The Olive Groove: Extra virgin olive oil & more

GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF OLIVE OIL has almost doubled over the past 25 years, largely driven by the health benefits. “From lowering the risk of heart disease to delivering cancer-fighting antioxidants, the health benefits associated with extra virgin olive oil continue to grow,” according to the California Olive Oil Council. Our region is home to olive […]

28th annual Sierra BrewFest is August 26 in Grass Valley

“TASTING OUR WAY THROUGH a medley of IPA, lagers and seasonal brews, the sun on our face, thoughtful food pairings, maybe some live music in the background. It’s as close to summer vacation as we can get as adults.” —GoPassage.com. Welcome to the 2017 beer festival season. America is now home to over 900 beer […]

Center for the Arts Executive Director Julie Baker to step down

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley (“the Center”) today announced that Executive Director Julie Baker has decided to step down on September 15. After 8 years of overall leadership of the non-profit organization, Julie is looking forward to focusing on her passion for the arts without day-to-day management responsibilities. The Center’s Board of Directors […]

The inaugural Nevada County Visual Artist & Gallery Guide

This is from the latest newsletter of the Nevada County Arts Council. Our magazine published the inaugural Nevada County Artist & Gallery Guide last month. It coincides with the summer issue of our magazine, a special report on the state’s new “Cultural Districts.” We rolled out the news that Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee were […]

Henderson, Drew and Hauck inducted into Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame

Karen Henderson and Jim Drew, along with Robin Hauck, have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. Henderson and Drew have been attending the Nevada County Fair since childhood and were both Nevada Union FFA members who exhibited steers, market hogs, and lambs. They went on to become local agriculture teachers and […]

Alice Waters’ book due out September 5: “Coming to My Senses”

Editor’s note: Alice Waters’  long-awaited memoir is going to be released in the same week that she speaks in Grass Valley. The Center for the Arts presents “In Conversation with Alice Waters” on Sept. 8. An article from our magazine is here. The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls […]

Fowler family named “Family of the Year” at Nevada County Fair

Brad and Alana Fowler have been named the 2017 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Fowler Family for their ongoing commitment, participation and volunteer efforts in the livestock program at the Nevada County Fair. Brad and Alana, who were both born and raised in Nevada […]

Our region’s leaders embrace state Cultural District honor: “A coming of age for us”

Our region’s civic, business and elected leaders embraced the statewide Cultural District honors for Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee in a joint statement on Thursday, calling it a “coming of age for us.” It pointed to the Nevada County Arts Council and cities “working as one,” adding that the designation officially makes the County “a […]

Our Cultural Districts

OUR SUMMER ISSUE MARKS THE 10th anniversary of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine. We have grown from a full-color, glossy magazine to one that fully integrates print with digital, including our SierraCulture.com website, a custom edition for smartphones, a comprehensive SEO (search-engine optimization) strategy, and social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. It is […]

InConcert Sierra presents mandolin soloist Avi Avital and guitar duo Assad Brothers on February 24

A trio of superstars in the classical music world — mandolin soloist Avi Avital and the guitar duo Assad Brothers — are going to perform February 24 in Grass Valley, thanks to InConcert Sierra. The celebrated Brazilian-born Assad Brothers with their exceptional artistry and uncanny musicianship, are teaming up with Israeli superstar Avital, the first […]

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