Less than a minute from busy Interstate 80, Newcastle Produce is tucked into the historic fruit sheds of old town Newcastle, once the fruit shipping capital of the world.
Locals say that Newcastle Produce is the best place around to find fresh, local produce, and no wonder! "At our own Twin Brooks Farm just a few minutes from here, we pick produce fresh every morning and take it to NP to sell at its peak of flavor and nutrition," says owner Jan Thompson. "When you pay attention to your taste buds, you know that local produce tastes the best."
The dizzying array of foothill bounty shares space with gourmet food products, including oodles of olive oils, sassy sauces and jams, a large collection of foothill wines, artisan cheese, divine chocolates, local free range eggs, local grass fed meats, freshly baked breads, dried fruits, nuts, and more. "I always look to Placer County producers first, then the surrounding counties of our food shed, and then to Northern California," Jan adds."There is a tremendous wealth of products to choose from within a one hundred mile radius of our own front door."
Chef Chelsea Federwitz and her talented staff prepare fresh, healthful salads, sandwiches, soups, casseroles, quiche and more for the hungry crowds who come to the NP deli every day for lunch and for quick dinner items to take home - all featuring local produce, of course. Chelsea was trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Saint Helena and her irresistible scones pair perfectly with a latte, cappuccino or cup of house-made chai.
So go ahead, sit for awhile and take a break from you busy day before you begin your shopping adventure at Newcastle Produce.
Come on in and taste the difference!