Joanne Neft

Auburn puts on an extraordinary weekend

What a pleasure it is to live in Auburn, Calif. The long weekend was filled with all things beautiful and good to eat and drink. First, the last Artwalk of the season. Strolling ...

Budget crisis impacts agricultural marketing program

Placer County’s agricultural marketing program is in limbo — a victim of the state’s budget crisis. But the county’s Agriculture Department remains optimistic it can be sal ...

Farmers markets ripe with bounty of the foothills

It has been 20 growing seasons since farmers in Loomis and Auburn decided to form an agricultural cooperative. Today, the flourishing Foothill Farmers’ Market operates two year-r ...

Mandarins’ health benefits creating boom in fruit sales

With Placer County’s synephrine-rich mandarins still being picked off foothills trees, the so-called super fruit is being touted as the holiday gift of health. Joanne Neft, an A ...

Giving the gift of Auburn

Traffic jams, long lines, people pushing and bumping into each other, not finding what you want — ahh, holiday shopping at the mall. Avoid the madness of malls and big-box-stor ...

Fun by the bite

Joanne Neft had tears in her eyes as she gazed up at the crowd coming down the hill. “I just can’t believe this is happening,” she said. Neft was watching the steady stre ...
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