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Farm Fresh

Think winter in the mountains reduces you to eating frozen corn and grocery store apples? Think again.

By Thea Marie Rood
Photography by Nash Rood

There are markets open year-round, or you can arrange to pick up your own farm box at a location near home or work. Whatever you choose, don’t let frigid temperatures keep you from eating fresh, in-season produce.

Butternut Squash Farm Fresh

Boa Vista Farm Market

Mountain Bounty Farm, Nevada City—offers pick-up points for fresh farm boxes throughout Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Tahoe (including Incline Village and Kings Beach), South Lake Tahoe and Reno; see for a specific list

Boa Vista Farm Market—located in the Apple Hill region of Placerville (2952 Carson Road, Placerville, CA,530-622-5522); find local produce, mostly from Boa Vista’s own orchards and vineyard, as well as products made on the farm

Farmers’ Market, Auburn, Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot (Auburn-Folsom Road at Lincoln Way)

Gold Country Farmers’ Market—operated by Hicksville Acres in Loomis, with two Roseville locations (Riverside & Cirby; Eureka & Douglas)

Comments (23)

  • Bell

    March 17, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Love Boa Vista. I’ll have to check out the other places… Appreciate the share.

    1. Dan

      March 17, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Absolutely. All of those markets offer fresh in-season produce!

  • ed

    March 24, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Hi, I’m going to come back once again since i bookmarked it. I hope to make it to one of these markets once the weather permits.

    1. Dan

      March 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Great to hear Ed!

  • arn

    March 25, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    i’ll have to let my friends know about these places! we’ll have to visit as a group.

    1. Dan

      March 27, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Great to hear Arn! Let us know what you think once you go.

  • Karen

    March 26, 2017 at 10:31 am


    1. Dan

      March 27, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Karen!

  • Drew

    March 27, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I wanted to thank you for this very good read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.

    1. Dan

      March 27, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Thanks Drew!

  • master

    March 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    This article gives great ideas for making sure you can find fresh produce year round. Very cool!

    1. Dan

      March 30, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Glad to hear you like it!

  • Milt

    March 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Fantastic website. Lots of helpful information here.

    1. Dan

      March 30, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Thank you Milt! We appreciate it.

  • Teal

    March 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Hello! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My website covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog by the way!

    1. Dan

      March 30, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Hi Teal. I’ll pass this message to the editor, thank you for your interest.

  • heather

    March 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I’d like to find out more! What do you recommend?

    1. Dan

      March 30, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Hi Heather. For more information about the markets discussed in the article, I suggest you check out their websites. There you’ll find all the information you’ll need! Feel free to send us a PM if you need assistance.

  • Geraldine M

    April 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Cool! Can’t wait for the next issue.

    1. Dan

      April 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks Geraldine M!

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  • DJ Crazy

    July 4, 2017 at 8:29 am

    This wonderful post improved my experience on your site.

    1. Dan

      July 5, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Glad it improved your experience DJ Crazy!

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