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.
Added July 14, 2015
Over the past three years, the Eat Local Project has been hard at work! Despite a vibrant local foods movement in Placer and Nevada Counties, only 2% of residents buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. Funded in part by a California Department of...
Added June 3, 2015
Selecting and Storing Stone Fruit Select unbruised peaches or nectarines with nice color, full shape, and heavy for their size. Look for the ground color of the fruit, not just the blush. For white peaches or nectarines the ground color should be...
Added May 13, 2015
How old were you when you ate Swiss chard for the first time? How about Daikon radish or kale salad? For many of us, eating these lesser known fruits and vegetables did not happen until adulthood. Here at the Eat Local Placer Nevada Project, we're...