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Where Can I Get Locally Grown Food, Produce and Meat in Auburn, CA?

January 30, 2017
Sterling Jackson

If you live in or near Auburn and are looking for farm fresh food, you're in luck. Auburn has lots of great options for organic local produce, vegetables, eggs, meat and other foods. There are also several community supported agriculture options.

Hillview Farms

Lots of organic vegetables plus some fruit, herbs and flowers.

Founded in 2012, this family owned farm grows more than 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables using sustainable practices including no pesticides or sprays, crop rotation, no-till, cover cropping and beneficial habitats. They believe that healthy soil = healthy families = healthy communities and I don't disagree. There is plenty of evidence that backs this philosophy.

Hillview's mission statement is that they grow vegetables because they want to bring together their community through an appreciation of local food, to leave the world a little better than they found it and finally, because they love cooking with organic veggies.

Where to buy?

The Farm Stand
1340 Matson Drive, Auburn, CA
June to September, Wednesday Evenings (4pm - 7pm)

Farmer's Markets
Old Town Auburn - Year Round - Saturday
Roseville Fountains - Year Round - Tuesday
Auburn Dewitt Center - June to November - Wednesday
Rocklin RC Willey Center - June to November - Saturday

What does the community have to say?

"This farm stand has delicious vegetables, great prices and a passionate team."

"Super awesome people and awesome food."

"Great fresh, crisp, veggies. No chemicals. No dyes."

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Moore Natural Ranch

Turkey, lamb, pork, chicken and eggs.

Founded in 1980, this family owned ranch raises heritage breeds that are free of antibiotics, growth hormones and confinement. Their livestock are fed vegetarian diets supplemented with non-GMO grain, graze seasonal pastures and enjoy a humane, holistic environment closer toward their natural habitat.

The Moore family is committed to sustainability and raises heritage breed livestock that were traditionally used for food production but have fallen out of favor under the demand of the agricultural revolution because heritage livestock takes longer to mature than commercial meat.

Where to buy?

Orders can be placed by phone or email and picked up at the farm. Meat can be cut to your desired specifications. Fresh eggs can be delivered within the Granite Bay area with a minimum order of 3 dozen and regular delivery options are available.

What does the community have to say?

"I am impressed with the cleanliness of Moore Natural Ranch."

"The meat you buy at Moore Natural Ranch is tender, juicy and very tasty."

"The Tamworth pig is the best ever. It produces the best tasting bacon. The eggs and turkeys from this ranch are amazing."

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The Natural Trading Company

Organic vegetables and fruit, wheatgrass, pea shoots, sunflower greens, herbs and eggs.

Founded in 1995, this family owned and operated certified organic farm grows a diverse assortment of fruit, vegetables and herbs using techniques intended to sustain and replenish the soil for future generations.

In addition to a year-round selection at local farmer's markets, a community supported agriculture (CSA) program is available from The Natural Trading Company with pick-up locations in Auburn, Roseville, Newcastle and Truckee. Many of their organic greens are available through local coops and supermarkets.

Where to buy?

The Farm
5841 Fruitvale Road, Newcastle, CA

Farmer's Markets
Auburn (Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot) - Year Round, 8AM to Noon - Saturday
Roseville (Whole Foods Market at the Fountains) - Year Round, 8:30AM to 1PM - Tuesday

What does the community have to say?

"Absolutely love our local CSA, everything is always so fresh and delicious."

"Amazing produce from amazing hard working people! We are honored to support this local family farm."

"I roasted your dino kale, broccoli, delicata squash and a purple onion in the oven. Finished with red pepper flakes. Delicious!!!!"

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Free Hand Farm

Milk, lamb, pork, poultry and eggs.

Free Hand Farm is mixed-species grazing operation that is focused on the health of the soil, their animals and community. Raw milk is available through their Jersey herd share program and antibiotics are used only as a last option for life threatening illnesses.

Wool is available from Free Hand Farms in addition to milk, lamb, poultry and eggs. All cows are tested yearly for TB and brucellosis in addition to 5 other zoonotic diseases.

Where to buy?

Beginning early in 2017, eggs and produce will be available at the Bear and the Bee farmstand (941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, California) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The farmstand is open from 8am to 6pm.

What does the community have to say?

"Great eggs, wonderful milk. All without having to worry about the crap (hormones) that is put in there now-a-days."

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Martynse Family Farm

Seedless mandarins.

Martynse Family Farm grows Owari Satsuma mandarins in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Placer County. The warm days, cool nights and excellent soil at the farm produce some of the highest quality mandarins in California.

Where to buy?

During growing season, mandarins can be purchased at the farm in Penryn, CA or shipped to your door. Contact the farm for availability and hours.

What does the community have to say?

"We can't wait to buy some of Placer County finest Mandarins!'"

"Best mandarins we found all year!"

"I love your farm. What a peaceful place to live."

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That's it for today's spotlight!

With Kahuti you can easily browse through local food producers to compare prices and selection. It's a bit like a digital farmer's market that is open 24/7 that you can browse at your convenience from on the go or from the comfort of your desk, couch or bed.

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