Placer Grown

Price hike looms for Auburn produce

It’s a matter of supply and demand. Statewide produce prices have either started to climb or are expected to do so in the face of a years-long drought, depending on who&rsqu ...

Ripe for the picking, a sure sign of summer

The summer season is in full swing at Placer County farmers’ markets, which means it is peak season for stone fruit, tomatoes and summer squash. The farmers’ markets ...

Winery centers are a disaster recipe

Wineries claimed, ?We are farmers, we have a right to farm,? (even though they can sell 240,000 bottles of imported wine without growing a single grape of their own) and with the h ...

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 ...