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One year later: Woolman at Sierra Friends Center continues to rebuild after Jones Fire (The Union, September 22, 2021)

Musical landscape for young people (The Union, September 14, 2021)

Two nonprofits granted meal stipend to help food insecure (The Union, September 14, 2021)

Our new recycling challenge: Organic waste (The Union, August 17, 2021)

Sierra Harvest: What is fair trade and why should we care? (The Union, July 6, 2021)

Shavati Karki-Pearl: Composting helps reduce food waste (June 18, 2021)

Farm to Hospital (The Union, June 7, 2021)

‘Clear message’: Early Bird Farm & Mill products found across North State (The Union, June 2, 2021)

Patti Bess: A new beginning in Peardale (The Union, May 25, 2021)

How to eat happy meat: Animal welfare certifications explained (The Union, May 11, 2021)

Sierra Harvest: Organic is Just the Beginning (The Union, April 14, 2021)

It’s Time to Get Dirty and Plant Your Garden (The Union, March 30, 2021)

Nevada County Food Policy Council Releases Nevada County Food System Assessment (The Union, March 22, 2021)

Nevada County Food Policy Council Releases Nevada County Food System Assessment (Sierra Sun, March 19, 2021)

’World class knowledge’: Sierra Harvest offers annual Sustainable Food & Farm Conference virtually (The Union, December 23, 2020)

Wild & Scenic Opens Ticket Sales (The Union, December 7, 2020)

Reimagining our future: 41st EcoFarm Conference goes virtual in partnership with Sierra Harvest (The Union, November 26, 2020)

mountain bounty farm

Using Compost Tools for quicker, easier process (The Union, October 16, 2020)

From Farm to Musical Fruition, Young Composers Persevere Despite Pandemic (The Union, October 14, 2020)

100 gardens bring food security, healthy eating and stress reduction to western Nevada County families (The Union, August 11, 2020)

100 gardens bring food security, healthy eating and stress reduction to western Nevada County families (YubaNet, August 10, 2020)

The show must go on: Students of InConcert Sierra’s Composers Project donned masks for weekend of recording, with video concert to come (The Union, August 4, 2020)

BriarPatch, local schools and Sierra Harvest launch Apples for Gardens program (YubaNet, August 4, 2020)

Frances Di Cristina on School Food Transformation (Nevada County Media, July 24, 2020)

New Collaboration Brings Opportunity for Scratch Cooked School Meals to Western Nevada County (YubaNet, July 21, 2020)

Forever Farms Partners Raise More Than $780,000 to Protect Critical Farmland in Nevada County (YubaNet, July 10, 2020)

Securing Local Farmland with the Forever Farms Program (KVMR radio, June 9, 2020)

Interview with John Tecklin and Molly Nakahara on the Forever Farms Program (KNCO radio, June 4th, 2020)

Securing our Food Supply with Home Gardens (The Union, June 3, 2020)

Bear Yuba Land Trust asks for public’s help in raising money for land purchase (The Union, May 13, 2020)

Bear Yuba Land Trust, Sierra Harvest and BriarPatch Food Co-op launch Forever Farms (YubaNet, May 13, 2020)

Nevada County Now with Sierra Harvest (Nevada County Now, May 9, 2020)

Feeding Nevada County: How local farmers, ranchers are adapting to serve the community during the Corona Virus Crisis (The Union, April 28, 2020)

Fresh face brings fresh food to school district (The Union, March 3, 2020)

Vote for Chris Maher for leader award (The Union Feb. 13, 2020)

Farm Conference is a HIT (The Union, Feb. 5, 2020)

Freshly inspired: Sierra Harvest welcomes Sustainable Food and Farm Conference for 10th year (The Union, Feb. 4, 2020)

BriarPatch Food Co-op presents the film ‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’ (The Union, Jan. 28, 2020)

Gleaning for a cause (The Union, Jan. 16, 2020)

Food & Farm Conference returns for 10th year (The Union, Jan. 14, 2020)

Gleaning, feeding the hungry (The Union, Dec. 17th, 2019)

Sustainable Food and Farm Conference returns to Nevada County (The Union, Nov. 26th, 2019)

Sierra Harvest Tasting Days continues at Nevada County Schools (The Union, Oct. 16, 2019)

