Sales: On-farm, variable hours; Gaia’s Basket grocery market in Auburn.
Hours: Please call for on-farm hours or information on farm tours.
Products: Located in Loomis, Belly Rub Farms features eggs (pasture raised, organic feed, soy free), Heirloom tomatoes, peppers (sweet & hot), greens, broccoli, cauliflower, pork, chicken, Heirloom, turkey (pasture raised, organic feed, soy free), herbs, basil, Stevia, lemons, pomegranate, summer & winter squash, melons lemon grass garlic, onions, piglets (Kune Kune and American Guinea Hog).
Sales: CSA, Farm stand
Hours: Farm stand open every Thursday and Friday from 2-7 pm, starting in June
Products: Arugula, basil, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, scallions, culinary herbs, kale, leeks, lettuce, melons, mustard greens, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salad mix, spinach, summer squash, swiss chard, tatsoi, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons, winter squash.
About Us: We are located on the historic 150 acre Simpson Ranch in the heart of Meadow Vista. Vast meadows, Wooley Creek, and oak woodlands run through the property creating a delightful back drop for the farm as well as numerous trails that visitors are welcome to explore. Become a member of our farm by joining our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, receiving bountiful harvests of produce for 24 weeks during the summer and 10 weeks during the winter. Or come enjoy the beauty of the farm, stroll the fields, visit our farm stand and pick-up your weeks bounty of produce.
Sales: Farm stand and farmers’ markets at Auburn Old Town (year-round) and Roseville The Fountains (seasonally)
Hours: Farm stand open June-October on Wednesday nights from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Products: Tomatoes (specialty heirloom, cherry tomato medley, red slicers), bagged greens (lettuce, arugula, mustard mix, baby kale), peppers, broccoli, cabbage, melons, cucumbers, basil, carrots, radishes, salad turnips, eggplant, microgreens, onions, summer squash, zucchini, winter squash and more.
About Us: Hillview Farms is a “neighborhood farm” providing the community with local, fresh food. Our goal is to bring people together through an appreciation for food and farming in fun and informative ways to support a healthy community. The farm uses sustainable practices to inspire the community to live a healthier lifestyle.
Hillview Farms accomplishes this goal by providing a farm stand to connect people to the land, and by selling produce at local farmers markets. We believe that healthy soil = healthy families = healthy communities.
Our produce is available at numerous farmers’ markets and restaurants within the Placer County area, as well as at our very own farm stand, which enables us to directly connect the community to the very land on which their produce is grown. We invite you to visit us year-round at the Saturday Old Town Auburn farmers’ market, and at our seasonal farm stand that starts in June. At Hillview Farms we are proud to be YOUR local neighborhood farm!
Sales: On-farm, Farmers’ Markets, we ship mandarins
Hours: Please call for hours or appointment.
Products: Heritage Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Tangerines, Grapefruit, Minneolas, Valencia Oranges, Meyer Lemons, Blood Oranges, Persimmons, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Hybrid Tomatoes, Basil, Cucumbers, Summer and Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Soft Skinned Melons, Mixed Cut Flowers, Cut Sunflowers, Cut Fragrant Garden Roses.
Find us at: Old Town Auburn Farmers’ Market and Fountains Farmers’ Market in Roseville by Whole Foods.
Mandarins available at Echo Valley Feed during Mandarin Season.
Some Wholesale welcome.
About Us: Steve and Lisa Pilz run the farm, which Steve’s Grandfather, Edmund Pilz, began. Ed began farming in 1927. He farmed many farms in this area. His favorite being Hillcrest. He chose this site as his home. Our farm sits on a beautiful hillside overlooking the Loomis Basin in the rolling hills of Placer County. On clear days you can see Mount Diablo to the Southwest! Hillcrest has seen many varieties of fruit trees come and go since 1927. The mandarin trees that Ed budded and planted back in the late 50’s still exist. About 7 acres of vegetables and flowers are also grown on our farm.
3500 Gladding Road
Lincoln, CA 95648
Sales: Newcastle Produce, Tahoe Food Hub and Tahoe area restaurants
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Products: Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Peppers, Padrons, Shishitos, Butternut, Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Sunchokes, Turmeric, Sorghum, Luffa, Ashwagandha
About Us: Plum Possum is a small farm on the outskirts of Lincoln owned and run by Valerie and Jeff. Our fields are diverse, sustainably grown, and produce a wide range of colorful summer vegetables, winter roots, and year-round staples.
