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Locally Yours: Supporting farmers helps food security
Tuesday Aug 14 2012
What does food security mean to you? Most assume the ships, refrigerated train cars and interstate trucks will keep coming, all bearing the plentiful, inexpensive food we are used ...
Locally Yours: Simple pleasures found at farmers market
Tuesday Jul 17 2012
I was sitting at the Top of the Mark in San Francisco enjoying a pre-game look at the city by the bay when I saw something startling. I saw a woman, sitting with a very handsome ma ...
Locally Yours: Barbecue fruit to bring out flavor
Tuesday Jun 19 2012
If you’re like me, this long and gentle spring has been a blessing. Cool nights, less-than-hot days, and not too much in the way of extreme wind and rain has made our little ...
Locally Yours: Keep it simple with a spring salad
Tuesday May 08 2012
The farmers’ market was beautiful on Saturday. Teeming with people and full of fresh fruits and vegetables, it was a joy to walk around, talk to friends and neighbors and tak ...
Locally Yours: Food tastes even better when it’s close to home
Tuesday Jul 05 2011
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
Tuesday Jun 07 2011
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
Tuesday May 24 2011
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
Tuesday Apr 19 2011
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: Make the most of year-round growing cycle
Tuesday Feb 01 2011
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
Tuesday Jan 04 2011
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 ...
Locally Yours: Citrus flavor makes snowflake cookies unique
Wednesday Dec 01 2010
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: World Series win for Giants a delicious victory
Tuesday Nov 02 2010
Today I am going to tell you the story of how two families eating local food together helped the Giants win the World Series. The story begins innocently enough. We asked our frien ...
Locally Yours: Farms integral part of Placer County landscape
Tuesday Oct 05 2010
These past few weeks I have had the opportunity to visit three different local farms to prepare for the Placer Farm and Barn Tour. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to visit loc ...
Locally Yours: Celebrate small farms by heading to market
Tuesday Aug 10 2010
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
Tuesday Jul 06 2010
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 ...
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