Thursday, February 27, 2020

Amador County Public Health: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Local Mitigation Measures
Post Date: 02/27/2020 1:08 PM

Amador County Public Health is working closely with our regional, state and federal public health partners to closely monitor and respond to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), a new respiratory virus. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Amador County. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Public Health is also working with local health care providers to ensure readiness to respond to this novel virus.

Tips to Protect Yourself and Others:
At this time, there are no special precautions beyond the usual recommended measures to prevent infections.
Community members should do the following to prevent the spread of respiratory illness:
Wash your hands with soap and water, rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when your cough.
Stay home if you are sick.
Seasonal flu activity remains high in California. Amador Public Health also recommends getting a flu shot to protect from the flu.

“If this virus does come to Amador County we have plans in place that we will activate,” comments Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer. “First to focus on are prevention measures like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Amador Public Health also has existing isolation and quarantine protocols and pandemic influenza plans that would be easily applied to a coronavirus outbreak.” 

This is a rapidly evolving situation and preparing for events such as COVID-19 is part of the everyday work of public health professionals. One of the most important ways we combat the spread of illness like a coronavirus is through education and information from reliable sources. Amador County Public Health will continue to closely monitor this emerging novel virus.

For more information on COVID-19 visit:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

VisitAmador Member Spotlight: Gold Country Adventures, Inc.

Gold Country Adventures, Inc.
Visit Amador's Member of the month!

Black Chasm & California Cavern is a family run legacy proudly operated by
CEO Natalie Fairchild Broglio, 3rdgeneration operator with deep roots in the community now established as Gold Country Adventures, Inc. 

With fresh perspective and focused motivation to tourism and Amador community partners both Broglio and Marketing Director Natalie Warren are eager to share breathtaking grounds, guest centers, venue space and
‘one of a kind’ experiences, tours and events. Be sure to ask for the ‘local’s discount at Black Chasm Cavern in Volcano and California Cavern in Mt. Ranch.
Spelunking anyone?

That and much more waits you – Both "Natalie's" are eager to meet you
& coordinate your next adventure!

Ph: (888) 488-1960 | Cell: (209) 890-0240

Gold Country Adventures, Inc. - PO Box 555 - Angels Camp, CA 95222

Member Spotlight is sent to preferred partners, members and community supporters of Amador Council of tourism - Member Spotlight is featured Monthly with Invitation to promote business at an ACT Board Meeting -
Sign up to be featured for Member Spotlight List:
Amador Council of Tourism Ph: 209.267.9249

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Mother Lode Exchange - Feb 25-Mar 2

Indoor, Year-Round!

Eat Clean, Nurture Your Body, Shop Local, Connect with Your Community

Open Every Wednesday and Saturday 11am-3pm

Introducing something new at the Exchange.
Starting March 7th...
HOW TO MAKE-Fresh Pizza Dough





(Weather depending)

Hand milled wheat, homemade sourdough, super fresh!

Hot & Ready in 4 minutes!


Kneading Dough Bakery
Jackson, CA

Kneading Dough Bakery is MOVING
from Volcano to a new location!

Offering breads and other baked goods.

12275 Martell Rd #14, Jackson, CA

You can still find them at the Mother Lode Exchange every Wednesday and Saturday.

Have a special order? Order with Kneading Dough and pick it up at the Exchange!


Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients: (local and organic when you can)

Goat cheese
Toasted bread such as English muffins
Arugula, lettuce, romaine-washed and well drained
Baked proscuitto or pancetta (optional).
Toasted walnuts.
Honey 2 Tbsp
Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 shallots, minced
A couple thyme sprigs, leaves chopped
About 20 kalamata or black curred olives, chopped.


Make an emulsion mustard with honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Whisk in vinegar and add remaining ingredients.
Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Toast bread on hot skillet with a drizzle of oil.
Top with cheese and place under the broiler for about 4 min.

Season salad generously with the vinaigrette.
Add some walnuts and proscuitto and melted cheese.
Add more vinaigrette and serve immediately – Enjoy!

The Mother Lode Exchange
is an Earth conscious organization.
We know you love our PLANET too!
Let's all do our part.

"It is estimated that at least eight million tons of plastic waste is added to the world's oceans each year.

Plastic can remain in the environment for over 1,000 years before it begins to decompose.

And if we continue at the rate we're going, studies predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight.

As many as one trillion plastic bags that are produced each year are discarded after 15 minutes of use."


Think about how much petroleum is needed
to produce all of this plastic...

That's why we would like to encourage our awesome customers to bring your own reusable produce and shopping bags. Our vendors will also be working towards using less plastic packaging.

"It's up to us to make this thing last."

-Leah Smith

Don't Forget Your Bags!


Robert's Pizza Oven joins us on Saturdays with handmade oven-fired pizzas ready in 4 minutes!

Lucy's Spice Box offering her super HEALTHY and convenient, locally sourced, take-away lunches on Wednesdays.

Casa de la Pradera offers homemade breads made with organic flours and jams with organic fruit. Spiced walnuts, quince 'membrillo' (candy), and dried persimmons.

Resonance of Light with herbal creams, salves, jewelry and more.

South River Lavender offering lavender bunches, handmade soaps, lavender essential oil and fresh bouquets.

