One of the greatest joys of living and working in Calaveras County are the people who care are passionate and love their gardens. While I’ve been Chef at V I have encountered so many great people and families who stop by and explain and share the knowledge of their local sustainable produce. Recently I came across a picture of a family selling locally grown vegetables at our towns market and I said to myself , “we need that at the restaurant.” After asking around a little I found that it was none other then the Rice Family. A family that has been here for generations and who is loved by all. I was able to get in contact with them and before I knew it they had dropped off some of the most beautiful vegetables I had ever seen so I told the team, “Let’s Cook.”  Thank you to Josh and Kopavi Rice and your wonderful family from our team here at V Restaurant

-Chef Thomas-