Teaching the next generation of Nevada County to rethink plastic use (The Union, Sept. 30, 2019)

Tracey Walsh: A life of service (The Union, Sept. 18, 2019)

Composers Project teaches kids music, how to write compositions (The Union, Sept. 12, 2019)

5th Annual Farm Day gives students up close experience with agriculture (The Union, Sept. 10, 2019)

Biggest little farm (The Union, Sept. 4, 2019)

kids enjoying the farm cart at bell hill school 2019
Students at Bell Hill School enjoying veggies from the farm cart, 2019

Special screening of ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ set for Friday in Nevada City (The Union, Sept. 3, 2019)

Meet your farmers: Early Bird Farm (The Union, Aug. 27, 2019)

Volunteer spotlight: Choose your volunteer opportunity (The Union, Aug. 18, 2019)

Bountiful bites: Annual Nevada County Grown event a culinary treat of local taste (The Union, Aug. 13, 2019)

Essential skills for backyard farmers (The Union, Aug. 5, 2019)

Nevada County’s revamped volunteer program debuts through Connecting Point (The Union, Aug. 2, 2019)

Hospitality House, Sierra Harvest team up to nourish, educate homeless residents (The Union, July 30, 2019)

lauren valentino handing out veggies at the farm cart at bell hill school 2019
Lauren Valentino, Sierra Harvest Farm to School Liaison offering up local produce on the weekly farm cart at Bell Hill School, 2019

Meet your farmers:  First Rain Farm (The Union, July 2, 2019)

Healthy Friday:  Silver Springs High School hosts annual health fair (The Union, May 30, 2019)

Sierra Harvest receives grant from Intero Real Estate Services
(The Union, May 24, 2019)

Stephanie Facchini wins Edi Silverman Community Service Award (The Union, May 26, 2019)

Bill, miriam and heidi picking fruit for gold country gleaners 2018
Bill, Miriam and Heidi picking fruit for Sierra Harvest Gold Country Gleaners 2018

For starters:  Here’s your short list for coming plant sales in western Nevada County (The Union, May 7, 2019)

HITT:  Seeking Harvest Leaders for the Sierra Harvest gleaning program (The Union, May 1, 2019)

Nourishing the caregivers:  Hospital cafe’ feeds body and soul (The Union, April 8, 2019)

Climate action forum coming to Grass Valley (The Union, April 8,2019)

volunteer of the year presentation 2018 food love farm

Volunteer of the Year Presentation – 2018

Sierra Harvest’s soup night promises soup, art and music (The Union, March 28, 2019)

Farmers bring spring into local classrooms and beyond (The Union, March 19, 2019)

When Irish eyes are smiling: A St. Paddy’s Day Ceilidh to benefit Sierra Harvest (The Union, March 14, 2019)

A ‘souper’ way to celebrate: Sierra Harvest and Nevada County Arts Council offer Soup Night & Agrarian Art show (The Union, March 13, 2019)

Aimee Retzler: Nevada County’s commitment to fighting food injustice (The Union, March 3, 2019)

Like a Good neighbor Peaceful Valley is There (The Union, Feb. 26, 2019)

From Apples to Zebra Tomatoes (The Union, Feb. 19th, 2019)

More practicality, same community at farm and food conference in Nevada County (The Union, Feb. 5, 2019)

Union Hill’s Garden Grows Community (The Union, Jan. 15, 2019)

Sustainable Food & Farm Conference Set for February (The Union, Jan. 15, 2019)

Farm to School liaisons help connect kids to healthy, fresh food (The Union, Dec. 18, 2018)

Tasting Days, Williams Ranch School 2018
Tasting Days, Williams Ranch School 2018

This agrarian life: Sustainable Food and Farm Conference supports thriving farm community (The Union, Nov. 28, 2018)

Sierra Harvest volunteers brighten up the office (The Union, Nov. 10, 2018)

The beet goes on — Chef Ike Frazee participates in Tasting Days for the seventh year in a row (The Union, Oct. 23, 2018)

Gleaning video (BriarPatch Youtube, Oct. 19, 2018)

Kids can cook! Sierra Harvest’s Tasting Days teaches nearly 4,000 students culinary skills (The Union, Oct. 18, 2018)

Pineapple, peanut butter or tomatoes – Local ground cherries kick off Harvest of the Month (The Union, Sept. 26, 2018)

