Newcastle Produce

Spending $20 at the Farmers’ Market yields bounty of goods

I spent $20 at the farmers’ market and all I got was … well, actually, quite a bit. I was talking to Carol Arnold, Foothill Farmers’ Market Association marketing manager, a ...

Tasty Morsels: For a great tasting treat, just think purple

Having just returned from a visit to my younger brother who is a priest in Corsica (the Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born), I was a little stumped on what grea ...

Belt-tightening, ‘tweaking’ keep eateries afloat

A slowing economy and rising prices have local restaurants feeling squeezed but coping. At The Big Salad in Downtown Auburn, owner Danielle Nelson said she’s seen costs go up ab ...

State of bee-ing

Fall to spring is queen-breeding time in Newcastle for beekeeper John Miller. The owner of Miller’s Honey Farms & Mandarins cites the mild winter and elevation as positives for t ...

Tasty Morsels: Rhubarb is delicious as sweet dessert or savory sauce

When I was very young, our neighbor in Michigan had a big, tempting rhubarb plant just on the other side of the fence. It was almost within reach and one day, feeling rather brave, ...