We grow some unusual crops, both to keep things interesting for ourselves and to challenge assumptions about what farm-fresh food encompasses. So many plants can be grown in our long summers and mild winters that are not widely available. The grocery store selection is just a small window into our many food options and broadening that window can increase the interest and enjoyment people get from their food. If there’s something you’d like to see grown locally, tell us about it!
Recipe by Courtney McDonald
For the lamb:
-1 bone-in or boneless leg of lamb (3-5 lbs)
(you could also use a rack, loin or loin chops for this recipe if you prefer – adjust cooking time accordingly)
-1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
-1 orange, sliced into ¼ inch rounds
-6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Marinate the lamb a day ahead: Place the leg of lamb in a large bowl. Add the ½ cup olive oil, rosemary sprigs, orange slices and garlic. Toss to coat the lamb, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove the leg of lamb from the marinade and place on a rack in a small roasting pan. Put the orange slices and rosemary in the roasting pan as well, and pour the olive oil from the marinade over the leg of lamb. Season the meat generously with salt and pepper. Roast in the preheated oven to desired doneness (internal temperature of 135 degrees for medium). This could take from 45 min-2 hours, depending on your liking. Once lamb is cooked, remove from the roasting pan and set aside to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
-2 lbs. ripe red tomatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
-6 Tbsp. olive oil
-1 lb. eggplant, diced into 1 inch pieces
-2 large white or yellow onions, chopped
-8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
-2 sweet peppers, diced into large chunks
-1 lb. zucchini, yellow squash, or combination,
cut into 1 inch chunks
-2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
-juice of 1 lemon
-salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place tomatoes and juices on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil and bake until thickened, 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. While the tomatoes are cooking, toss eggplant with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Let sit 20 minutes, then squeeze out excess liquid and discard. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat 4 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until onions and garlic are soft, about 5 minutes. Add peppers and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini and/or squash, and thyme to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and cook at a gentle simmer until vegetable are tender but not mushy, 15 minutes. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Serve as accompaniment to roast leg of lamb.
Recipe by Courtney McDonald; Serves 6
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
1 ½ tsp. ground coriander
1 Tbsp. smoked Spanish paprika
1 ¼ lbs. black beauty or other eggplant
1/2 tsp. crushed smoked dried chilies
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup sesame tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
salt, to taste
1 recipe Zephyr squash chips (recipe follows) peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sweat until onions are soft and fragrant, about 6 minutes. Add the cumin, coriander, paprika and crushed chilies. Cook until spices are fragrant, about 2 more minutes. Add the eggplant and reduce heat to low. Stir to coat evenly with the onion/spice mixture and cook until eggplant begins to soften. If eggplant begins to stick to the bottom of the pot, add a little water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is completely soft, about 20-30 minutes. Add salt to taste and remove from heat.
Puree the eggplant mixture in the bowl of a food processor to the desired consistency, or mash finely with a potato masher. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and add the parsley, tahini, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary, and serve hot or cold with the squash chips.
Zephyr Squash Chips
2 medium-sized Zephyr squash, rinsed
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 225. Line 2 baking sheets with non-stick silicon baking mats. Brush the mats with olive oil. Using a mandolin slicer, slice the Zephyr squash as thinly as possible and line the slices in a single layer (not overlapping) on the baking sheets. Brush the top side of the squash with olive oil, lightly season with salt and pepper and bake in the preheated oven until chips are completely dry and crisp – 1 ½ to 2 hours. Let cool completely before removing from the baking mat. Store in an airtight container until ready to eat.
Sales: The Fountains, Year-round, Tuesday mornings in the Whole Foods parking lot; R.C. Wiley Parking lot starting in May, Blue Oaks, Saturday mornings; Lincoln Hills at the Orchard Creek Dr. starting in May, Wednesday mornings; Downtown Loomis, Thursday mornings.
Hours: Farm stand open during mandarin season Nov.-Jan. 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Products: Blackberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, pears, lemons, navel oranges, Satsuma mandarins, grapefruit, grapes, pomegranates, onions, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, okra, beans, winter squash, eggplant, carrots, pluerries, pluots, salsa boxes, local raw honey, strawberries and more.