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.
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 mountainbountyfarm.com 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)