2020-2021_Nevada County Gold

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An in depth introduction to Historic Nevada County, California including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Truckee and Sierra County.

Mocha Freeze Caroline’s Coffee

BACKPORCH MARKET

135 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley

CAROLINE’S COFFEE ROASTERS

128 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley

A Delectable Adventure

SEEKING OUT PLACES to purchase interesting food can be delicious and fun. For

example, visit BackPorch Market in Grass Valley. This is a mom and pop specialty

food shop that carries artisan meats and cheeses, wines, pantry items and

prepared entrees. Picnic boxes are also available. backporchmarket.com Nearby is

Caroline’s, an “old school” coffee roaster. A family business, they roast five days a week

and carry a large assortment of coffees from around the world. Also check

out their in-house café. A street away is The Olive Groove where you

get to taste before you buy. Discover fused/infused olive oils, specialty

oils and aged balsamic vinegars; ask for paring suggestions.

Also available are gourmet sea salts, loose teas and more.

Across the way is Lazy Dog Chocolateria & Ice Cream Parlor,

a whimsical spot. Featured are homemade ice cream products,

including ice cream bars popular with locals. They also have an

extensive collection of candy.

For an adult experience, head to the Cirino’s at Main Street

bar. Try a Bloody Mary, then purchase a bottle of Jerry Cirino’s

legendary Bloody Mary Mix. His recipe has been a Nevada

County tradition for over 35 years.

Then it’s over to Nevada City for more discoveries. Treats has a loyal following

for their house-made, organic ice cream and sorbet. Be sure to try the seasonal

flavors. Local sources are used for flavors such as rhubarb, basil, raspberry and even

stout beer. Virtually across the street is Dedrick’s Cheese, a cut and wrap cheese shop

owned by an expert. For those with a sweet tooth, Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe

carries handmade chocolates, novelty candies and frozen treats. A favorite confection is

Nevada City Gold which literally melts in your mouth. Tucked into the New York Hotel is

the Truffle Shop. For 30 years, the shop has offered a tempting variety of locally made,

unique truffles. Also, check out their gourmet chocolate desserts.

A unique addition to the local scene is The Ham Stand, a salumeria or shop that sells,

and in this case also produces, a variety of cured meats, as well as BBQ products and

specialty cuts. It is located on Zion Street in Nevada City between Ridge Road and

Argall Way.

Nevada County has a number of farms where you can buy from growers. Drive out to

Bierwagen’s Donner Fruit Trail in Chicago Park for the famous homemade pie at their

Happy Apple Kitchen, then shop at the farm market. Or connect with a farm that offers

weekly boxes (CSAs), for example Mountain Bounty Farm. They deliver fresh picked,

organic vegetables to convenient pickup locations. mountainbountyfarm.com

Olive Groove

Cirino’s at Main Street

CIRINO’S AT MAIN STREET

213 W. Main St., Grass Valley

DEDRICK’S CHEESE

209 Commercial St, Nevada City

HAPPY APPLE KITCHEN

Hwy. 174, Chicago Park

LAZY DOG CHOCOLATERIA

111 Mill St., Grass Valley

NEVADA CITY CHOCOLATE SHOPPE

236 Broad St., Nevada City

MOUNTAIN BOUNTY FARM

(530) 292-3776

THE HAM STAND

821 Zion St., Nevada City

THE OLIVE GROOVE

126 Mill St., Grass Valley

THE TRUFFLE SHOP

408 Broad St., Nevada City

TREATS

210 Main St., Nevada City

DON’T PASS IT UP

(a pasty that is...)

Beginning in the 1850s, miners from

Cornwall, England came to Nevada

County to work the hardrock gold

mines. One of the most popular traditions

they brought with them proved

to be the “oggie” or Cornish pasty.

The pasty (pronounced pass-tee) is a

filled pastry crust made into a special

type of meat pie. Recipes varied, but

most were made with beef, along with

combinations of potatoes, onions

and/or turnips and spices. Cornish

miners carried their noonday meal

into the mine in buckets that had

three compartments. Typically there

was tea in the bottom, a pasty in the

middle and a saffron bun on the top.

Pasties are still made and enjoyed

locally, with both traditional recipes

and innovative combinations of ingredients.

They are perfect for a picnic,

so don’t pass one up!

MARSHALL’S PASTIES

203 Mill St., Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY PASTY CO.

100 S. Auburn, Grass Valley

ROOST

141 E. Main St., Grass Valley

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