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 22, 2015
Fall has arrived and with it, the bounty of gorgeous fresh produce from our local growers. Many of our favorite hot weather crops are reaching their peak after a long, hot summer. We took a trip out to the Tuesday Roseville Farmers' Market to see just...
Added August 4, 2015
I would imagine you have noticed the new hot trend in the food world: local, local, Local. Everything is “local” now. I am a big fan of buying local, and I am very happy that supporting local farmers and ranchers is all the rage...
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...