Country Delights

Many areas tout their agriculture to the point of even promoting agritourism–as is done by Sonoma County, California. Think wine … but also think cheese, heirloom tomatoes, honey, herbs and other tasty delights. After all, this is the area where horticulturist Luther Burbank made his home and introduced more than 800 new varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and hundreds of ornamental plants. Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, offers tours where you can follow Burbank’s career with your own self-guided tour. Sonoma County Farm Trails provides an essential guide to area farms open to the public. Contact 800-380-5392;