NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 19, 2018 – Celebrate our community and meet local Nevada County farmers at Soup Night Thurs., March 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm at the Miners Foundry.

5:30 – Soup and Bread Served and meet your local farmers!

6:00-7:30pm – Dancing to Achilles Wheel Trio!

Location: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City

Price: $10 for everyone 10 and above.  Free for children 9 and under.  Tickets available online through March 21st and then at the door if not already sold out. Purchase online safely through PayPal or come to our office to pay by check (313 Railroad Ave., Suite 201, Nevada City – Monday – Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm)

Please bring your own bowls and spoons. Local beer and wine along with non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for purchase.

Do you love fresh, locally grown food?  Join us for dinner and enjoy a hearty soup and bread.

Dance to the country and bluegrass sound of Achilles Wheel Trio

Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo and Shelby Snow are singer/ songwriters and front men of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel.  As an acoustic trio they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of country and bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. But it’s the infectious quality of their songwriting that really shines in this setting, and the diverse nature of it as well. Paul and Jonny work off of each other like two sides of the same coin, actively looking for and pushing each other to find the most in whatever song they’re playing.  Shelby on the bass is like a river, both calm and turbulent, that runs through it and ties it all together.

Meet your local farmers

Back to Basics Farm – Patty and Rob Bielen

Bitney Springs Farm – Christine Riccio and Mark Sheffer

Bitney Springs Farm is a place where food is grown with the utmost attention paid to providing the most flavorful, nutrient filled fruits, vegetables, and meat.  How do we do this?  It all starts with the soil in which our produce is grown and our animals are pastured on.  We plant cover crops, continually add organic matter to our fields, and don’t use any herbicides, pesticides, or non-organic fertilizers.  We grow a wide variety of annual row crops such as tomatoes, corn, beans, summer squashes, pumpkins, winter squashes, hot peppers, watermelons, cantaloupe, radishes and flowers.  In addition, we have a small stone fruit orchard.  We also raise animals in small numbers for meat.  Our steers, pigs and lambs are pampered and petted daily.  One would be hard pressed to find animals raised for meat that are more loved than the ones on our farm.

We keep our farm beautiful and use it for hosting events such as weddings and private parties.  Much of the food for our events comes right off the farm.  In the summer of 2018 we will also be opening our farm to overnight stays through AirBnB.   We look forward to you visiting and shopping at our farm stand.  (Hours to be posted on our web site in the Spring  –

Calmil Teoyotica – Sara Raskie and Tony H. Cervantes 

Calmil Teoyotica is the Sacred House Surrounded by Flowers. Our vision is to build a relationship with Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Flora and Fauna to create loving food medicine sustaining our healthiest relationship with all of Creation. We specialize in care taking a diverse range of cultivars within a permaculture environment. We will also grow specialty foods and medicine for you at our farm. We offer fresh and dried herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers, wild crafted food medicine, tinctures, salves and other products. Our mission is to offer and promote local food medicine tended with love, within the natural cycles of Creation. We are open to trade. We also do direct sales to caterers, restaurants, herbalists, herbal retailers, and stores. This season we will offer a farm stand on Lewis Road next to the old cemetery off of Willow Valley Rd. We also offer workshops on traditional food medicine within the context of the Medicine Wheel.

Early Bird Farm – Drew Speroni

Early Bird Farm is a worker-owner co-operative farm where nourishing foods of the highest quality are produced. The stewards of Early Bird Farm are focused first on soil health and conservation, knowing that only through proper care and respect for the land, nutritious, flavorful plants and animals can thrive.

With enthusiasm and comradery, love of learning and constant improvement of our skills, we implement innovative soil science techniques that support a healthy agricultural environment.  In turn, the farm provides for our customers nourishing foods, in effect playing our part in enhancing the quality of life in our community and preserving the quality of our environment for generations to come.  Early Bird Farm supplies local restaurants, caterers and grocery stores with fresh organic produce and stone milled flours. Individual special orders can be placed via email or phone too.

Indian Springs Organic Farm – Mike Pasner

Indian Springs Organic Farm, owned by the Mike Pasner family, has been a Local CCOF (California Certified Organic Farm) for 32 years. Here in Penn Valley on 33 acres we have always made our own compost. Our farm products include; winter squash, table grapes, flowers, garlic, apricots, plums, pluots, cherries, fig, pumpkin watermelon, cantaloupe, tomato, corn, compost and more. Feel free to check out our website at Indian Springs Organic Farm to arrange pick up, delivery and to see which stores carry our goods. We are proud to support, and be supported by Sierra Harvest, Nevada County Grown and the Tahoe Food Hub. Like our facebook page for current updates on available food. Contact Mike at 530 432 3755 or 

Mountain Bounty Farm – John Tecklin

Nestled along the Yuba River near Nevada City, CA, Mountain Bounty Farm grows a great variety of exceptional organic produce for our local community. We are the oldest and largest CSA farm in the Sierras, and we put tremendous care and skill into growing superb produce for our members. Farming with love and care since 1997, we aim to provide a reliable local source of the highest quality produce for our area, and to work towards the economic sustainability of our rural community. We also want the farm to be a place of inspiration and beauty, a place to reconnect to food and the joys of food culture. Our farming style and philosophy are very simple. By being very attentive to the land, the crops, and the weather, we can succeed at the very challenging art of growing good food. Our techniques involve time-tested organic farming practices that above all prioritize care for the soil. We make heavy use of cover crops, beneficial insectary plantings, compost and organic soil amendments. We are certified organic by CCOF, however we see the organic standards as a starting point and believe that a much better job is possible. Our efforts and investments are rewarded with a bounty of exceptional produce and a farm that continues to improve year by year. Our produce can be found at Three Forks, Heartwood, Stonehouse, Briar Patch, California Organics, Mother Truckers, and New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee. 

Nevada County Grown

Nevada County Grown is a non-profit organization created to promote local farmers and ranchers and to strengthen the connection between Nevada County agriculture and the larger community.

Riverhill Farm – Antonio Garza and Daylin Wade

Riverhill Farm is nestled in a bowl on Cement Hill above the Yuba River. Founded over 15 years ago by Alan Haight, the farm is transitioning to the stewardship of Antonio Garza and Daylin Wade this year. We grow a diversity of vegetable crops with a special focus and passion for lettuce, peppers, and tomatoes. Every Wednesday afternoon from May to November we have a farm stand on site that includes are delicious veggies and u-pick strawberries and blackberries. We are also at the summer Nevada City Farmers Market. Find out all about the farm at

Starbright Acres Family Farm – Aleta and Ken Barrett 

Starbright Acres Family Farm produces and supports production of nutritious, delicious, planet friendly food for our local community and family. Support of our local food network includes hosting field trips, involvement with local schools & agricultural programs, selling vegetable starts and sharing farming knowledge with community members.  We value the health of our family, community, and planet. Nutritious, delicious, planet friendly food – Eat right at Starbright!

Starbright Acres produce and vegetable starts are Certified Organic through CCOF. We sell at our on-farm produce stand, at the Nevada City Farmers Market, the Nevada County Certified Growers Market at the North Star House, at Briar Patch, Three Forks, New Moon and other local stores & Restaurants.  We sell farm credit and this year will be accepting payments via Credit Cards.  You can buy gift cards now as well starting at $25 value – what a great gift for local friends and family!

Thanks to our incredible donors


BriarPatch Food Co-op

Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Co.

Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli


Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Co.

Flour Garden Bakery

Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli