Tickets are now on sale for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 9-12.
“We’re thrilled to announce that tickets are on sale now for the 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – more than 100 inspirational films, educational workshops, outstanding special guests including Debra Winger, art shows, dance concert, and so much more,” [...]
THOUGH LEVELING OFF IN SOME other places, the fresh, local food movement—from farmers markets to farm-to-fork dining to organic grocers— is booming in our region and becoming a year-round passion.
The movement has become an “economic engine” in its own right, diversifying our region’s economy. It stems from a desire to support local businesses and farmers, [...]
By Nevada County Sustainable Food and Farm Conference
This year’s Food & Farm Conference is the fourth annual and is being held on January 18-19 at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall and next door at the Grass Valley Charter School.
Each year, the Food & Farm Conference brings together a diverse panel of speakers, farming related-businesses and [...]
Wine has Sommeliers, and beer has Cicerones (pronounced sis-uh-rohn) , turning out batches of certified beer experts, as we wrote this summer.
The olive oil industry — booming in California — also has its own elite certification program, and a local has just been certified.
Jeanette Campbell Angell, who owns Olive Vitality in downtown Grass Valley [...]
Attend the 46th annual Cornish Christmas festival in the historic California Gold Rush town of Grass Valley. It is from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays Nov. 29 through Dec. 20.
Return to a Christmas celebration of more than 200 years ago. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past with vendors dressed in Cornish attire all set in [...]
Editor’s note: Sierra Starr Vineyard in Grass Valley filed this harvest report, further boosting our optimism for this year’s wine crop:
“The 2013 harvest was a good one for Sierra Starr Vineyard. We experienced our first signs of version seven days ahead of 2012, so we knew that harvest dates would be in the area [...]
WE ARE LONGTIME FANS OF BESTSELLING food author and activist Michael Pollan. We often feature his quotes in our magazine, such as “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”
We also write about his food philosophies: The importance of a shared meal, for example. Pollan is now a journalism professor at UC Berkeley, our [...]
MORE PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING with their pets, on the road and in the air. Last year about 30 million people vacationed with their pets, with dogs leading the pack, according to the Travel Industry Association of America.
Dogs love summer vacation, and Tahoe-Truckee and the foothills are top choices for travelers.
They offer a wide range of [...]
A fresh, local food theme, such as “From Our Land to Your Table,” is being considered for the California State Fair on July 11-27, 2014, we’ve learned.
No final decision has been made, but it reflects the boom in the fresh, local food movement that is spreading throughout Northern California.
We’d certainly applaud that theme. Our magazine [...]