Foraging at the Farmers Market

ALICE WATERS HAS BEEN a champion of the farm-to-table movement for over four decades. Alice and her world-famous Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley have ties to our region, thanks to local chef Alan Tangren, a 22-year Chez Panisse veteran. Alice credits Alan “for foraging our relationships with scores of mostly local growers and suppliers who […]

Food trends: What’s hot for 2017

HYPER-LOCAL SOURCING Chefs are putting extra emphasis on the freshness of their produce. Produce Plus supplies Truckee and Tahoe chefs with fresh, local produce in winter from farms in Yolo County. Nevada City is debuting a winter farmers market the first Saturday of each month. Tahoe Food Hub is building “growing domes” to grow food […]

Winter farm-to-table at Stella and Trokay restaurants, thanks to Produce Plus

Though the ground where Stella restaurant’s garden grows was frozen solid, we recently enjoyed a four-star meal with fresh, seasonal ingredients, thanks to Chef Jacob Burton and his staff. The ingredients ranged from microgreens, to Maitake and Shitake mushrooms, to baby vegetables cultivated for perfection. Across town, Restaurant Trokay chef John Weatherson and his team […]

New Tahoe Central Market opens: “farm to you, overnight”

Last month, we were the first to tell you that a new market is opening in Kings Beach on Tahoe’s North Shore where you can find fresh, regional, organic produce and organic dairy products. Tahoe Central Market at 8487 North Lake Blvd. is opening Monday, just in time for locals and visitors to stock up […]

Produce Plus Market Outlook

Tahoe Central Market, for fresh, regional produce, opening in December

A new market is opening in Kings Beach on Tahoe’s North Shore where you can find fresh, local, organic produce and organic dairy products. In December, Tahoe Central Market & Deli will open its doors at 8487 North Lake Blvd, next to Plumas Bank. Tahoe Central Market will use locally sourced, family owned suppliers and […]

Truckee: What’s new in this rich, historic town

TRUCKEE, HIGH IN THE SIERRA, is a small town that grew up along the first transcontinental railroad route. It was named after a saloonkeeper, at least at first. Truckee boomed as a railroad town and winter sports destination. The Squaw Valley Winter Olympics in 1960 established it as a major resort destination. Now, Truckee is […]