Winterport Farm with pasture-raised Beef.

Butte Mountain Farm will be there with lots of fresh produce, eggs, soy-free chicken and dried goods.

Pancake Power Foods with her organic baking mixes, spices, and breads.

PT Ranch offering whole pastured chicken.

Upcountry Farm with local, organically grown and delicious seasonal vegetables.

Sierra Herbal Wellness with a host of herbal teas.

Sacred Flores offers intuitive sessions, goats milk soaps and metaphysical supplies.

Two Women and a Farm has handmade soaps and candles, metaphysical supplies, herbal wreaths and houseplants.

Blue Belle Farm with delicious and naturally made seasoning and treats.

Herbal Med Rx offering a variety of organic herbal products.

Majestic Oak Farm has olive oil, duck eggs and seasonal produce.

Kneading Dough Bakery with breads made with organic flours, Free-range and pasture-raised eggs fresh from a neighboring farm, with no added preservatives.

Frank's Basque Family Farm and their fresh frozen lamb, lamb jerky, and organic red wine vinegar.

Also featuring local artists:
Bee Inspired Toys
Mountain Girls Gold Mine
Sutter Creek Creations
Gray Horse Studios
Joan Winter
Autumn Andahl at Sierra Oaks Ranch
Shilpa's Notions


All items are made/grown locally with love and are focused on organic and sustainable living.

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See you at the market!


Mother Lode Exchange
Community Market



The Exchange has OPENINGS and we are looking for NEW vendors! A place to sell after the seasonal farmer's markets end. Here is what we need: hot coffee and tea vendor, produce vendors, artists, massage therapist, food to-go, cottage food vendors, or other businesses geared towards natural, sustainable and organic living. Join our community and encourage healthy living. The Mother Lode Exchange is a year-round, indoor farmer's market, open every Wed and Sat, 11am-3pm.

Thank you for all of you support so far!

Now Located at the Historic Chichizola Store,
1324 Jackson Gate Rd in Jackson.


Mother Lode Land Trust for making this possible.

Check out our new website!

Synergy Solutions Now Available

Our Synergy solutions will change the way you do business. Whether you do corporate partnerships on a large scale, small scale or medium scale, Synergy will streamline your communications and take your brand's success to the next level.

Generitech Summer Sale

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Copyright © 2020 Mother Lode Exchange, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in local foods and farm products.

Our mailing address is:
Mother Lode Exchange
P.O. Box 1836
Jackson, CA 95642

Start on Steiner: "Spring Into Zin" - Sat Apr 18

Amador County is home to some of the oldest Zinfandel vineyards in the country. Many of us here on Steiner Road select old vines to produce elegant Zinfandel wines.

For Spring Into Zin on Saturday, April 18, most wineries will feature a minimum of two different Zinfandel selections ranging from old vines to blends that will be exquisitely paired with delicious small bites.

This will be a true celebration of Zin! We invite you to explore the wineries of Steiner Road and discover the finesse and diversity of our bucolic wine country.

Wineries of Steiner Road: 
Bella Grace Vineyards & Wine Cave
Charles Spinetta Winery 
Deaver Vineyards
Dillian Wines 
Dobra Zemlja Winery
Driven Cellars
Iron Hub Winery 
Rombauer Vineyards
Shenandoah Vineyards

Tickets are $30 (plus fees), which includes a Start on Steiner logo glass, an array of exclusive pass holder tastings, pairings and wine specials. Designated Driver tickets are $5 each.

Prior ticket purchase is required. Limited tickets available. The event will sell out.
All attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend. We apologize but due to the adult nature of the event, we will not be able to accommodate minors.

All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be offered.
Bring photo ID at check in.

Spring Into Zin
Saturday, April 18th, 2020 
11am - 4pm

Friday, February 21, 2020

Mt. Zion Church - Fri Feb 21

A verse by verse and practical study of Paul's letter to the Church of Ephesus. We study to examine an application for Christians today to see the beauty of the Church.
Easter Is Coming!
What??? Already??? Well, it is not until Sunday, April 12th BUT…We need you help! If you would like to give a little extra in the offering it will help with our most important outreach of the year! Your generous donation will go to sets, advertising, props and more! Thank you in advance for you giving heart!

NEXT Sandwich Sunday!
Sunday, March 1st Right After Service.
Bring your favorite Mexican dish and join us for a night of fun, fellowship and food.

Adult Sunday School
Every Sunday Morning At 9 AM
Our adult Sunday school classes offer fellowship, care, spiritual growth, and community, so you will not walk the path of discipleship alone. Join teacher, Bob Lyons and others every Sunday morning before service.
Thank you for your tithes and/or offering you are giving to Mt. Zion Church. Be assured that you are sowing into good ground and can have the expectation that your gift will bring forth much fruit.
(Luke 8:4-15) 
Have you ever missed a sermon and wished you had some way to hear it? Do you have someone you want to share a Sunday message with? Good news, you can! Just visit our website or search for "Pastor Erik Hansen" in the iTunes store and download our free podcasts straight to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod! If you have questions or comments, contact the church office at (209) 296-5673 or email us at
Copyright © 2016 Mt. Zion Church, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 425 Pine Grove, CA 95665