farming

Agriculture still significant part of our community

Although many of us who didn’t grow up in Placer County might not realize it, agriculture has strong roots here. That many of us don’t remember the agricultural histor ...

Supporting our Farmers’ Markets is a healthy choice for us and helps independent farmers

Adrian Rodriguez puts in long summer work days. Six days a week, he works from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. He sells fruit and vegetables for his family’s farm, Rodriguez Brothers Ranc ...

Farmers' Market vendors work hard for us

Last Thursday was one of those 100-degree days in Lincoln that being indoors made the most sense to be. Which was too bad because my favorite Farmers’ Market runs from 5 to 8 p.m ...

Farmers need more sleep

We are exhausted. Everyone is dragging around like zombies, not much smiling or talking going on in the peach patch today. Knowing this heat wave was approaching, we have been pic ...

The trials and uncertainty of farming!

Farming is never boring. It seems every day has a new challenge for us. Whether it?s the weather, the machinery or the shortage of helping hands, a farmer?s day is anything but pr ...

PlacerGROWN: The Snows know citrus

One of the greatest pleasures of the annual PlacerGROWN Food & Farm Conference, which was recently held at Lincoln High School, is to present the Farmer of the Year award. Each y ...