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6A Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Homegrown Festival celebrates local food & farms What could make a little boy happier than digging for worms? Cyrus Steven and mom, Jessica, rake carefully through the worm bin, looking for signs of the industrious corn posters. Photo by Mona Hill In its third year, the Home- grown Festival on Saturday, Aug. 28, was exactly as adver- tised: a celebration of local food and farming. Plumas Rural Services, Thompson Valley Ranch and Quincy Natural Foods hosted and continued to expand awareness of "Think Local First" when it comes to agri- culture and farm-related products. From lowly bees to the flowers on the table, everything growers brought came from within a 100-mile radius of Plumas County. In addition to food, there were a number of demonstra- tions and information booths, For more as well as hayride ranch photos see tours, page 7A i' Plumas County Animal Control will also be on hand to provide one-stop licensing services. Thurs., Sept. 9th 5:30 - 6:30pm Greenville Jr./St. High Parking Lot Doyle Rolston, DVM Suzanna Elkjer, DVM INDIAN CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 258 Old Arlington Rd., Crescent Mills 284-6187 SEPTEMBER EVENTS BAR/DECK SPECIALS ~ Tuesday- September 14 ~ 6-9 p.m. aFar East Asia" LIVE MUSIC ~ Saturday, September 11 ~ Dave WIanning Band Folk singer and songwriter Alaska's Piano Man Dave Manning is real Americana! Music starts at 9:30pro s5 cover. FREE to dinner guests 836-1111 402 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle jl._ k Visit www.plumaspinesgoif.com for more special events. Simon Becwar Berry and Quincy Natural Food's Jamie Huynh, Member Services coordinator, could have used the Little Red Hen. With an assist from a modern box fan, they separate the wheat from the chaff. Although the cool weather didn't seem suited to the selection of salads, they too look particularly tasty. Artfully combining Manchego cheese, figs and thinly sliced pears on a bed of mixed greens or burrata cheese, garnished with cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley and olive oil, left Conry's audience eager for a taste. this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for another great summer seasonl We feel so blessed thatyou always bring family and friends to our shop for a special outing, when they come to visit. We're open 7 days a week just foryoul Monday - Saturday I Oam - 5 pm Sunday I Oam - 4pro Hwy 89, Crescent Mills 530-284-60 i 6 Richard IC Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0B68653 Providing Insurance .& Financial Services 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 www.richardstockton.us WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE Free Discount Double Check" too. rll make sure your auto coverage is the best fit, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting, Like a good neighbor, State Farm is them? CALL ME TODAY 00lStateFarm Workshop to focus on small farming Mona Hill Staff Writer mhill@yahoo.com Gabe Miller, land steward- ship coordinator for the Feath- er River Land Trust, recently announced highlights of the fifth annual sustainable agri- culture workshop. This year's workshop Fri- day, Oct. 8, will focus on "The Future of Agriculture, Food, and the People Who Grow It." The daylong workshop, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., will be at the fairgrounds in Quincy. Keynote speaker Joanne Neft will discuss the future of agri- culture Neft, well known in the Placer County agricultural community, founded the Foothill Farmers Market in 1990 and the Mountain Man- darin Festival a few years later. In 1999, the Placer County Board of Supervisors named Neft to chair Placer Legacy Citizen's Advisory Committee, which in turn evolved into the Placer County Agriculture Marketing Program. Neft served as program director for five years. The Placer County program has served as a model for agri- culture marketing outreach in California and around the na- tion. Neft owns Lincoln's Persim- mon Caf6, which features Plac- erGROWN, in-season meals. The menu includes fruits, veg- etables and meats purchased from local farms and ranches, mostly within a 20-mile range. Neft and Laura Caballero are the authors of "Placer County Real Food Cookbook." Holly George, for Plumas County's University of Califor- nia Cooperative Extension, and Steve Frisch, president of Sierra Business Council, will discuss the county's General Plan update. Workshop attendees will have an opportunity to attend breakout sessions before and after lunch, as well as tour dis- play booths on,targeted graz- ing, native p01nators, solar water pumps and'nore. Tentative topics include small-scale farm start-up, nox- ious weeds, agriculture in the classroom and resources for educators, marketing for small-scale growers and more. 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