On the scene with our community partners

KVMR Celtic Festival


KVMR Celtic BoothKVMR CelticBriarPatch was happy and pound to provide fresh fruit and healthy snacks at the Festival. The booth was created by local company Sierra Exhibits for the Co-op. Photos by Akim Aginsky


Fire Food Relief

Fire Food ReliefFire Food ReliefFire Food Relief

The many fires that spread throughout Nevada County in October had a lasting impact on our community. Peace Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, Twin Cities Community Church, and the Nevada County Fairgrounds were some of the evacuation sites during the fire. BriarPatch was proud to provide healthy food options to community members with allergies and sensitivities seeking shelter.

Rainbow Chamber of Commerce LGBT Scholarship Gala

Rainbow Chamber of Commerce LGBT Scholarship GalaBriarPatch donated two gift baskets to the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce LGBT Scholarship Gala. Congratulations to BriarPatch Owners Angie and Teresa for their work and recognition in Sacramento!

Donor Appreciation Dinner at Food Love Farm

Donor Appreciation dinner at food love farmSierra Harvest and BriarPatch enjoy a wonderful partnership, SierraHarvest served a garden-fresh meal at the Partner Appreciation Dinner at their educational farm site in Nevada City, Food Love Farm.

HeART & Wine Gala – One Source

HeART & Wine GalaHeART & Wine GalaAppetizer ingredients, wine, and beer was donated by BriarPatch to the “HeART & Wine Gala” at the One Source – Empowering Caregivers Fundraiser.

Nevada County Grown Bounty of the County

Nevada County Grown Bounty of the CountyNevada County Grown Bounty of the CountyBriarPatch participated in the Nevada County Grown “Bounty of the County.”The BriarPatch Deli team worked together to prepare a delicious Watermelon Gazpacho featuring local ingredients. Chef Pat Kersten created the recipe.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Employee Health Fair

Health Fair PumpkinsHealth FairBriarPatch not only served samples of healthy snacks and kombucha at the SNMH Employee Health Fair, but the Co-op also donated a Gift Basket, created by Hilary Dart, and 40 locally grown pumpkins.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Volunteer PartyVolunteer PartyVolunteers are an important part of BriarPatch. They enjoyed sushi prepared by class teacher Mayumi Travalero at the Cooking School.

SYRCL Yuba River Clean-up

Shelby Vintere (Love Photography) The Yuba River is a vital part of our community. BriarPatch’s Toon Vandevorst and Julie Hubbard, along with Julie’s daughter and many other volunteers contributed their time to help at the Annual Clean-Up. BriarPatch also donated 500lbs of Deli-made salad to feed the volunteers. Photos by Shelby Vintere (Love Photography) and Nathan Anglin.