Farmers from 30 local farms pictured with BriarPatch staff.

BriarPatch Co-op supports the local food movement.
Look for local food throughout the store as well as at local farmers markets, farm stands, and farm CSA (community-supported agriculture) programs.

Nevada County Grown
Working to support, bring to market, and celebrate the local farmer and rancher in Nevada County, California. Download the Nevada County Farm Guide.

Nevada County Growers Market
Nevada County Certified Growers’ Markets are held seasonally from May through October in Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Penn Valley; check their website for locations, days, and times.

Nevada City Farmers Market
This popular market in downtown Nevada City opens in June 2012 and runs until November, on Saturdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Local Food Coalition
Working together to support local farmers, preserve local farms and farmland, and ensure a local food supply in the western Nevada County area of California.

Local Food Freedom of Nevada County
Seeking to assert its rights as Citizens of Nevada County to produce, buy, and trade locally grown produce, meats, dairy products and legal herbs.

Living Lands Agrarian Network
Living Lands Agrarian Network provides training and mentorship to a new generation of farmers.

Look for these logos at the Patch!

Local Business

Why Buy Local?

  • Local farms and ranches preserve the open land we all enjoy, while ensuring a local food supply… plus the food is fresher and tastes better!
  • Local farms and businesses create local jobs, support local charities, and build our local economy.
  • Local farms and businesses keep more money in the community, so we all live better!

Nevada County Grown

Owner Benefits

Stop by customer service, read, complete, and sign an Ownership Agreement/Application.