Organization strives to bring healthy, affordable options to Nevada County students (The Union, Sept. 20, 2018)

Nevada City School of the Arts students perform a pea song at annual fundraiser - Sierra Harvest

Nevada City School of the Arts students perform a pea song at annual fundraiser, 2018

The wisdom of gleaning: Donate excess fruits and veggies, feed a family (The Union, Sept. 3, 2018)

Club News (The Union, August 18, 2018)

Club News (The Union, August 10, 2018)

Hits & Misses in Nevada County (The Union, July 25, 2018)

Agritourism on display in Nevada County (PHOTO GALLERY) (The Union, July 8, 2018)

Nevada County artist Ruth Chase launches new project, I AM HERE (The Union, July 3, 2018)

Growing a tradition: Farm Trail Weekend to showcase area producers (The Union, July 2, 2018)

Let’s do lunch: Grass Valley Library offers kids free weekday lunches (The Union, June 20, 2018)

Marilyn Adams George: Soroptimists celebrate community service (The Union, June 8, 2018)

Explore the world of books: Summer Learning Program at the library to feature free events and learning programs (The Union, June 6, 2018)

‘One bite at a time’ — Harvest of the Month from Sierra Harvest reflects on the past year (The Union, June 5, 2018)

Language of taste: Caterer and cheese monger team up to launch Feast & Gather Provisions (The Union, May 30, 2018)

    Volunteer Harvest Leader Carolyn Mackinlay and homeowner gleaning to                                  donate to Interfaith Food Ministry, 2018

Students taught about healthy lifestyles as part of school activity (The Union, May 25, 2018)

Hospital honored for commitment to environment (The Union, May 22, 2018)

A sense of ‘Belonging’ — Nevada County Arts Council presents the work of Ruth Chase in an artist-led community exhibition (The Union, May 16, 2018)

Summer camps are ramping up for registration in Nevada County (The Union, April 25, 2018)

Top Chef:  Microgreens star in Jr. Iron Chef competition at Nevada Union High School (The Union, April 25, 2018)

Nevada county schools celebrate screen free week encouraging students to un-plug (The Union, April 24, 2018)

Program on climate friendly food set for tonight (The Union, April 12, 2018)

Nevada County Food Policy Council presents a food and farming candidate forum (The Union, April 11, 2018)

Fun, food and learning at Nevada County Library (The Union, April 11, 2018)

Intero Foundation fundraiser today in Grass Valley (The Union, April 6, 2018)

Let them eat radishes! – Sierra Harvest highlights watermelon radishes for the month of March (The Union, March 27, 2018)

Volunteers at soup night 2017 Sierra Harvest
Soup Night 2017

Climate friendly food
(The Union, March 6, 2018)

Calling all farmers!  Sierra Harvest is looking for interested applicants to be part of their Farm Crew
(The Union, March 6, 2018)

The sweetness of winter: Harvest of the Month hones in on cabbage and carrots
(The Union, Feb. 27, 2018)

Hits and Misses: Nevada County captures sparks happiness each day
(The Union, Feb. 14, 2018)

Sierra Harvest’s Food & Farm Conference continues through the weekend
(The Union, Feb. 9, 2018)

Sierra Harvest’s Food and Farm Conference focuses on local fare
(The Union, Feb. 7, 2018)

Sunshine in the dark – Citrus is this month’s highlight for the Harvest of the Month Sierra Harvest program
(The Union, Jan. 30th, 2018)

Redefining prosperity:  Film about Nevada City’s gold rushes to premiere at Wild & Scenic
(The Union, Jan. 2, 2018)

Bear Yuba Land Trust secures funding to conserve historic ranch in Penn Valley
(The Union, Dec. 15th, 2017)

High priest of the pasture returns to the Sustainable Food & Farm Conference
(The Union, Dec. 13, 2017)

Winter inspiration – persimmons
(The Union, Dec. 12th, 2017)

Chickens at Food Love Farm
(The Union, Dec. 9th, 2017)

Silver Springs students get a taste of home cookin’
(The Union, Nov. 9th, 2017)

Passing the torch – Sierra Harvest Farm to School Program welcomes new director
(The Union, Nov. 28, 2017)

Nevada City School of the Arts students grating an organic, local carrot for carrot cole slaw as part of Tasting Week where about 3,000 elementary school students receive cooking lessons.
Nevada City School of the Arts students grating an organic, local carrot for carrot cole slaw as part of Tasting Week where about 3,000 elementary school students receive cooking lessons.

