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|Nevada County Community Picnic/BBQ||10/9/2014|
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 August 6, 2014
One of the best perks about eating local, seasonal produce is that it is intuitive to what you may be craving this time of year. Right now it's really time for foods to keep you cool. What better than cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, zucchini, and sweet corn...
Added August 1, 2014
Last week, the San Jose Mercury News published an interesting map of the state of California depicting “urban” (that is, non-agricultural) water use by region for the month of May. According to the State Water Resources Control Board,...
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...