Foothill Farmers Market Association

Locally Yours: Better options than ‘paper or plastic?’ available

Paper or plastic? It’s a polite question usually asked by an earnest young person who is anxiously waiting to pack your groceries. By now most of us know the question is importa ...

Farmers Market extends outreach with newsletter

Customers of the Foothill Farmers Market will get the latest updates on what’s ripe and what’s just around the corner in a monthly e-mail newsletter starting in September. It ...

It doesn’t take much to make fresh tomatoes taste great

Let’s start with some shameless lobbying. American Farmland Trust, the group that coined the slogan, “No Farms, No Food,” sponsors a contest every year to determine America ...

Locally Yours: Food tastes even better when it’s close to home

I attended several real farmers markets last week. Surrounded by ripe, sweet stone fruit, plump berries fresh off of the vine and beautiful crisp salad greens, I was filled with a ...

Locally Yours: Busy season calling for fresh, fast meals

Hey, the sun finally came out! I know we’ll look back at this coolness in August longingly, but right now it is in fact a God send, especially for our local farmers. First it s ...

Locally Yours: Enjoying farmers market feast at friends' table

It is always a pleasure to eat a meal lovingly prepared with food from the Foothill Farmers Market. The pleasure is compounded when the meal is prepared by someone other than me. ...

Locally Yours: Farmers market inspires festive brunch menu

What a lovely way to spend a spring Sunday. Croquet on the lawn, brunch on the patio, and a masterfully orchestrated Easter egg hunt. If you’d like to spend more of your time on ...

Locally Yours: Feeding family well shouldn't take all night

I have been following a food columnist in the New York Times Magazine for over two years. Once a month I would read his sometimes sentimental, sometimes petulant tirades about h ...

Locally Yours: Make the most of year-round growing cycle

The e-mails and phone calls have been flying in asking the annual question, “what’s available in the market now that it’s winter?” One answer is winter vegetables and citr ...

Locally Yours: Make buying local produce a 2011 resolution

On New Year’s Day I heard a pronouncement regarding food trends in 2011. Vegetables are going to be the new meat. Are you kidding me? That message is so, so, last decade. Here ...

Seeking help from Santa’s kitchen elves?

Are the holidays making you hungry? You need to fuel up before making that list and checking it twice, and area restaurants and businesses are ready to help. Whether calling in an ...

Locally Yours: Citrus flavor makes snowflake cookies unique

The holiday season is upon us, and locally that means mandarins, mandarins and more yummy mandarins. Placer County is justifiably famous for mandarin production, but local citrus ...

Locally Yours: Celebrate small farms by heading to market

Maybe you missed the parade and fireworks, but this is National Farmers Market Week. This celebration was created to highlight the efforts of communities to support small local fa ...

Locally Yours: Food doesn’t have to be fancy to taste great

Sometimes even the simplest, most familiar ingredient can be elevated to something rapturous. Deft handling, a great recipe, or happy circumstances all provide opportunity to showc ...

Closing in on cauliflower

It’s time to take another look at cauliflower. Cauliflower is popular in many cuisines. It appears frequently in Indian dishes such as aloo gobi, pilaf, and pakoras. Italian ...