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Tahoe Tea

Friends Bring Heart-Sourced Kombucha to the Sierra Nevada. By Katrina Paz Photos courtesy of Folk Brewing Co. There are many things that make a product special: Where it’s made, how it’s made and who makes it. FOLK Brewing Co. incorporates all these...

The Ultimate Street Tacos

Late summer and early fall are still prime time for a backyard barbecue, but people are bone-weary of ribs, burgers and hot dogs with that predictable scoop of potato salad. Kick it up a notch by serving chicken and...

U-Pick Apples

There is honestly nothing better than picking an apple from a tree, rubbing it on your shirt sleeve and biting right into it. And this experience only gets better if you have, say, your 8- and 11-year-old with you,...

Locally Sourced August and September 2018 Issue

The Sierra Nevada may be famous for its high seasons—winter and summer—but shoulder seasons here are not to be missed. Quieter, with smaller crowds and milder temperatures, you can pick apples from mature orchards, attend a nationally recognized film...

A Win-Win?

Learn how a diverse group is solving a decades-old controversy at the lake. By Whip Villarreal Photo from iStock The Lake Tahoe Shoreline Plan, designed by a coalition of stakeholders comprised of homeowners, government entities and environmentalists, is a strategy that protects...

Q&A with Jesse Locks

Q&A with Nevada City Film Festival Director Jesse Locks by Matthew Bieker Feature Photo by Ingrid Nelson Every September, Nevada City becomes our own Sundance, with an independent film festival that draws industry professionals and audiences to the Gold Country foothills, just...

#BringYourOwn

Is it time for you to kick the plastic water bottle habit? You can buy a variety of Klean Kanteen products online (kleankanteen.com), as well as at grocery and sporting goods stores and other retailers throughout the Sierra Nevada. By...

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Here are Sierra Living’s Editors’ Picks for people to watch and trends to admire, followed by the “winners” of categories that are very deliberately tongue-in-cheek. Despite our humorous approach, however, we are perfectly serious about our recommendations, all of which exemplify what we love most about the Sierra Nevada:...
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Tahoe Tea

Friends Bring Heart-Sourced Kombucha to the Sierra Nevada. By Katrina Paz Photos courtesy of Folk Brewing Co. There are many things that make a product special: Where it’s made, how it’s made and who makes it. FOLK Brewing Co. incorporates all these qualities into its intricately crafted teas, which come from the...