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Mother Lode Harvest Hosts Farm Tour, Cooking Class

We had a gorgeous spring day for our winter quarter open house at Butte Mountain Farm on Saturday, and lots of people made the most of the day by coming out to the farm. Old and new friends alike enjoyed the views, the tour of Carolyn Boyd’s extensive farm, and meeting Carolyn and her baby lambs. A couple kids even had the opportunity to bottle-feed one lamb towards the end of the day.
The unique appeal of what Carolyn is doing on her farm drew people from as far away as Nevada, with one couple who had met her at a Folsom farmers’ market coming to put down a deposit on a lamb, which will be harvested later this year. Many people couldn’t resist purchasing some of Carolyn’s wonderful produce and other great products, like eggs, stewing chickens, dried herbs, and plants. Families that attended were happy to have the chance to learn about the process of raising plants and animals in a healthy, sustainable way.
On Thursday, March 26, Mother Lode Harvest will hold a seasonal cooking class at Amador 360, 18590 Hwy 49 in Plymouth, at 5:30 pm. Eating food that is local and seasonal this time of year means eating lots of wonderful greens. Chef and MLH member Shelly Hills will demonstrate several mouth­watering ways to cook the tasty greens that are available locally now.  Brian Miller of Amador 360 will give wine pairing tips for the dishes featured, and attendees can enjoy tastes of the food and wine. The class is open to the public, with limited seating, and is $10 per person. Please call Michelle Grondin at 209­419­2503 to reserve your seat.
  • March 26, 5:30 pm: Seasonal Cooking Class– Amador 360, Plymouth
  • April 16, 6-9 pm: Farm-to-fork Dinner at Rosebud’s Cafe, Jackson
  • April 25: The Great Sutter Creek Duck Race, Sutter Creek
  • May 2: Amador Four Fires, Plymouth
  • May 17: Spring Quarter Farm Tour– Winterport Farm, Ione
  • May 31: Farm-to-fork Dinner with music by Over the Edge– Friis Family Home, Sutter Creek

We are a Producer/Customer Association
Phone:  223-LODE (209-223-5633)
Address: 1235 Jackson Gate Rd., Jackson CA.
Email:  motherlodeharvest@gmail.com

MotherLode Harvest is a collection of local farmers, ranchers, bee keepers, candle makers and bakers throughout Amador, Calaveras, and other surrounding counties (local to within a 100-mile radius) who are pleased to offer their products, including olive oils, honey, eggs, a variety of meats, candles, yarn and wool, soaps, plants, apple cider and more for sale year-round.

Ordering window: Friday noon to Sunday 1PM
Distribution Hours: Tuesdays 10:30 – 12 and 4:30 –6PM

Our association is membership-based: $25 for customers or $100 for producer members to join. This is due when you pick up your first order.

We have two ways to shop for our fresh, locally produced products:

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Box: Subscribe on a monthly or quarterly basis by contacting Michelle Grondin– then pick up your box every Tuesday. Included in the weekly box is a mix of seasonal fruits and vegetables, and sometimes eggs and meat. Our boxes come in two sizes: Family box (8 – 10 items: $100 monthly or $292.50 quarterly) and Single boxes (6 – 8 items: $80 monthly or $234 quarterly).

IN ADDITION TO OUR MAIN DISTRIBUTION SITE (ADDRESS ABOVE), WE NOW HAVE TWO ADDITIONAL PICKUP LOCATIONS FOR OUR CSA BOX SUBSCRIBERS ONLY FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF $3 PER BOX. PICK-UP HOURS FOR THE SATELLITE LOCATIONS ARE TUESDAYS 11AM TO 6PM.

- Plymouth, at Amador 360 (18590 Hwy 49)
– Volcano, at The Country Store (16146 Main Street)

Individual items: Order these either on this website (click on the Shop tab above) or just drop on in during our distribution hours. These items are much the same produce as the CSA boxes but we also have eggs, meat, candles, yarn, body care products, herbal teas, herbal tinctures, and baked goods.

* Note: CSA boxes and individual products listed on these pages are not guaranteed to be available every week. Since we are seasonal and local, we are subject to weather, inventory and other distribution challenges.

Box subscribers are also welcome to shop for the individual items whenever they wish to.
Our meat is processed through a USDA approved facility and baked goods are prepared in licensed commercial kitchens. All of our vegetables growers follow Certified Naturally Grown standards.

To be part of this great opportunity to buy quality local products, JOIN now. Please note that your membership fee doesn’t apply until you actually order!

Still thinking about it? Click on any one of the links to the Food Boxes on the right to see what’s been in the CSA Boxes over the last few weeks. Check out our newsletters to see our recipes and learn about our tours, and other fun stuff. Or if you want to see what individual items are typically available and their prices, click on the SHOP link above and scroll down to the “Products” box*.

For additional information on how our association works, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Join our association by clicking on the “Join” button, or if you are already a member, click on the “Login” button. We hope you enjoy our offerings!

VOLUNTEER CALENDAR: We love volunteers! We need volunteers! It’s fun, it’s easy and best of all, it’s only an hour and a half! If you’re interested in working some shifts, this is how you do it.

Click on our Volunteer Calendar to see what shifts are available. TO SIGN UP FOR  A SHIFT, either email Carolyn or call the Mother Lode Harvest distribution center (209) 223-LODE(5633)  during distribution hours posted above. Thank you for your support!

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