Kodo Arts Fall Show is October 4-12

Just twice a year, Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques in Nevada City opens it doors for the public purchase their exotic treasures and Japanese antiques. Kodo’s Fall show on October 4-12 features a wide array of of old shop signs from the late 1800s. Known as ‘Kanban,’ these signs are hand carved in wood.
Kanban are [...]

Tess’ Kitchen store now sells artisan cheese

Tess’ Kitchen Store in downtown Grass Valley is now offering gourmet cheeses from Dedrick’s Cheese Store, a popular artisan purveyor in the foothills.
Dedrick’s is stocking a display cooler at Tess’ with some of the world’s finest artisan cheeses. It will provide cheese, salami, crackers, nuts and olives, among other items, for Tess’ customers.
Dedrick’s is based [...]

Drought expected to disrupt California’s olive harvest

The 2014 California table olive forecast is 50,000 tons, down 45 percent from last year’s crop of 91,000 tons, according to a survey conducted by the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The California table olive crop is down due to a variety of setbacks after last year’s harvest, including a hard freeze in December, another freeze [...]

50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people.
Over the past 50 years, and as a result of America’s support for [...]

Menu for Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival

From September 13-28, thousands of residents and visitors will flock to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall to celebrate the second annual Farm-to-Fork Festival. This event will feature local food, wine and beer from area restaurants and purveyors as well as interactive booths from our region’s farms, ranches, grocers and other farm-to-fork companies.
The mission of the farm-to-fork movement [...]

Sierra Starr Winery hosts a harvest party on September 20

Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery is hosting a Harvest Party open house and wine-club pick up on September 20 as its wine-grape harvest gets fully underway.
Visit the Grass Valley winery and see how Sierra Starr’s highly acclaimed wines are made. “See the sights, smell the amazing smells and maybe participate in the winemaking process [...]

Sierra Stages presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in Grass Valley

Sierra Stages is proud to present the classic Off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, for four weekends only from September 18 through October 12 at the intimate Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.
You’re a Good [...]

Food & Wine Festivals this summer and fall

For savory eats and boutique wines, these festivals and wine walks deliver with eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos and breathtaking venues.
LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The 29th annual Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival on September 5-7 p.m. at the Village at Northstar features three days of cooking seminars, culinary competitions, wine and beer [...]

Check out Truckee in September!

Truckee Offers an Array of Colorful Events and Activities this September
Located near the Sierra Nevada crest at almost six-thousand feet, the historic town of Truckee is amazingly picturesque during autumn, when the air is crisp, the sun bright and the tree-covered mountains become a patchwork of warm and vibrant colors. Perfect weather for hiking, cycling, [...]

Mountain House Books in Nevada City named a “favorite local bookstore” by Chronicle Books in S.F.

Editor’s note: One of the best parts about working for the S.F. Chronicle in the ’80s and ’90s was its Chronicle books operation. We enjoy their publishing taste with titles such as Tartine Book No. 3 on the Tartine Bakery & Co. or Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, among others. At the annual holiday parties, at places [...]

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