“Farm-to scoop” edibles abound

You’ve heard about farm-to-table and farm-to-fork dining. Now a “farm-to-scoop” movement is underway—referring to desserts that are made from fresh, natural or organic ingredients. Summer is the best time to make the natural treats because of all the fruits and veggies growing in the foothills. Think rhubarb ice cream or ice pops, for example. The […]

Living Lands’ Farm Tour & Festival on July 15

From Living Lands— Join us on Sunday, July 15, for Living Lands’ Third Annual Farm Tour and Family Fun Festival. Visit three of six local farm sites from 10 am to 1 pm and meet the farmers and interns who are the backbone of Living Lands. Then, bring the whole family to the afternoon festival […]

Nevada City Farmers Market: Local farms for this year

The Nevada City Farmers Market begins on June 16 (Father’s Day weekend) and runs until November 17, 2012 (Weekend Before Thanksgiving). Here’s a list of the farms for this year: Boxcar Farm Based in Nevada City, California, Boxcar Farm sits among rolling hills and family vineyards on lush pastureland enriched by decades of happy grazing […]

BriarPatch’s Fresh Food Teams and Veggies in a Box

FRESH FOOD IS BOOMING IN OUR region. Another organic market just opened, New Earth in Yuba City. Auburn’s Foothill Farmers Market is open year-round. Four Frog Farm in Penn Valley now offers community supported agriculture all year long. As demand for local food rises, more farmers are selling their products directly to the public, according […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Where activism gets inspired

“THE WILD REQUIRES that we learn the terrain, nod to all the plants and animals and birds, ford the streams and cross the ridges, and tell a good story when we get back home.” So writes legendary Beat poet Gary Snyder in his influential collection The Practice of the Wild. The essays are the basis […]