Joanne Neft

Mountain fruit is healthy and delicious

When autumn days in the Placer County foothills are warm and the nights are cold, mandarin growers anxiously await the first blush of color on their fruit. Just before Thanksgiving ...

Short-term rentals step to council

After wrestling with the details to the city’s proposed “short-term stay” ordinance, the Auburn Planning Commission settled on a small set of amendments for city ...

Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...

Giving Auburn a ‘Place at the Table’

Hunger can seem like a distant concern to some families in the foothills, who have either lived off neighborhood produce for generations or tilled the rural plots themselves. But f ...

Summer sticking around in Auburn, Placer County

  The final vestiges of the warmth of summer are lingering well into the fall, giving hope to mandarin growers and headaches to firefighters. At Abel’s Garden House on ...

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 ...

Community Portrait: Artist captures the true beauty of Placer County produce

Auburn’s Paula Amerine is blessed, and she’s appreciative and grateful. Amerine is an artist, a fine arts painter and she has found a personal and professional niche. She’s i ...

Danilo "Doc" Santini among founders of Auburn Farmers Market

Danilo ?Doc? Santini was one of 22 area growers who founded the Auburn Farmers Market in 1989, according to Joanne Neft, former manager of the farmers market. She said he was alway ...

International delegation discusses food in Auburn

Visitors from six countries have been touring our farms and agriculture centers for the past few weeks, learning about organic farming, community-supported agriculture and the slow ...

All our votes go to Montgomery

At our house all the votes for Supervisorial District #5 are going for Jennifer Montgomery. Since her election Jennifer Montgomery has been totally transparent and provided an ope ...