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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…
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Spring flowers in Nevada City

Spring is coming, the daffodils are popping out of the ground, the flowers are blooming.  I can feel that spring is in the air.  I'm always captivated by the beauty of every day life, today's blog post features a couple local Instagram photos…
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Ultimate Nevada City Giveaway

The ultimate Nevada City giveaway... I've decided that I've had so much fun on the blog this year, that why not end the year by going big.  We live in the an amazing community and I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing a slice of our world, so…
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Fall Colors

Fall is coming to Nevada City, here's a few photos from around downtown and the Outside Inn.  Follow me on instagram (username outsideinn) for other fun photos or flickr (or FB or twitter, since we all know I walk around taking photos at…
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The Magickal Florist

4th of July flowers from The Magickal Florist arrived at my doorstep today.  Karin Tintle, the owner of The Magickal Florist brought over the festive arrangement and a genuine and heartfelt thanks for sending business her way.  Want to win…
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Nevada County Farm Bureau Tour

Every year the Nevada County Farm Bureau organizes a tour to showcase some of the local agriculture in our community.  This year the tour included Forster Herb Garden, Cone & Hill Christmas Tree Farm and Naggiar Vineyards and special guest…
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Soroptimist Garden Tour 2012

This year's Soroptimist International Garden Tour was a amazing collection of special outdoor spaces through out Nevada County.  The gardens ranged from natural no watering flower beds to beautifully manicured lawns and bushes that have matured…
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Soroptimist Garden Tour plus giveaway

The Soroptimist Garden Tour will be taking place this coming weekend (May 19th and 20th) throughout Nevada County, for a map click here.  Take a tour of some amazing gardens either Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 4pm and help support the…
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Spring Flowers at the Outside Inn

Spring is in bloom at the Outside Inn, all of these beautiful flowers were found around the property, come on by and smell the flowers. © 2012 InnSide Nevada City
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Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply

Want to learn how to make cheese?  Prune trees?  Buy a wine making kit?  Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley offers organic seeds, supplies, classes and more.  Check out their comprehensive website groworganic.com for…
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Gift Guide for the Gardener

Welcome to week five of the Outside Inn's local gift giving guide, this week we're focusing on ideas for the person on your shopping list who loves to garden.  There are a number of great nurseries in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning in Nevada City?  Stop by the Nevada City Farmers Market, open from 8:30am to 12:30 mid June through mid November.  Fresh veggies from Mountain Bounty Farm, Dinner Bell Farms, Riverhill…
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Soroptimist Garden Show

This past weekend was the 18th annual Garden Tour of Nevada County, presented by the Soroptimist International Society of the Sierra Foothills.  It is always a treat to be able to visit amazing private spaces throughout the county.  The…
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Living Wild

Living Wild: Gardening, Cooking and Healing with Native Plants of the Sierra Nevada by Alicia Funk and Karin Kaufman had a well attended book signing event at Mowen Solinksy Gallery last week.  The local authors were on hand to answer questions,…
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Spring is in the air in Nevada City  

Spring is in the air in Nevada City.  The lupine, brodia and daffodils are along the South Yuba river canyon.  The tulips are from downtown Nevada City, but will soon be sprouting up at the Outside Inn, which is a treat because…