Calaveras County is tucked away in the foothills between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe and offers a variety of locally grown products available to the community and visitors. There is a wide selection of products that lead to a diverse market, including fresh fruits and vegetables, wines, olive oils, and livestock products from cashmere yarns and worm castings to beef and lamb to Llamas.
What Is CalaverasGROWN??
CalaverasGROWN is a countywide cooperative marketing program designed to assist agricultural producers market their products. The objectives of CalaverasGROWN are to implement a strategic marketing program that incorporates all aspects of agriculture.
What Are Our Goals?
* Develop an expanded demand for locally grown and processed foods
* Increase agriculture production, profitability and opportunity
* Create and enhance a more sustainable community
* Enhance economic development and stability in Calaveras County
Nature provides a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and livestock products throughout the year in our local area. Some foods have their own seasons while others are available year-round.
Informed consumers can choose a healthy, environmentally sound diet by simply substituting locally grown fruits and vegetables that are in season for foods that have traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles. Fruits and vegetables that are in season at different times of the year can provide many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy diet.
Buying locally will provide you with high quality products. You can expect to purchase food and products that are fresher, riper and tastier than products that have traveled great distances to get to the market. Enhanced flavor, improved nutrition and increased variety are real Calaveras gold.
Look for the CalaverasGROWN logo to be assured that the products you select are locally grown and in season.