Eighty percent of the caviar supplied to the US market comes from the Sacramento County town of Elverta. That makes the cutting-edge aquaculture at Sterling Caviar local. The caviar farm processes about 10 tons of caviar a year. Sterling Caviar's general manager Peter Struffenegger says farmed caviar has become the norm.
STRUFFENEGGER: "In the year 2000, our best guess was that about 5 percent of all caviar worldwide came from farms, and it's been 100 percent farmed from last year on."