Bountiful: Touring Placer County Farms

I wrote an article about going on a farm and wine tour through Placer County with the company Local Roots, which aims to connect consumers with farmers. It’s all part of that farm-to-fork movement you’ve probably been hearing about. The article appears in the September issue of the Granite Bay View. Read it here. (Photos by Cole Allen).

Carol Iwasaki prepares a delicious peach treat at Twin Peaks Orchards in Newcastle, Calif.

Carol Iwasaki prepares a delicious peach treat at Twin Peaks Orchards in Newcastle, Calif.

Yum yum at Newcastle Produce.

Yum yum at Newcastle Produce.

Rich Colwell owns Thundering Herd Mandarin Farm in Penryn, Calif.
Rich Colwell owns Thundering Herd Mandarin Ranch in Penryn, Calif.

Promotoras Provide Crucial Link For Latino Communities

I wrote an article for YES! magazine’s website on promotoras in Placer County, Calif. These women (and sometimes men) are trusted leaders who help form a new and crucial link between the Latino community and the broader society.

In the photo below, several women and one man attend a weekly meeting in the city of Roseville, led by Maria Cordova (far right), where they share stories and provide emotional support. Cordova is a promotora.

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