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 September 6, 2016
This summer I have been enjoying the bustle of harvest season on my farm and working in the afternoons at UCCE in the Small Farms Program. Thinking of what to write about for a blog I can't resist one of my favorite crops now in season,...
Added May 2, 2016
Spring is here and the farmers markets are starting to fill up with all sorts of great produce. If you are like me, you can't wait for the return of the sun and the warm weather after all those months of cold wet weather. I admit that I do love...
Added December 8, 2015
I know it is December, but that doesn't mean there isn't any great fresh local produce available. Northern California has a climate that allows us to produce crops year-round and we have farmers who work hard to grow and sell crops all year. Just...