Eat Local, Start Now!
Welcome to the Placer and Nevada Counties' resource for eating local. We have compiled the information you need to get started eating locally produced food.
Why eat local? There are numerous reasons to eat locally produced food. Key among them is the variety, freshness and overall flavor you just can't find at the supermarket. Eating locally allows you to connect to your local agricultural community by building relationships with local farmers and ranchers, while learning about the seasonality of foods.
Not sure how to begin? To assist your explorations of our local food supply, check out our How To Eat Local page, full of helpful tips and suggestions. Included are links to local resources, a seasonal buying guide for local products, and pages devoted to the over 100 products you can find locally.
The diversity of our local communities and many microclimates make for great eating year-round. The same microclimates have also made the region known for its signature crops: hoshigaki (dried persimmons), Mandarins and Meyer lemons.
Want more? When you have exhausted the information on our pages, be sure to check out our Links of Interest, with some of our favorite websites for more information.
Eating local should be fun. It's an adventure! Try new foods or new varieties and get to know local producers...it may even change your lifestyle!