Giving in the gold country – Kiwanis supports nonprofits through donations
(The Union, Nov. 23rd)

The nostalgia of broccoli
(The Union, Nov. 8th, 2017)

Kids can cook – Sierra Harvest’s Tasting Week teaches 2,700 local students culinary skills
(The Union, Oct. 24th, 2017)

Hits and Misses – includes Tasting Week
(The Union, Oct. 18th, 2017)

Sierra Harvest event at Union Hill doesn’t leave a sour taste in student’s mouths
(The Union, Oct. 13th, 2017)

The last taste of summer: Fresh organic peppers in the classroom and in the school lunch
(The Union, Oct. 10th, 2017)

It’s an Asian Pear Bonanza
(The Union, Sept. 21st, 2017)

Hop on over to the Food Love Farm
(The Union, Sept. 4th, 2017)

Alice Waters in Town
(The Union, Aug. 30th, 2017)

Tasting Week Chefs Needed
(The Union, Aug. 24th, 2017)

Guests at the Food Love Farm 2017
Touring the teepee at the Food Love Farm at the annual Chamber of Commerce event, June 1st, 2017.

Back to School for Nevada County Students – Foothills Fresh
(The Union, Aug. 16th, 2017)

Good Food Tour – Aug. 29th
(The Union, Aug. 15th, 2017)

Mixing Work and Pleasure in Nevada City
(The Union, June 7th, 2017)

Sierra Harvest Announces Farm to School Awards
(The Union, June 7th, 2017)

Devouring Diversity of Produce: 7k Students Sample Local, Seasonal Food in Program’s 5th Year
(The Union, May 30, 2017)

Chamber Mixer at Food Love Farm in Nevada City
(The Union, May 20, 2017)

Planting seeds – Sierra Harvest gets kids excited about fresh, local food
(The Union, May 11, 2017)

Local bounty – locally grown food good for your health (The Union, May 2, 2017)

Summer camps open for registration in Nevada County
(The Union, April 27, 2017)

Snap peas are a hit as Harvest of the Month
(The Union, April 26, 2017)

Volunteers Kriss, Nancy and Sheri preparing a fruit dessert for our annual fundraising lunch, 2017
Volunteers Kriss, Nancy and Sheri preparing a fruit dessert for our annual fundraising lunch

Kiwanis and Sierra Harvest Come Together at Booth House
(The Union, April 2, 2017)

Yuba River Charter School Breaks Ground
(The Union, March 30, 2017)

Keep chewing until it tastes sweet:  Kumquats are the Harvest of the Month for Sierra Harvest
(The Union, March 21, 2017)

Nevada Union Culinary Arts Program teams up with Sierra Harvest for first Junior Iron Chef Competition
(The Union, Feb. 28th, 2017)

Soup Night Set as Sierra Harvest Fundraiser
(The Union, Feb. 19, 2017)

Soggy Boxes – Dry Fruit
(The Union, Feb. 14, 2017)

Sierra Gardens Program Accepting Applications
(The Union, Feb. 14, 2017)

Sierra Harvest Collard Greens – Harvest of the Month
(The Union, Feb. 1, 2017)

Local Treats:  Sierra Harvest Citrus Tasting
(The Union, Jan. 26, 2017)

Citrus Tasting at 25 Nevada County Schools Thursday
(The Union, Jan. 24, 2017)

Young Farmer Becomes New Manager of Nevada County Food Hub
(The Union, Jan. 10, 2017)

Sierra Harvest Hosts Sustainable Food and Farm Conference
(The Union, Jan. 8th, 2017)

Lincoln Farmer Learned Efficiency at Sustainable Food and Farm Conference
(The Union, Jan. 4, 2017)

Fun Run at Yuba River Charter School Helps School Community,
(The Union, Dec. 16, 2016)

Harvest of the Month: Pomegranate
(The Union, Dec. 13, 2016)

Connecting Communities Through Food – Sierra Harvest, a radio interview with Malaika Bishop
(Giving Back Podcast, Dec. 7, 2016)

Mt. St. Mary's students tasting a delicious butternut squash potato soup and muffins created by chef Ike Frazee of Ike's Quarter Cafe' for Tasting Week
Mt. St. Mary’s students tasting a delicious butternut squash potato soup and muffins created by chef Ike Frazee of Ike’s Quarter Cafe’!

