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Nevada County Knows How to Come Home to Eat

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Men in aprons grilling up local veggies at the come home to eat event

Photo by Cathy Colvin, from The Union

Last month Nevada County celebrated local agriculture at the annual Come Home to Eat event. We attended and were were thrilled to see how big this event is getting. These sort of events are key, because we firmly believe that mass-produced, homogenized, and far-shipped food is not healthy, sustainable, or enjoyable. The more we can become aware of all the fantastic local producers (of cheese, meat, veggies, and of course grains) the most we can be good to our bodies, good to our community, and good to our environment.

Here’s what The Union had to say:

“They’re working on a single message for Nevada County consumers: When you buy fruit, vegetables, flowers, meat, eggs, poultry and other products from local farmers, you also are buying the open space, the wildlife habitat, the fire breaks and the rural quality of life those farmers maintain, Johansen and Hoek said.”