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 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.
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 Gallery, Smallworks 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?