Grass Valley School Garden
(The Union, Dec. 7, 2016)

Harvest of the Month: Cauliflower
(The Union, Nov. 23, 2016)

Shedding Light on Hunger: Food Insecurity Forum Focuses on the Needs of Nevada County
(The Union, Nov. 2, 2016)

YRCS Education Foundation “Fun Run” partners with Sierra Harvest
(The Union, Oct. 24, 2016)

Radio Interview with Malaika Bishop and Aimee Retzler
(KNCO, Oct. 13, 2016)

Sierra Harvest Tasting Week Celebrates 6th Year in Nevada County
(The Union, Oct. 13, 2016)

Lunchbox Peppers:  Harvest of the Month
(The Union, Oct. 11, 2016)

Sierra Harvest potluck at Tumbling Creek Ranch
(The Union, Sept. 23, 2016)

Plums are “Harvest of the Month” at Sierra Harvest
(The Union, Sept. 20, 2016)

Inspiration for the Nation? Nevada City to be Focus of “Town Between Two Worlds’ Documentary”
(The Union, Sept. 15, 2016)

Sierra Harvest:  Changing How We Look At Food
(The Union, Sept. 13, 2016)

Bitney Springs Farm

Potluck at Bitney Springs Farm in Nevada County
(The Union, Aug. 2, 2016)

Sierra Gardens Program Empowers Nevada County Families to Gain Food Independence
(The Union, July 12, 2016)

Debbie Gibbs:  Want More Local Food?  Support the Food Hub
(The Union, June 24, 2016)

Meet Your Local Farmers with Sierra Harvest
(The Union, June 8, 2016)

Amanda Thibodeau:  Blackberries are Harvest of the Month
(The Union, May 31, 2016)

Sierra Harvest Spreads Word about CalFresh
(The Union, May 22, 2016)

Sierra Harvest Launches Farm Potlucks Starting this Thursday at the Fowler Family Farm
(YubaNet News, May 17, 2016)

Buying Nevada County Starts for the Backyard Garden Supports Local Farms
(The Union, May 14, 2016).

Peaceful Valley Sets 40th Anniversary Party May 7th
(The Union, April 22, 2016)

Kid Friendly Summer Camps in Nevada County Area
(The Union, April 27, 2016)

Amanda Thibodeau: Harvest of the Month – Peas
(The Union, April 26, 2016)

BriarPatch Cause Program raises $15,000 in first year
(YubaNet, April 13, 2016)

Grass Valley seniors get access to fresh fruits
(The Union, April 4, 2016)

Amanda Thibodeau: Red Cabbage is Harvest of the Month
(The Union, March 29, 2016)

Sixth Annual Nevada County Conference Promotes Sustainable Farming, Healthy Local Food
(The Union, January 10, 2016)

Moving Beyond Sustainable:  Acclaimed Ag Speakers on Tap for Jan. 8-10 Food & Farm Conference
(The Union, December 22, 2015)

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‘Harvest of the Month’: Tastings feature locally grown produce in area schools
(The Union, February 12, 2013)

Live Healthy Nevada County grows farm-to-school program
(The Union, October 11, 2012)

Planting the seed to grow up strong, healthy
(The Union, May 9, 2012)

Food summit identifies needs to revamp county’s school lunch program
(The Union, October 12, 2011)

Food summit brings in meal revolutionaries, welcomes ideas
(The Union, October 5th, 2011)

Time for Strolling, Rolling
(The Union, November 9, 2010)

Be a Good Neighbor
(The Union, November 2, 2010)

Stand Up for Gardens
(The Union, October 15, 2010)

Walk and Roll with Your Neighbors
(The Union, August 28, 2010)

Garden Revival Includes Send-off for Longtime Volunteer
(The Union, March 4, 2010)

Coalition Scores Grant to Improve Sidewalks
(The Union, November 10, 2009)

Students Tackle Pressing Matters
(The Union, October 15, 2009)

School Garden Beginning to Take Shape at Hennessy
(The Union, June 8, 2009)