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 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...
Added February 13, 2014
Eat Local Placer Nevada will open its 2014 Farmers' Market tasting season this weekend with samples of our Cabbage Citrus Slaw. Many of the ingredients are locally available now, including the cabbage, carrots, garlic,...
Added January 29, 2014
If you think that winter squash is just for soups and stews, you are wrong! I am here to tell you that there are many other dishes that can be made with this phenomenal vegetable (not that the soups are bad, try these two amazing butternut soup recipes:...