Farms of Tuolumne County accepting new members

Farms of Tuolumne County is looking for agriculture business owners who enjoy opens space, farmers markets and Tuolumne County’s agriculture and heritage.

FOTC is a nonprofit organization that began in 2003 to promote local agriculture through marketing and collaboration with other community agencies such as Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, local chambers of commerce, Farm Bureau, UC Extension, through education with its grant program to benefit local youth involved in agriculture, and through agri-tourism by hosting its annual Farm and Ranch Tour, set this year for June 8.

Membership fees are: Producer (rancher, farmer, processor, cottage industry, feed store), $50 per year; restaurants serving locally grown food, $100; corporate sponsorship, $200; associate member (Friend of the Farms), $20.

Membership applications are available online at (select “join” at the top of the page).

For more information, call (209) 928-3775.

Pioneer Electric in Arnold changes hands

Tim Bennett, owner of Pioneer Electric in Arnold for 34 years, has decided to retire and has handed the reins over to Troy Gravison, a 16-year employee of the company.

The business is at 2641 Highway 4, Suite 3, in Arnold. The business is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call (209) 795-3491.

Coffee Talks set on Tuesdays

The Angels Camp Business Association hosts Coffee Talk Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Angels Camp Business Association Office, 300 S. Main St., Angels Camp.

Coffee Talks are a casual gathering where local business owners, organizations and the community can share ideas, network and learn from one another.

For more information, email or visit