From prolific one-acre vegetable gardens to expansive multi-generational farms and ranches, Nevada County is ripe with tasty culinary fodder. Nevada County is keeping step – and then some – with the national trend toward locally sourced, organic produce, which goes far beyond the county’s signature apples. Here in Nevada County local growers cultivate heirloom vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, seedlings, beans, flowers, honey, nuts, eggs, free-range chicken and grass-fed lamb.

Foodie visitors can transform a simple quest for fresh produce into a lively and educational field trip to Nevada County where fruit stands, farmer’s markets and you-pick opportunities abound.

Many farms operate on-site stands, sell through local markets, and play an integral role in many chefs’ creations. Most all can be found at farmer’s markets that run May through October in Penn Valley, Nevada City, and Truckee Regional Park. And don’t miss a visit to Grass Valley’s Thursday evening Mill Street Market and Saturday morning market at the historic Northstar House.

Those hungry for a more hands-on experience can pick their own cherries, peaches, berries, and lavender. Aspiring green thumbs can take a course in beekeeping or how to design an herb garden. The season kicks off in May and peaks in the fall with apples and pumpkins and a month-long harvest festival at Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit where families and schools come to collect their future jack-o-lanterns. Winter completes the cycle with Christmas tree farms opening their gates for the holidays.

Back to Basics Farm

We are a small family farm specializing in poultry products;…

Bakbraken Acres

Growing organically in Nevada County for over 42 years, Bakbraken…

Bierwagen's Donner Trail Fruit & Happy Apple Kitchen

Bierwagen's Donner Trail Fruit is an old fashioned family-owned…

Boxcar Farm

Boxcar offers diverse and sustainably-grown fruits, vegetables…

Chicago Park Produce

Growing for Nevada County Certified Growers Market for over 30…

Dinner Bell Farm

Dinner Bell Farm is committed to ecological agriculture. Our…

Family Friendly Farms

USDA Certified, all-natural grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, chicken,…

Four Frog Farm

Everything we grow is Certified organic by CCOF, on 1 acre in…

Fowler Family Farm

We are a small family farm offering chicken, turkey, goose, eggs,…

Fresh Start Organic Farm

Totally organic, Nevada City grown vegetable and annual flower…

Golden West Apiaries

We produce local, natural, unheated honey. We use no synthetic…

14744 Meadow Dr.,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Greg's Organics

Organic heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, blackberries, Bartlett…

Grizzly Hill Organic Farm

CCOF Certified organic vegetable and herb transplants. Custom…

Heaven & Earth Farm

Heaven and Earth is a diversified family farm on the San Juan…

Hollyoak Ranch

Heritage and rare breed chickens -- Barnevelder, Australorp,…

Hopeful Hill Ranch

Award-winning, all-natural eggs in rainbow colors and grass hay.…

Jardin del Rio

Jardin del Rio offers tree-ripened fruit and vegetables too delicate…

Johansen Ranch

Family owned and operated by Mila, Olivia, and Rich Johansen.…

Laughing Dogs Farm

Heirloom tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins. Perennials, seasonal…

Lettuce Love Farms

Our goal is to assist in the cultivation of our earth. We are…