Nevada County Grown seeks new members
April 22, 2014
Nevada County Grown, which brought you the Farm Guide in Monday's The Union, is recruiting new members who are supportive of local agriculture. Nevada County Grown is currently made up of 85 producer members and 15 community members.
Individuals or businesses can join as community members and will be listed on their website. Membership applications can be found on the website at: nevadacountygrown.org or look for their booth at The Union's Home and Garden Show Saturday and Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Nevada County Grown was incorporated in 2008 as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), as a nonprofit marketing organization to promote farmers and ranchers while educating the general public about the importance and value of agriculture to the county. It grew out of the Come Home to Eat events that began in 2007 and developed into the Local Food Connection.
In addition to the Farm Guide, Nevada County Grown creates an ag-sperience exhibit at the county fair and maintains a website. As the budget allows, they also produce marketing materials to raise awareness of the county's agriculture.
This year at the Draft Horse Classic, the second annual Bounty of the County event will take place. The afternoon features pairings of local chefs and barbecue experts with the produce and meats of Nevada County Grown farmers and ranchers.
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