Karen Killebrew

Placer GROWN: 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 ...

PlacerGROWN: Honey festival sure to tickle the taste buds

Placer County’s newest festival, the Placer County Honey Festival, will tickle your taste buds on Sunday, Sept. 19 at Ron Feist Park in Granite Bay. This new festival will educa ...

PlacerGROWN: You say tomato, we say it's time for a party

Inaugural gathering honors growers The long-awaited tomatoes are finally here, and a new festival is poised to celebrate them. While not literally running with tomato juice, the f ...

Placer County agriculture thrives at 30,000 feet

Local agriculture is in the spotlight as a growing interest in local food inspires people to shop at farmers markets, connect with farmers and grow their own food. A number of Pla ...

PlacerGROWN: New farmers grow a future in Placer County

Shaun Clarke and Allison Deyo are familiar faces at the Auburn Farmers Market, Shaun serving customers at Natural Trading Company’s booth and Allison at Pilz Produce. This youn ...

Career change marries interests, outdoors

Karen Killebrew went through a sort of midlife career change and came out of it a satisfied and content soul. Disenchanted with her career in the travel industry and how the Sept ...

PlacerGROWN: Farming reaps many rewards, challenges

The rewards of farming are many, as our local farmers will tell you. Those who choose direct marketing, such as selling at local farmers’ markets, value building relationships ...

Kaminsky cream of the crop

The 2010 Farmer of the Year Award was presented to Bryan Kaminsky by PlacerGROWN at their 15th annual Food and Farm Conference at Lincoln High School on Jan. 30. Kaminsky, who ...

PlacerGROWN gears up for farm conference

For 15 years Placer County farmers and ranchers have taken advantage of a unique opportunity to improve their craft and share their knowledge. The PlacerGROWN Food & Farm Confere ...

It’s easy to keep your dollars local during the holidays

As the holidays approach, now is the time to “Think Local First” when shopping for gifts and meals and when entertaining family and friends. There is no better gift than fo ...