Things to do in Grass Valley

“VISIT CALIFORNIA” HAS A celebrity spokesman—actor Rob Lowe, who shares his love for the great outdoors, and the dining, arts and culture scene. As it turns out, Grass Valley has its own informal group of celebrity tourism ambassadors—the famous people who perform at The Center of the Arts and had a great visit. Besides performing, […]

Fresh food teams in the Sierra Foothills

“FROM OUR COUNTY TO YOUR TABLE” is the theme of the California State Fair in July. It is well suited to our region, where chefs specialize in using fresh, local ingredients, including fruits and veggies, meats and poultry, and grains. Examples include Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City; Newcastle Produce; Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli […]

Riverhill and Summer Thyme’s are a fresh food team

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE began in the 1960s in Japan, where families wanting safe food and farmers seeking stable markets for their crops formed partnerships. Since then, community supported agriculture, also known as CSA, has spread to America. CSA farms now total more than 1,300, stretching from the West Coast to the Midwest to New England, […]