Karen Killebrew

Conference will address nitty-gritty of farming today

Social media, loan programs and finding land to farm will be among the topics at this year’s PlacerGrown Food and Farm Conference on Feb. 4. This is the 17th year for the day-lon ...

Facebook 10K: Race to 10,000 'likes' highlights importance of social media

Social media stretches across all ages, interests and locations, and arts councils nationwide represent just a small part of organizations using the tool as an inexpensive way to i ...

PlacerGROWN seeks AGvocates

Are you an AGvocate? Do you shop at the farmers markets? Buy direct from farms and ranchers? Eat seasonally and locally? If so, PlacerGROWN invites you to participate in their new ...

PlacerGROWN: Participating in delicious thrill of Amgen tour

It’s all about those two-wheeled racers these days. A dedicated team has been planning for the Amgen Tour of California’s May 17 Stage 3 start in Auburn for a year, and there a ...

PlacerGROWN: How does massive March affect local farmers?

We’ve all been amazed at the intensity of March’s winter blast. Some of us have to shovel snow, others just grumble about the relentless rain and wind, but for our local farm ...

Ag ‘speed dating’ the start of a beautiful relationship

PlacerGrown is putting an agricultural spin on “speed dating.” It’s a way to initiate a dialog between farmers and food buyers as the growing season approaches. “The time ...

PlacerGROWN: Think locally at upcoming Food & Farm Conference

PlacerGROWN’s 16th annual Food & Farm Conference returns to Lincoln High School on Saturday, Feb. 5. This conference is an amazing regional resource for the local community, wit ...

Decorating the holidays with tradition

By now, the tree trimming, baking and decorating are done. Now it’s time to enjoy it all with family and friends. It’s also a time when families’ holiday cheer is infused wit ...

PlacerGROWN: Have a happy PlacerGROWN holiday

Food is definitely at the core of our holiday traditions. In the foothills we are blessed with year-round harvests from family farms, inspiring us to create colorful and tasty hol ...

PlacerGROWN: Something sweet’s on the horizon this month

We are so fortunate to live in a year-round fruit growing region. Just when summer fruit has become only a memory, our orchards are coloring up with persimmons and citrus. Persimmo ...