Locally Yours

Locally Yours: Asparagus a sure sign of spring

With the arrival of the asparagus at the market, I achieved a new personal milestone. I made it through the winter months without getting tired of the same old vegetables and fru ...

Locally Yours: Mandarins sweeten an already wonderful holiday

Two days until Christmas and then a week to the new year. Wow this year has gone by in a flash. I have been thinking about being Farmers’ Market Manager and writing for the A ...

Locally Yours: Put the farmers market on your holiday shopping route

Are you looking for ways to save money this holiday season and receive high value for your dollars? I have just the place for you to shop for gifts and entertaining needs — the ...

Locally Yours: Season just one reason for shift in cooking style

Fall is a time for change and transition. Although the weather still seems like summer, all the schools are finally back in session and the summer stone fruit orchards have born th ...

Locally Yours: Appreciate what you eat by cooking for yourself

Some food wasn’t meant to be eaten every day. A recent article titled “Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch” by Michael Pollan shows that a big part of the reason Americans are ...

No need to settle for mediocre melons in Placer County

A French poet once said “there are three things which cannot support mediocrity — poetry, wine and melons.” A bad melon is truly terrible. There is no disguising the absenc ...

Locally Yours: Keeping it simple is key when it’s sizzling outside

Images from Steinbeck’s Salinas Valley come to mind. The air above the pavement is shimmering from the heat. It is hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. It is hotter than the ...

Locally Yours: Spring brings with it slender, seasonal spears of asparagus

How does one know when an ingredient such as asparagus is about to be harvested and hit the market? First, out-of-country asparagus will appear in the paper as a promotion. Then yo ...

Locally Yours: Year-round farmers’ markets fill seasonal needs

Mandarins are ripe and Dungeness crabs are in the crab pots. Those two events signal the start of the winter season in Northern California. The change of season provides an opportu ...

Locally Yours: Inspire change globally by eating locally, one meal at a time

What does “Eat Local” mean? Who cares about small farms and agriculture? What is the Farmers’ Market trying to prove with its new “Got Food? Eat Local!” slogan? What’ ...