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Grants open door for food stamps at farmers markets

The Electronic Benefit Transfer program, or food stamps, has increasingly become easier to use over the years with a change to a debit card-like system to widespread acceptance at ...

Growing season heats up for farm to fork crowd

It’s been one slow growing season but nature’s bounty is starting to crop up in abundance at Placer County’s farmers markets. In a process that moves with the fickle nature ...

Locally yours: Cobblers elevate fruit to new goodness level

It may be September, but summer isn’t over. Even as pears and apples signal that fall is at hand in the markets, summer fruits and vegetables are still widely available. I took ...

New book serves up ‘Real Food’

Placer County is extraordinarily edible. Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny spent each Monday in 2009 creating and serving dinner for eight in Neft’s Auburn home. Neft, a longtime ag ...