flower Farm Cafe

“Loomis’ Flower Farm Café has a mouthwatering selection of rustic eats (think salads, flatbreads, omelets, and grilled sandwiches) that change based on what can be picked from the property’s farm. There’s also an orange grove on site, which provides the café with its fresh-squeezed orange juice and blood orange garnishes. To top it off, you can select a homemade pastry from their coffee bar or sip on local craft beers while sitting outside amongst the garden.”

Bacchus House Wine, Bar & Bistro

“I often frequent Folsom’s Bacchus House Wine, Bar & Bistro that’s named after the Roman God of wine, bountiful harvest, and eternal festivity. They celebrate California through fresh, organic produce and proudly list the farms they feature on their menu (Capay Organic, California Olive Ranch, and Niman Ranch, to name a few). Lunch consists of seasonal salads and soups (including organic carrot and ginger) and dinner offers scrumptious entrées like fresh halibut and pan-seared scallops. It’s locavore feasting at its finest.” 


compiled by Style staffers  //  photos by Dante Fontana