A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
Community - Entertainment - Human Interest


Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


Event: Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: Bus Tour (reservations required) 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM; Event 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: MOA Oasis Garden, 5790 N. Indianola Avenue, Clovis, CA
Tickets: Cost at the Gate – $10 Adults/ Children 12 and under free
See Website for $7.50 early bird ticket sales (ends June 27, 2019)
Facebook page for information: facebook.com/organicstonefruitjubilee
Instagram page: #organicstonefruitjubilee
Details: Fruit tasting and sales, Pre-event bus tour, farm tour, live music, local food vendors,
Kids Crafts, Japanese Tea Ceremony, talks on Essential Oils, pollinators and farmer talks.
Artisans and other vendor booths.
Support Your Local Small Family Farmers and Have A Great Time Doing It!
Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee
The Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee event is back with flying colors! Two years ago the event
celebrated its 10th anniversary. Last year the event organizers decided to take a breather, but
they have not been resting on their laurels. Consequently, this year’s event will be even better
and sweeter than ever.
The event takes place on Saturday, June 29 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the 10 acre Mokichi
Okada Association Oasis Garden, 5790 Indianola Avenue, Clovis, CA. Tickets are $10 at the
gate and $7.50 online ahead of the event with children 12 and under free. Single entry is free
with EBT cards. Early bird tickets for the event and the pre-event bus tour are available at
fruitjubilee.com.
Those who have attended the event in the past will notice that a pre-event bus tour of three
nearby farms has been added. The tour includes a tour of Wilgenburg Greenhouses where Hans
will give a presentation on worm casings and a pick-your-own fruit experience at Naylor
Organics U-pick. Seating is limited, so sign up early online.
Of course, the opportunity to meet and support local small family farmers and to help promote
healthy sustainable living is still the main focus. You can taste and purchase the sweetest and
most delicious stone fruit in the region, if not the world. Nine local farmers will be showcased
along with their 30 some varieties of stone fruit including white and yellow peach and nectarine
varieties, plums, pluots, apriums and other specialty organic tree fruits. A panel of farmers will
talk about their farming experiences and answer your questions. A talk on essential oil safety
will be given by April Lancaster of Lancaster Creations as well. Daren Hess of Kingsburg
Honey will talk about pollinators and honey production.
This is a family-friendly event with a Kids Craft Corner and local food and beverage vendors
such as Taste Kitchen, Casa de Tamales, La Boulangerie, and Tap Truck not to mention
refreshing fruit popsicles made by The Gnarly Carrot from the participating farmers’ fruit. Fruit
pies and pastries to satisfy that sweet tooth will also be available. You don’t want to miss this
fruit-filled and fun-filled event.

Fresno County Fruit Trail – Celebrating 16 Sweet Seasons

The Sweet 16th season of the Fresno County Fruit Trail is off to a fruitful start in 2019. Farm Stands, Stores and Farmers Markets are already featuring the very best fresh picked strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines to the delight of the fruit loving public. On Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00 am, the award winning Trail will put on a celebratory opening ceremony of the 16th season of delicious fruit, hometown festivals, and old-fashioned foodie-friendly hospitality for visitors and locals alike. The 2019 Fresno County Fruit Trail welcomes visitors to join us in celebrating 16 sweet seasons of fresh, local and delicious produce direct from the farm. fruit

The opening ceremony and media reception for the Fruit Trail will be held at Kings River Winery located at 4276 S. Greenwood Avenue in Sanger, CA. This boutique winery is located on the Bagdasarian family farm that has produced wine and raisin grapes, peaches, plums and apricots since 1954. This beautiful location, just south of Sanger, is the perfect venue for the opening ceremony, which includes colorful displays from Fresno County Fruit Trail members highlighting the diverse product offerings found along the trail.

The beginning of Fruit Trail season also brings festivals, cultural events and seasonal farmers markets. Visitors will enjoy the tradition and small town hospitality of such events as the 53rd Annual Kingsburg Swedish Festival (May 18th), Old Town Clovis’ Farmers Market (open every Friday through September 27th) and the Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee on June 29th. In addition, the Sanger Chamber will host its 3rd Annual Fruit Trail Bus Tour on June 8th – a very popular new tradition with visitors having an all-day trail experience featuring the very best fresh fruit and wine tasting.

The Fresno County Fruit Trail is similar to a wine trail, and features a drive through the countryside with stops permitting visitors to taste and purchase the very best local produce fresh from the farm. The Trail is a cooperative public private partnership bringing together the County of Fresno, partner cities, member stops, and trail partners. Entering its 16th season, the Fresno County Fruit Trail is excited to “Open the Trail” increasing visibility of and visitors to its cities and farms. The Fresno County Fruit Trail continues to be a true collaborative effort encompassing central and eastern Fresno County cities, as well as local farmers markets, heritage and cultural attractions, unique one-of-a-kind hometown festivals and special events. Fresno County Fruit Trail visitors can find updated trail information online at www.gofruittrail.com or follow the Fruit Trail on Twitter (@gofruittrail), allowing visitors and local fruit lovers easy access to the latest news on trail offerings and available fresh produce. Fruit Trail maps can be found online, at member stands/stores and at chambers of commerce and visitor centers throughout eastern Fresno County.

Fruit Trail Displays at the Fresno County Fruit Trail Opening Ceremony will include:

Kings River Winery – Sanger

Simonian Farms – Fresno

Circle K Ranch – Selma

Berry Lady Farms – Kingsburg

Hudson Farms – Sanger

The Vineyard Farmers Market – Fresno

Wawona’s Peach Tree Fruit Stand – Clovis

Poindexter Nut Co – Selma

Valley Oak Winery – Sanger

Fresno County Strawberry Stands / UC Small Farm Advisors – Countywide

Sierra Nut House – Fresno

Royal Dawn Berries – Kingsburg

MOA Oasis Garden – Clovis

Maréchal Vineyards – Sanger

Enzo’s Table – Clovis

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Books & Tales

  • Community

  • Education

  • Food Fun

  • Helping Hands

  • Hometown History

  • Pets

  • Teens

  • Terrific Tales