Nevada County Local Food Coalition
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Working together to support local farmers, preserve local farms and farmland, and ensure a local food supply in the western Nevada County area of California

Get to know your farmer and support local agriculture at

Stay Connected! Subscribe to the Local Food Coalition Email Listserv!

Become a Local Food Activist!
Heirloom Toms

Thanks to Brian Ekiss, Nevada County Farmers Market Association board member, for this photo!

Share your true colors! Volunteer opportunities in our area are unlimited - find out where you fit in or create your own.

Docents, committee members, speakers, tour guides, gardeners, mentors, grant writers, laborers, editors, teachers, writers, cooks, artists...

No matter what your talents and passions might be, you have something important to share with your community. From behind a desk, in your kitchen, or with your hands in the too can be a local food activist.

Nevada County Grown

Find contact information for your local NCG Member-Producers at

Volunteer Opportunities

Good places to start, if you need inspiration:

A.P.P.L.E. Center for Sustainable Living
412 Commercial Street, Nevada City

BriarPatch Co-op
290 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley

Come Home to Eat volunteers

CSA Farm Subscriber-volunteers
Contact your CSA Farmer

Live Healthy Nevada County

Foothill Chestnuts!

Get Your Local Seeds!

Sierra Seed Cooperative - seed racks are at BriarPatch Co-op in Grass Valley, APPLE Sustainability Center in Nevada City and Sweetland Garden Supply in N. San Juan!!! Local seeds are the foundation for local agriculture!

Gardening Resources for Home and Community Gardens

If this is your year to create a home or neighborhood garden, our community is filled with people who can help you get started. Incorporating many or all of the specialties listed here, and often sharing expertise - here are a few of the local garden service resources available to home gardeners.

  • Permaculture Consulting
  • Garden Coaching & Mentorship
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Animals in the Garden
  • Home & Small Scale Food Garden Planning & Installation
  • Garden Maintenance & Harvest
  • Community & Neighborhood Garden Planning
  • School Gardens
  • Food Growing Workshops

Click here for a list of Food Gardening Services who can help you with your garden

Watch for Gardening Workshops and Classes on the calendar page

Thanks for joining us for the fourth growing season for this website, and for the Local Food Coalition email network. If you're not an LFC email network subscriber - sign up now! It's your local food connection! Contact Randi@localfoodcoalition[dot]org to subscribe.

The Local Food Coalition salutes everyone who is growing and producing fresh, wholesome, local food! Our local farmers and ranchers are producing more than ever for a community that is hungry for food - the way it was meant to be.

Each year, we see more CSA's, Farm Stands, Community Farm Markets and Groceries making the farm fare available to all of us.

Self sufficient homesteads throughout the community are growing and producing homegrown food to satisfy family needs with less dependence on outside sources.

Neighbors and home gardners are realizing the importance of growing food at home. Small or large, food gardens supplement our lives. Working with the soil to produce food provides not only nourishment for our bodies - but the satisfaction and pride of a good day's work, an appreciation for the beauty and bounty for the nature around us, and the camaraderie of working together with family and friends.