PlacerGROWN

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 ...

New book serves up ‘Real Food’

Placer County is extraordinarily edible. Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny spent each Monday in 2009 creating and serving dinner for eight in Neft’s Auburn home. Neft, a longtime ag ...

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 ...

Fall a wonderful time to celebrate Placer’s bounty

Fall is a wondrous season in the foothills. There’s no better time to take a drive along the rural roads that stitch together our communities. Take historic Route 40 or the L ...

Auburn puts on an extraordinary weekend

What a pleasure it is to live in Auburn, Calif. The long weekend was filled with all things beautiful and good to eat and drink. First, the last Artwalk of the season. Strolling ...