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Farm Bureau Conference to Host First-Ever ‘California Marketplace’

For the first time, members at the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be able to sell goods from their farms and ranches. Called the California Marketplace, this interactive event will be held Dec. 4—one of several new features of the meeting, taking place Dec. 2-7 in Monterey.

(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full The Grapevine Independent report
Farmers Educate Peers About Nevada County’s Changing Agricultural Landscape

The 10th iteration of the Sierra Harvest’s Food and Farm Conference presented real-life examples of farmers who are using integrated growing practices. In Nevada County, fourth-generation farmers tend to livestock while cannabis cultivators try to make the most of one of the last viable cash crops.

(April 26, 2022) → Read the full The Union report

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High Sierra Caviar: Pine Cone Kitchen’s Black Garlic

Self-proclaimed foodies and garlicologists Greg Lusson and Kayla Burton stumbled into a ramen house and tried black garlic. That meal changed the trajectory of their lives. Black garlic is less spicy than white garlic. It’s easy to digest and offers …


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Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail: Celebrating ranchers, artists of the Lost Sierra

The Sierra Valley comes alive on Sept. 24 with local ranchers, artists and makers highlighting all the homemade goods grown and produced in this expansive mountainous region of Northern California. Back for its fifth year, Sierra Valley Art + Ag …


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Truckee River Winery: World-class wine, in our backyard

By Karen Barchas Are you a local who thinks you have to drive down the hill to taste fine wines? Or do you live elsewhere and think you have to choose between enjoying Tahoe’s myriad activities and having a great …


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Spring wine outings

Wine and wildflowers make a great spring pairing only a short drive from the shores of Lake Tahoe. Heading to Sierra Foothill wine country has long been a favorite spring outing for my friends and I that was put on …


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What’s the Best Way to Celebrate César Chávez Day?

Californians have the perfect opportunity to remember César Chávez by making March 31 a day of service.


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Holding Back the Bud Boom

California’s cannabis business is blossoming, but industry experts tell the Sacramento Bee that the state is leaving money on the table.


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California Dirt

What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.


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The Crisis in California’s Legal Cannabis Industry, Explained

Cumbersome state bureaucracy and competition from their illegal counterparts has made life perilous for California’s nascent legal cannabis businesses.


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Compost Belongs in the Garden

Californians Against Waste was one of the main advocates behind SB 1383, which requires California to divert 75 percent of its organic waste from landfills. California Local talked to CAW’s Nick Lapis to learn more about what it does and …


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