Columbia: Mountain People Organics


Posted by Annie in Opinion, Organic on October 4, 2014

Have you been to Mountain People Organics lately?  I don’t go all the time, but I probably go about four times a month.  In reality, it’s probably a good thing it’s not in Twain Harte or I’d spend all my spare time there.

Home made macaroni and cheese, with some dried...

Home made macaroni and cheese, with dried herbs!

Every week there is something different or new. They will have new vendors or new products.  This week they had Grass-fed Angus Ground Beef and the new cafe was a big hit.

Laura from 4 & 20 Blackbirds Bakery was in the cafe serving up dishes of two kinds of macaroni and cheese, salad in a jar, brownies, mini loaves of bread and much more. The booth stayed pretty busy through the lunch crowd and closed about 3:00 p.m.

Even though I don’t care for maple, that bread drenched in maple was really good.  The chefs are amazing, and each brings their own cooking style to the table.  You never know what you’ll end up with but two things are certain: It will be good and good for you.

I’m always amazed at the gluten-free choices these bakers come up with. The buying club even has large organic flour tortillas for $3.85! I couldn’t believe they were so cheap.  Compare the next time you visit the grocery store.  We’ve tried them and they’re fantastic. However, they are made without any preservatives so will mold pretty quickly. Buy and use them the same day.

Eye fillet of grass-fed beef.

Eye fillet of grass-fed beef.

Rawhide and Hurst Ranch have a booth with lots of grass-fed rib-eyes, bacon that is just the right thickness with non-gmo goodness, sausage that is mild and savory. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Join the buyers club.  It’s amazing how cheap I can get organic food for.  Yes, it takes a little getting used to ordering your groceries online but at least at home I can sit and listen to music instead of braving the crowds. Not everything is cheaper than conventionally grown, but it’s definitely worth the trip to come find out what’s here and at least pick up some raw milk. If I have to have milk from the store, I’ll buy the organic milk but my family prefers Organic Pastures Raw Milk. You’ve got to try it.

See all the MarketPlace Vendors. Open every Wednesday and Saturday ~  from Noon to 6 pm!

Located in Columbia, California at 10800 Airport Road, in the old National Guard Armory building next to the County Airport, now called “The Farmory.”

A quirky, new market filled up with local, organic farmers, artisans, food vendors and entrepreneurs; all with a focus on organic, sustainable, natural living.  A wonderful community gathering place. You will come to love it! Stop in at SaferPC and say hello.

This Wednesday in the Farmory Cafe we are having chicken paprikash with dinner rolls (my personal favorite), salad in a jar, hot dogs in tortillas, pasta, and meat buns.  Be sure to stop and check us out.  I’m working the booth tomorrow, be sure to stop and say hello.

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Spring has Sprung — a leak


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors, Twain Harte News on March 16, 2012

Get out the umbrella, dig out those galoshes and don’t forget the rain coat! It’s wet out there. It’s only been raining a couple of hours and we already have an inch and a half. But that’s not all… is calling for snow once again, in the forecast issued yesterday.

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Sierra Nevada — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada from Friday 5 PM through Saturday 5 PM.

Snow levels will begin around 4500 feet before lowering to 3000 feet on Saturday.

Light snow accumulations are possible from 3000 through 3500 feet. Four to eight inches of snow is likely above 4000 through 5000 feet.

We could really get it this time… or it could fizzle and just give us rain. Only time will tell. (I’m crossing my fingers hoping for snow.)

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