Where grocery stores are sparse, one family farm nourishes a California town
Original story at latimes.com• 8 mentions • 2 weeks ago
latimes.com 2 weeks ago
A lot of people in this Sierra foothills town start sentences with “used to be.” There used to be sawmill jobs. Used to be mining. Used to be a plaque that marked this as the exact center of California — until someone stole it last year. But so far, the Gnarly Carrot has escaped past tense. The organic market, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, has joined a farm and school garden as the latest step in one family’s attempt to change the local food supply. “We've got everyone in these hills: yogis, loggers, old cattle ranchers, home-schoolers of every ...