Farmers Markets flourishing in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee

OUR AREA OFFERS AN ABUNDANCE OF fresh, local produce from dozens of small farms around Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, Loomis and Newcastle. Truckee is served by some in Plumas County, such as Sierra Valley Farms, as well as ones in the foothills. The fresh, local fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry and eggs are sold […]

Michael Pollan Cooks!

WE ARE LONGTIME FANS OF BESTSELLING food author and activist Michael Pollan. We often feature his quotes in our magazine, such as “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” We also write about his food philosophies: The importance of a shared meal, for example. Pollan is now a journalism professor at UC Berkeley, […]

“New Gold Rush”: How chefs, farmers, winemakers & artists are resettling the Sierra Foothills

A new generation of chefs, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling the region. They are adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. The foothills’ relaxed lifestyle, Mediterranean-like climate and stunning beauty is prompting them to open wineries; restaurants with fresh, local cuisine; and local art galleries. This […]

Placer County Real Food showcases farm-to-table cooking

Food awareness is booming now more than ever. More people want to know where their food is coming from, how it’s grown and how it’s transported. Farmers markets are popping up all over. In the Foothills and Sierra, we have farmers markets in Auburn, Truckee, Tahoe City, Grass Valley and more recently, Nevada City. In […]

Placer cookbook launch shows boom in food awareness

More than 350 people showed up for the launch of Placer County Real Food, a cookbook that highlights the boom in food awareness in our area. More people want to know where their food is coming from, how it’s grown and how it’s transported, and farmers markets are popping up all over the foothills. The […]