Summer is prime time for farmers markets

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR FARMERS MARKETS, in our region and all across America. The USDA’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, celebrating the role of farmers markets in local economies. The markets create local jobs; return more of their sales to the local economy than grocery stores; and provide consumers with […]

Fresh, local feasts

“COOKING IS AN ART. CAREFUL SHOPPING, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need,” summed up the late British celebrity cook Keith Floyd. “There is one more thing — love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things, you can be an […]

Fresh and local food going mainstream

FOOD LOVERS HAVE ADVOCATED for locally grown produce, locally sourced meats and seafood and environmental sustainability. Now this mantra is becoming more of a concern to the “average diner” both at home and when dining out. “As stresses on the planet mount— including climate change, the severe drought in the West, overfishing, mechanized agriculture and […]

New Tahoe Central Market opens: “farm to you, overnight”

Last month, we were the first to tell you that a new market is opening in Kings Beach on Tahoe’s North Shore where you can find fresh, regional, organic produce and organic dairy products. Tahoe Central Market at 8487 North Lake Blvd. is opening Monday, just in time for locals and visitors to stock up […]