Welcome to the Placer and Nevada Counties' resource for eating local. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to get started eating locally produced food.
Why eat local? There are numerous reasons to eat locally produced food. Key among them is the variety, freshness and overall flavor you just can't find at the supermarket. Eating locally allows you to connect to your local agricultural community by building relationships with local farmers and ranchers, while learning about the seasonality of foods.
Not sure how to begin? To assist your explorations of our local food supply, check out our Local Farmers page, and Seasonal Buying Guide. Included are links to local resources, nutritional information, and pages devoted to the over 100 products you can find locally.
Our site is still under construction, so please check back often for more crop information, tasting events and recipes!
Added April 9, 2014
Why does lettuce cost $2.50? How do grocery stores set their prices? How much of that money goes to the farmer? To answer these questions, I turned to two experts in their respective fields: Cia Harden, lead produce buyer for BriarPatch Co-op in...
Added March 12, 2014
Check out our first video cooking demonstration and learn how to make Massaged Kale Salad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-OpBPQ36GQ
Added February 25, 2014
You can't pick up a paper, listen to the radio or turn on the television news in recent weeks without hearing about California's historic drought. This year is shaping up to be the driest in recorded history - and even if we get rain in the 6-7...