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Agriculture in Placer County

In the 1920’s Placer County was the “Fruit Shipping Capitol of the World” shipping over 69 million tons of fruits and nuts from the county.

Due to topography and weather, Placer County is famous for its unique high quality fruit: peaches, plums, nectarines, persimmons, kiwi, strawberries, and citrus (Mandarin Oranges in particular).

Rice and the nursery business are the two top agriculture products in Placer County followed closely by cattle and timber.

Residents and visitors purchase locally grown in-season PlacerGROWN products at Foothill Farmers’ Markets and learn about buying directly from growers in the Placer County Agriculture Guide featuring a Harvest Calendar and Map.

Major yearly festivals supporting agriculture include Loomis Eggplant Festival, Mountain Mandarin Festival at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn Wine and Food Festival and Community Festival in Auburn…all things PlacerGROWN.

The following organizations can provide more detailed agricultural information:

Placer County Agricultural Commission

11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
530 889-7372

Foothill Farmers' Market Association

PO Box 3343
Auburn, CA 95603
530 823-6183

PlacerGrown

11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
530 863-7487

Placer County Farm Bureau

10120 Ophir Road
Newcastle, CA 95658
916 663 2929

US Department of Agriculture Service Center

11661 Blocker Drive, Suite 120
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-6505

UC Cooperative Extension Service Farm Advisor

11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
530 889-7385