Our local bounty: Farm to you

NEVADA AND PLACER COUNTIES ARE home to a growing, healthy and vibrant base of local farms, rivaling the Central Valley, Sonoma and San Luis Obispo. From fruits and vegetables (Riverhill Farm and Machado Orchards, for example) to grass-fed beef (Nevada County Free Range Beef and Sinclair Family Farm) — from olive oil, jams and honey […]

Grass Valley’s Flower Lady

Foothill Flowers celebrates its 50th anniversary on October 21 at 102 West Main St. Founder Marie Johnson and her sons, Mark and Todd, take pride in seasonally decorating the large front windows. This season, a Christmas tree rises two stories from the shop floor to a skylight high above. A bronze plaque on the building […]