Foothill Farmers Market

You can capture the essence of summer and bottle it

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on preserving fruits and vegetables. Eating seasonally  doesn’t have to mean doing without when the season i ...

Locally Yours: Keep it simple with a spring salad

The farmers’ market was beautiful on Saturday. Teeming with people and full of fresh fruits and vegetables, it was a joy to walk around, talk to friends and neighbors and tak ...

'Art of Real Food' cookbook debuts

It’s official. “The Art of Real Food” cookbook was formally released at the April 28 Auburn Famers Market. Written by Auburn residents Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny ...

Neft, Kenny still keeping it ‘Real’

Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny love the farmers market. The weekly markets, in Auburn and throughout Placer County, have become community gathering places where families and farmers m ...

Cold weather delays local produce coming to market

At Wednesday’s DeWitt Center Farmers Market, the few vendors who had booths all agreed that the weather has slowed production. “Everything is really late,” said Nicole Salle ...

Food and farm conference community track to focus on sustainability

PlacerGrown’s annual Food and Farm Conference is an information-packed resource for local farmers. But it also embraces community participation. This year’s four community-str ...

Councilman trip concerned local topics

A recent meeting in Washington, D.C. included talks of Auburn issues. Councilman Mike Holmes said Wednesday he had several reasons for making the trip. “There were two reasons, ...

A tale of two salads creates easy summer eating

Farmers’ markets are in full summer swing and these two salads are hearty enough to enjoy as a main course, but also chock-full of fresh seasonal fruits or veggies. The variety ...

Specialty foods shop savors 10-year anniversary

A local shop that has become a favorite for chefs, cooks and foodies is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Newcastle Produce is known for its locally grown fruits and ...

Locally Yours: Over-abundance of eggs calls for creativity

What a perfect time to write a column about eggs — the week before Easter. I have been thinking about and experimenting with eggs for the last several weeks. For one thing, someh ...