Fresh fruit all year, thanks to winter Mandarins

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS HAS AN ABUNDANCE of fresh, local fruit, thanks to our region’s largely temperate climate. Farm-to-fork restaurants (from Stella in Truckee to Ike’s in Nevada City) regularly feature local in-season fruits on their menus. The list includes heirloom melons, stone fruit and tomatoes (remember, it’s a fruit, not a veggie). Pluots, the plum-apricot […]

Sinclair Family Farm for pasture-raised lamb

WITH ALL THE BUZZ ABOUT FACTORY farming, more people are looking for meat from animals raised in pastures on small farms. The foothills provide many choices: Nevada County Free Range Beef, Coffee Pot Ranch for pork and Chapel Farm for buffalo. Sinclair Family Farm in Penryn is the place to go for naturally raised lamb. […]