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Who’s looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday?  If you’re looking to stock up on the essential meal items, don’t forget the Nevada City Farmers Market is happening Saturday, November 23rd (for the final date of the summer season before they move to the smaller twice a month winter market).  If you can’t make it to either local farmers market stop into BriarPatch Co-op for some of their Thanksgiving specials and local produce.  BriarPatch has the widest selection of fresh turkeys, plus pies, rolls and plant based holiday specials.  Plus, there are a number of local fruits and vegetables available from local farms.  Or maybe you want to stock up on one of their under $10 bottles of wine for the holiday meal?  If you’re looking for more stock up on more pre-made food items, don’t forget BackPorch Market’s catering options, Flour Garden pies or Three Forks Bakery sweet potato rolls.

Emily's Catering Holiday Pop Up

Emily’s Catering Thanksgiving Pop Up Bakery will be open from 10am-5pm Monday November 25 through Wednesday November 27 at their 421 Colfax Avenue location.  Stop in to pick up your delicious, generous, gorgeous, full, and flaky freshly baked hand made pies, with many flavors to choose from.  20+ tempting varieties of seasonal cupcakes will be available individually and by the dozen, as well as French macrons, tarts, cookies and more.  Savory turkey pot pies, hearty soup, and panini sandwiches will also be on the menu.  Grab and go gifts like pumpkin bread, sugared cranberries, and caramel corn are perfect for teachers and friends. Don’t forget the buttermilk yeast biscuits, sold frozen so that you can bake fresh for dinner.  Call ahead to place an order and guarantee your favorites!  And scroll to the bottom of this post for your chance to win something sweet.

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If you’re looking for ideas on activities and ways to entertain the family or burn off some of those calories here are a few suggestions.  If you’re looking for a family friendly activity over the holiday weekend check out the Holidays at Empire Mine, Cornish Christmas (Friday 6-9pm) or the new Legacy Presents show of Scrooge.  Or maybe you want to be a part of the #OptOutside movement, you can join the Michael Bratton Turkey Trot or take a self guided walk along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail.  If you’re going to start your holiday shopping there are a number of ways to support local artists, stop by the Country Christmas Faire, LeeAnn Brook Fine Art Gallery, Osborn Woods GallerySmallworks show at ASiF Gallery, Methodist Church Craft Fair or remember to support your local shops for Small Business Saturday.  If you’re looking for more local art fairs, click here for a recent round-up of upcoming holiday events.  Maybe you’re going to spend the weekend picking out a Nevada County grown Christmas tree or tasting flights of local wines?  Or maybe your weekend includes a concert (Miners Foundry, Crazy Horse Saloon) or the Warren Miller ski movie?

And I just might have another over the top huge blog giveaway… coming soon.  But to kick off the holidays post a comment on this blog post on your Thanksgiving tradition and I’ve got one 6 pack of Emily’s Catering cupcakes to giveaway away.  Winner will be announced on Monday, November 25th.  *Edited to say the winner is Holli.
Thanksgiving Turkey
© 2019 InnSide Nevada City,  © photos by Erin Thiem and BriarPatch Co-Op
25 replies
  1. Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson says:

    We love leftovers so if we go to family for Thanksgiving day I cook a turkey so we can have sandwiches and turkey soup!

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  2. Sue
    Sue says:

    Our Thanksgiving tradition is waking up grateful that we live in the best county there is, especially during the holidays. ♥️

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  3. Leia
    Leia says:

    Cupcakes. My tradition is to make a full Thanksgiving meal the week after Thanksgiving since we travel to see family for the holiday. That way we get leftovers!

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  4. Britta Tigan
    Britta Tigan says:

    WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
    The local chapter of Sidewalk Talk offers free listening. We make heartfelt connections, listening without judgment or opinions. Trained volunteers will set up chairs Friday, Nov. 22 in front of Grocery Outlet 3pm to 5pm; Saturday, Nov. 23 at Market at Grass Valley Northstar House 8am to noon; Thanksgiving Day in front of KVMR downtown Nevada City 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Help us practice our listening skills.

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  5. Marguerite Vulfs
    Marguerite Vulfs says:

    Thanksgiving weekend in Nevada County for our family for the last 37 years is always special. Sometimes we join friends but lately we have a family gathering – this year my son comes home again from college so looking forward to that. School and work usually go right up to the day and this year is no exception. We all recharge with good food and a walk is always in order of some sort. It probably is our most relaxed holiday of the year. Depending on power, the turkey might get cooked in Davis this year at my son’s house!

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  6. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Lots of things to choose from in our area! I love seeing the craft fairs!
    I’ve checked out Emily’s Catering Pop Up Bakery before…. she offers awesome goodies!

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  7. Megan
    Megan says:

    Usually we helped prepare food for a community meal and then gathered for a smaller potluck of old friends. With my sons on the east coast now, we reminisce by phone and start new traditions or variations. Gratitude is utmost in our conversations!

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  8. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Thanksgiving is a day for family. These are the days that are hard to get through without having my mom with us anymore, but for those with us, we continue through it and keep up the turkey and pumpkin pie traditions.

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  9. emma
    emma says:

    this year my son comes home again from college so looking forward to that. School and work usually go right up to the day and this year is no exception. We all recharge with good food and a walk is always in order of some sort. It probably is our most relaxed holiday of the year. Depending on power, the turkey might get cooked in Davis this year at my son’s house!

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