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 July 11, 2014
One of the things I've really been enjoying lately is adding fresh herbs to my summer cooking. Herbs can take the flavor of any dish to the next level! They also marry well with a lot of the summer fruits and vegetables that you are...
Added June 27, 2014
Have you ever noticed that some vegetables provide more than one edible part? I know it's silly, but I get really excited about the idea that I can buy a bunch of beets, eat the beet roots and ALSO use the beet greens for some delicious cooking! What a...
Added June 4, 2014
It's a sweet sight this time of year when berries start showing up in farmers' market booths! We love them all: blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to name a few. Here at Eat Local, we have been enjoying berries in many forms: In...