Clean Eating: How the Sierra Foothills’ region shines

FORGET THE OLD ADAGE ABOUT cleaning your plate, which dates back to the Herbert Hoover era of the government’s “clean plate club” cam- paign. Clean eating refers to making what’s on your plate “clean”—or free of processed or refined foods. The emphasis is on eating whole natural foods, including generous portions of fruits and vegetables […]

Homesteading: “Back-to-the-Land” activities are thriving

MODERN HOMESTEADING IS BOOMING, as more people want to become self-sufficient, eat local food and, in many cases, relive happy childhood memories. The new generation of homesteaders is snapping up chicken coops, gardening tools, beehives and pickling and canning supplies. This retail segment has grown into a $200 billion business, economists estimate. “Every year we […]