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 […]

The Stone House: A sign of the “New” Culinary Gold Rush

IN THE NEW GOLD RUSH, CHEFS, RESTAURATEURS, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling our region, adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. Nowhere is this more apparent than at The Stone House in Nevada City, an iconic stone and wood building in the historic downtown that dates […]

Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING food as we know it,” writes Forbes magazine, citing a report that young adults are willing to pay more for fresh, local food and will go to great lengths to find it. Their preferences have helped fuel a boom in organic food, which broke a record last year, totaling $39 billion in […]

Sierra Foothills’ food & wine featured at State Fair

A THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR, from July 11-27 at Cal Expo in Sacramento is “From our Farm to Your Table.” It draws 700,000 people annually, more visitors than most professional sports teams attract in an entire season. Nowhere is the counties’ exhibit theme more appropriate than for our region. We offer an […]

Sierra foothills’ farmers markets getting underway

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 […]

Tahoe Food Hub expanding its farm-to-market program

We get all our food from fresh, local farms when we’re in Tahoe for the summer. We are regulars at the Truckee Farmers Market and Tahoe City Farmers Market, run by Foothills Farmers Market. We also get our food from the Sweet Roots’ Farm CSA delivered in Truckee. And we are members of the “Sierra […]

“Back to the Land” Dinner and Gala at North Star House

Who: Bear Yuba Land Trust and The Center for the Arts What: “Back to the Land” Dinner and Gala, 11th Annual Stars at North Star House benefit concert with Dr. John and the Nite Trippers and special guest Allen Toussaint When: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 Where: North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road […]