BriarPatch Food 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 such as:

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

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.

Sierra Harvest
The Sierra Harvest mission is to educate, inspire, and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food.

As a community-owned cooperative, part of BriarPatch Food Co-op’s mission is to support our community while building our local economy.

Join us in connecting with local and regional farms, ranches, and businesses by looking for the local/regional signs and thinking local first as you shop.

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!

We support local farmers by:

  • Providing a stable market.
  • Paying fair prices.
  • Planning for crops we need.
  • Teaching retail practices.
  • Guaranteeing farm loans.
  • Financing organic certification.

Local Food Coalition

Western Nevada County’s local farms and farmers:

Receive Owner Benefits!

Owner Jo and Kids

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