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 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...
Added September 30, 2014
For those of us in the local food movement, size does seem to matter when it comes to farms and ranches. Smaller, family-operated farms are the darlings of the burgeoning farm-to-fork effort - and with good reason. Smaller farms and ranches...
Added September 12, 2014
Are Farmers' Market Prices Really More Expensive? That was one of the questions we set out to explore this year with the Eat Local Placer-Nevada project. Why are we concerned about cost when it comes to local produce? One of the goals of the Eat Local...