LOCALLY SOURCED

A Working Vacation

Learn about an expanding program that allows you to visit your favorite national park, but also work to preserve it. Yosemite National Park, located in California’s Sierra Nevada, is renowned for its ancient sequoia trees and iconic Tunnel View,...

Perfect Pairs Summer 2019

BBQ SEASON It’s summertime and that means pulling out the grill for some lazy dinners on the deck or easy dinner parties for a crowd. But what to pair with that delicious charred meat? We turned to Ed Ferencik of Butcher’s...

Summer Markets

Summer produce tastes delicious, but is also fun to buy—especially when you ditch Safeway for an evening of art, music and kids’ activities instead. This time of year, you almost feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t live here. Delectable...

From Their Garden to Your Table

Saturday mornings in the summer are made for farmers’ markets. Perusing the vibrant bounty of local harvests inspires healthy living and innovative dishes. Debora and Leo Chapman, of Chapman Family Farms, are on hand every week at the Nevada...

Rideable Art

Artisans’ masterpieces are usually displayed in a museum, home or business. But Garrett Villanueva’s masterpieces are displayed on the water. That’s because he creates standup paddleboards made from wood. Most SUPs are constructed from fiberglass and epoxy. It takes Villanueva more...

Q&A with Reno Aces’ Cody Decker

Summer is baseball, so SL’s Matthew Bieker sat down with a local player to hear about the Aces’ season so far. In your own words, what’s your career been like? A cautionary tale. Don’t do this. When I was...

Locally Sourced Summer 2019

It’s summer in the Sierra! Meet a local baseball player and hear what he has to say about his sport and his team. Discover the backstory of an artist who creates functional paddleboards. Learn why a father-and-son barbecue restaurant...

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sunset chasers

Sunset Chasers Summer 2019

The sun sets later on summer evenings, meaning more of us can catch this magical moment—as we leave work, as we start the fire in the grill, as we drive to the cabin for vacation. Whatever you’re doing, we here at Sierra Living urge you to take the time...
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Think Outside the Beach

Of course the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe beckon in summer months, and we are by no means suggesting you forgo this pleasure entirely. But after a day or two in a beach chair with your favorite book, occasionally napping under your sun hat, you may have the motivation...
Yosemite vacation

A Working Vacation

Learn about an expanding program that allows you to visit your favorite national park, but also work to preserve it. Yosemite National Park, located in California’s Sierra Nevada, is renowned for its ancient sequoia trees and iconic Tunnel View, which gives an expansive look of Yosemite Valley, the breathtaking...