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 […]

Mountain Bounty Farm now growing its own winter veggies for CSA

By Mountain Bounty Farm New and exciting starting this fall, we are changing up our winter veggie share option. Instead of the boxes coming from Riverdog Farm, we will now be packing the boxes ourselves. Although our mountain location is inherently limited when it comes to winter growing, over the years we have been slowly […]

BriarPatch Co-op backs local groups with donations

Four local groups recently received $500 each from BriarPatch Co-op Market’s Cooperative Community Fund: Nevada County Grown, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, Bitney College Prep High School, and Hospitality House. Nevada County Grown requested funds to help host their “Bounty of the County” educational event, which raises community awareness of local agriculture. Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release […]

Farm-to-table lunches at Nevada Union High School

We ran into our friend Malaika Bishop, co-director of Sierra Harvest, at Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Co. in Nevada City on Sunday. We attend some of their “potlucks” during the growing season Their goal is to educate, inspire, and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food. We talked about “back to school,” […]

2014 Nevada County Grown Farm Guide is now circulating

Nevada County Grown is pleased to bring you the Farm Guide each year. The Farm Guide is the “go-to” publication for finding local agricultural products. It is available in several formats: The printed Farm Guide is distributed widely, in stores, chambers of commerce, etc., and it is included in an issue of The Union newspaper […]

Exclusive: A farm-to-fork theme mulled for California State Fair in 2014

A fresh, local food theme, such as “From Our Land to Your Table,” is being considered for the California State Fair on July 11-27, 2014, we’ve learned. No final decision has been made, but it reflects the boom in the fresh, local food movement that is spreading throughout Northern California. We’d certainly applaud that theme. […]

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair is September 19-22 in Grass Valley

Join the beautiful Draft Horses for the 27th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening September 19 – 22, 2013 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by the beautiful Draft Horses, this event is the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States. The Classic spotlights a variety […]