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Fall Colors

Is anyone else wandering around Nevada City in awe?  Here are a few snapshots from around Nevada City, there are so many great opportunities to enjoy the fall color.  The Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers have created a great fall…
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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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Riverhill Farm Photo MeetUp

In honor of Instagram's Food theme Instameet, Kial James and I hosted another photo meet up (click here and here for previous photo walks).  Instagram organizes bi-annual events for photographers around the globe to get together, take…
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Ike's Quarter Cafe

It's that time of the year when you have to walk up Commercial Street to check out the Cherry Blossom tree blooming on the patio at Ike's Quarter Cafe.  The Louisiana cuisine restaurant has been "Keepin it Creole" since 2001 and serving…
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McBurney Christmas Tree Farm

Looking for a Christmas tree?  Check out McBurney Christmas Tree Farm off Highway 174 in Cedar Ridge.  Walk the farm and choose between Douglas Fir,  White Fir and Red Fir and once you've selected your perfect tree you can either cut…
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Nevada City Fall Colors

It's that time of the year where you find unexpected pops of color in downtown Nevada City.  I wouldn't say we're at the peak of the fall color leaf hunting season, but the trees are definitely starting to change.  One of my favorite trees…
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Fall Colors Photos #NevadaCityColor

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hosted a fall colors photo contest to celebrate the natural beauty of Nevada City and Grass Valley and I have to say I was blown away with the entries.  Thank you to everyone who played along, many of these photos…
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All Things Pumpkin

It's pumpkin time!  With Halloween this week I've been thinking about all things pumpkin.  I did a little research and have a few local suggestions to help you into the spirit.  Stop by Treats in downtown Nevada City and sample their…
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More Fall Colors

I seriously love fall.  I love the fall leaves, the changing colors, the crisp mornings, the final breath of fresh air after mother nature blessed us with some rain.  When the rain clears if you want to take a walk around either downtown…
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Fall Colors

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Nevada City.  I love that everywhere you turn there is some beautiful reminder of the changing of the seasons.  These photos were taken last week on Nevada Street.  If you've never experienced the Gold…
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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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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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More Fall Colors

Nevada City fall colors may be past their prime, but there are still plenty of beautiful spots of colors around town.  I spent the other morning documenting the changing leaves on the Outside Inn's property, so I didn't even have to travel…
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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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Grass Valley Thursday Market

The Grass Valley Thursday Night Market kicked off the summer season last night with fresh fruit, veggies and flowers.  Some of the local farms that were out last night were Dinner Bell Farms (selling garlic and flowers), Johnson Family Farms…
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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…