Organic grocers: The pulse of the community

“The bulletin board in any organic store is the pulse of the community. You can find yoga, massage, concert listings, bookstores, used van parts (crucial for a touring band), community political information and even lost cats.” — Michael Franti ORGANIC GROCERY STORES ARE BECOMING a hub in more communities, including the ones in our region. […]

What’s brewing: Sierra Nevada’s $2 million gift to UC Davis and ol’ Republic’s Barrel Club

OVER 5,000 U.S. BREWERIES In the 1870s, America had over 4,000 breweries. Before Prohibition, the total had fallen to under 700. Now the U.S. is home to over 5,000 breweries, according to the Brewer’s Association. “In the face of numerous opportunities and challenges in 2016, small and independent craft brewers continue to thrive,” says Bart […]

Local Eats: “Farm to court dining”

THE FRESH, LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT—from farmers markets to farm-to-fork dining to organic grocers—is becoming a year-round passion in our region. Our fertile soil and water resources are a real asset, along with the know-how of previous generations of farmers in our region, going back to the Gold Rush era. Sacramento has rebranded itself as a […]

New Earth Market expands to Chico

Grocery co-ops are booming in our region, from Reno to Grass Valley to Chico. In 2011, New Earth Market opened in Yuba City. The 18,500 square-foot store offers competitively priced organic, sustainable and seasonal products harvested within a 100-mile radius. Now New Earth Market is opening a second store in Chico. The 16,000-square-foot store is […]

Two Nevada County startups to present at Innovate Northstate gathering in Chico

Nevada County startups represent two of the five presenting companies at Innovate North State’s new Golden Triangle Capital Network launch event on May 6, according to the Economic Resource Council. Traitware will make a 10-minute presentation while JobVille will be making a two-minute “elevator pitch.” The Golden Triangle Capital Network serves as a catalyst for […]

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains. Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli […]

Sunset magazine names Tahoe’s Kings Beach and Chico on “best places” list

“Do you love living in the West? Then Sunset needs your help. We’ve spent months researching our big February 2014 feature on the best places to live and work in the West,” the magazine writes. “We’ve come up with 24 great neighborhoods, towns, and cities in 6 different categories. Now we’re asking you to help […]

Taste of Chico is September 8

We invite you to stroll the streets of charming Downtown Chico while enjoying the finest “tastes” our community has to offer. As the largest one-day food, beverage, music and fine art festival in the north valley, Taste of Chico has become a “Chico Tradition” for thousands of community-members and visitors alike. Produced by the Downtown […]