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 January 20, 2015
What is something you are enjoying eating from your farm right now? We are just starting to harvest some carrots that have been the ground for a while and I'm really enjoying their sweet flavor. We direct seeded them in the end of August and they are...
Added January 13, 2015
Storage crops like potatoes, onions, beets, and winter squash are always part of our winter vegetable rotation, but what do you do when you need that crunch we so love from fresh produce? I turn to the daikon! A much beloved staple in many Asian...
Added December 9, 2014
Have you ever wondered why there are no tangerines available at our local farmers' markets? As Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor, Cindy Fake, explains in her article "A Mandarin By Any Other Name," the word 'tangerine' is a marketing term used...