Shining a light on the diverse crops and artisanal foods that come from the Sierra Foothills, Local Roots tours take you to vineyards, nut and fruit orchards, and groves of olive trees, all aiming to open your eyes—and your mouth—to the region’s bounty. You’ll discover a cornucopia of fresh fruit, produce, nuts, and wine produced in this Placer County region. As you drive from stop to stop (four or five per 4-hour tour) guides share local insights and stories, as well as plenty of samples. Chat with farmers and growers while you snack on fresh cheese or unpeel a just-picked Mandarin (one of Placer County’s signature crops). Travel to different sites in a cushy “executive” bus, with time out for a gourmet lunch. Local Roots tours are offered weekends; check the website for various tours and when they are scheduled (season varies depending on crops).
Local Roots Food Tours