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Mountain Mandarin Growers hosting bingo night at Blue Goose

The Assistance League of Greater Placer holds its annual “Bingo Round-Up” fundraiser in April, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed Event Center in Loomis. Utilizing the expertise of A ...

Community Calendar

The Loomis Farmers’ Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Those who have farm or homegrown fruits, vegetables, nuts, value-added products or ...

Community Briefs

A book sale will be held by the Friends of the Penryn Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the library, located at 2215 Rippey Road in Penryn. A large selection of ...

Use vintage recipe to preserve figs

Learn how to preserve figs using a 100-year-old recipe during a community education program hosted by the Placer County Museums department. The free program starts at 10 a.m. Satur ...

Local cookbook serving up 'Real Food'

Placer County is extraordinarily edible. Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny spent each Monday in 2009 creating and serving dinner for eight in Neft’s Auburn home. Neft, a longtime agri ...

Mandarin growers name new scholarship for Neft

The Mountain Mandarin Grower Association has established the Joanne K. Neft Scholarship fund to assist graduating seniors planning to continue their education, and to recognize the ...

Media buzzing over mandarin health benefits

With sniffles and coughs heralding the start of cold season, word of Placer County’s super fruit is going viral on a national scale. Placer County’s mandarin orange crop is fro ...

Manadarin support now could reap rich future rewards

Agriculture proponent Joanne Neft might very well have the hook to put Placer County’s mandarins on the map, but she can’t do it alone. On a quest to determine the health benef ...