Fresh from the farm
PLACER COUNTY IS ABUNDANT IN FARMERS’ MARKETS STORY AND PHOTOS BY AARON TWEETON
F —— Local luxuries: At top, leafy greens and herbs line the booth of the Natural Trading Company which operates out of Newcastle. Above, soup mixes from Kimberley’s Kitchen sit ready for purchase, including this jar of West African peanut soup, which calls for the addition of coconut milk and peanut butter. 16
resh veggies and fruit. The whiff of hot kettle corn. Live music and ambient hustle and bustle. All things to expect in your neighborhood farmers’ market in warmer seasons. But what about the winter or early spring? Is it slim pickins’ due to seasonal closures of many markets? Not so with these year-round markets.
FINDING YEAR-ROUND MARKETS IN PLACER COUNTY
During the winter months, Auburn and Roseville are the places to go for fresh Placer grown produce.
Tuesdays in Roseville WHEN: 8:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday year round WHERE: The parking lot near Whole Foods and Peet’s Coffee at the Fountains, 1198 Roseville Parkway, Roseville.
Saturdays in Auburn 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday year round WHERE: Auburn-Folsom Road and Lincoln Way, Auburn WHEN:
Look for the signs At most PlacerGROWN farmers’ markets, vendors display a placard showing important
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