Our Local Bounty

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

A Fourth of July cake from the new “Art of Real Food” cookbook

Fourth of July Cake From the cookbook The Art of Real Food by Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny TheArtofRealFood.com Preheat oven to 350 degrees 1 c. cake flour; 1-1/2 c. sugar; 1/2 tsp. salt; 1-1/2 c. free-range egg whites (about 12 eggs); 1 tsp. cream of tartar; 1 Tbsp. Meyer lemon juice; 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla […]