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Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Spring at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda is worth the trip, open every day in April, the beautiful gardens are home to 16,000 tulips with 90 different varieties.  Visitors can explore the pools, waterfalls, chapel and lower gardens,…
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Pumpkin Fest

It's pumpkin time!  While I love showcasing fall color in Nevada City, it's also a great time to celebrate all things pumpkin.  If you're looking for a pumpkin fix here are a few ideas. Treats in downtown Nevada City is having a pumpkin…
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Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Spring at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda is worth the trip, open every day in April, the beautiful gardens are home to 16,000 tulips.  Visitors can explore the pools, waterfalls, chapel and lower gardens, the admission price is…
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Spring Fever

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you’re a flower happy…
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Sustainable Food & Farm Conference

Nevada County’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference is coming to town January 8th-10th.   The event is organized by Sierra Harvest (who's mission is to "educate, inspire, and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal…
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Mountain Biking

Nevada City is known as a world-class mountain biking destination and if you haven't been out cruising the trails, now is the season.  If you're looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County), YBONC (Youth…
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Spring Flowers

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you're a flower happy person…
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Spring Flowers, Mardi Gras and updates

Spring fever in February in Nevada City.  I'm still hoping that winter returns, but in the mean time I'm pleasantly surprised by these warm temperatures and the beautiful flowers blooming around town.  Before we know it the wildflowers…
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Mountain Bounty Farm Winter CSA

Eat your greens!  I'm a huge fan of eating local produce and love seeing the fabulous variety of fruit and veggies that come through the Outside Inn's free veggie cart over the summer.  But with only a few more weeks left of the Nevada…
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Food Love Project

Food Love Project, the Sierra Harvest farm on the Burton Homestead has been providing Nevada County school age children hands on farm education for the last 4 years.  Today marked the start of their school field trip season and Farmer Amanda…
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Veggies, Gardening and Farmers Markets

Win a free Mountain Bounty Farm CSA box of veggies!  The summer season started this week and I've got two prizes to give away, one free box of veggies*, plus some gardening goodies from our friends at Peaceful Valley Farm Supplies.  Who's…
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Living Wild: Manzanita

Do you know about the native Manzanita plant and all the things they can be used for?  Alicia Funk, founder of Living Wild,  shared "Manzanita, an abundant evergreen shrub that grows through out the Sierra Nevada foothills and California,…
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Spring in the Foothills

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers and the smell of spring.  So if you're a flower happy…
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Spring Flowers

It's that time of year when the flowers start to bloom and everywhere you turn around town there is a new pop of color.  These flowers were all found within a block of the Outside Inn, so come for a visit (still a few more weeks left of our…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

Nevada City Farmers Market finished its 2013 season this morning.  Three cheers for all the amazing local farmers who work so hard throughout the year to bring our community a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables.  Today's blog post has photos…
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Mountain Bounty Farm

Need your fix of fresh veggies?  While the Nevada City Farmers Market and Nevada County Growers Market are about to end their seasons, Mountain Bounty Farm has just started their Winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share.  Today's…
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Outside Inn Veggie Cart

Have you been shopping at the Outside Inn's free veggie stand lately?  The popular Nevada City spot is located in front of the motel's office and you never know what might be in the cart.  It is a place for people to drop off extra fruits…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market is Saturday mornings from 8:30-12:30 mid June till late November.  If you haven't been down to the market, stop by, there's a great selection of locally grown produce and fruit, fresh flowers, eggs and meat,…
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Food Love Project You Pick Veggies

Nevada City's Food Love Project now offers You Pick Veggies every Tuesday afternoon (between 4:30 and 6:30).  Stop by the farm, located at 16200 Purdon Road, on the Burton Homestead, and learn where your veggies come from.  Farmer Amanda,…
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Mountain Bounty CSA

Today is the kick off day for the summer veggie share for Mountain Bounty Farm.  The hard working farmers are exciting to share another season full of amazing locally grown fruits and veggies.  To sign up for the veggie, fruit or flower share…
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Sierra Seeds Co-op

Contributed by Amanda Thibodeau Now that spring is here, many folks in this area are starting to think about planting a garden.  Our climate in the foothills of the Sierras is a little challenging to work in, but luckily we have a host…