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Drought cultivates water-shortage fears for Auburn-area gardens

Phil Rossitto of Auburn is looking forward to planting summer crops of tomatoes and squash at his plot in the School Park Community Food Garden. But Rossitto said that he’s ...

Marijuana left as payment for produce

For the past two months, there has been a very simple system at Tumbling Creek Ranch in Ophir. Michelle Murray and her husband, Dave, grow butternut squash and pumpkins, collect th ...

Locally Yours: Spring brings with it new crop of local produce

There is nothing like the first weeks of the new growing season. I eagerly await the arrival of the spring crops as they begin to appear in their time-honored order. Two weeks ago ...

Locally Yours: Trip to farmers' market offers menu-making inspiration

I am spending less money on food and my family is eating better. What's my secret? Over the past year I have been doing more and more of my shopping at the Foothill Farmers' Market ...