AUBURN, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014—The third annual Celebrate PlacerGROWN Week, October 11th through the 18th, will showcase the more than 100 family
farms, 20 Placer County Wine Trail wineries and 9 farmers’ markets in the Placer County region. Families should mark their calendars for family-
“This is the best opportunity throughout the year to experience the Placer County region’s abundance of farm-fresh food and wine,” notes PlacerGROWN Executive Director Carol Arnold. “It’s a great way to meet local farmers and ranchers, and experience unique Placer County activities firsthand.”
“The Placer County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Celebrate PlacerGROWN Week in 2012 and the commemorative week has since grown in scope and popularity,” said Placer County Agricultural Commissioner Josh Huntsinger. “We look forward to welcoming back families and friends to join in the celebration.”
PlacerGROWN Farm & Barn Tour: Sunday, Oct. 12th from 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.
Take part in a free, self-guided tour that includes farms, ranches and vineyards, all spanning the beautiful Placer County countryside. Visit placergrown.org for details.
PlacerGROWN Harvest Festival: Saturday, Oct. 18th from 11 a.m.– 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 19th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin.
This family-friendly fest includes a pumpkin patch, scarecrow-building contest, farmers’ market, free family movie at dusk and more. Visit placerharvestfestival.com for
Placer County Farm Bureau Hoe Down: Saturday, Oct. 18th with dinner held at 6:30 p.m.
The 25th annual event includes dinner and a live auction benefitting agricultural students. Call 916-663-2929 for tickets and more information.