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18th Annual Fresno County Fruit Trail

The 18th annual Fresno County Fruit Trail is off to a fruitful start in 2021. Farm Stands and Stores are already featuring the very best fresh picked strawberries, blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches and more. As essential businesses, farm stands and stores on the trail continue to operate, adopting healthy market practices that allow customers to buy fresh picked produce and other agricultural products direct from the farm.

The Fresno County Fruit Trail map features a drive through the countryside in eastern Fresno County identifying locations where visitors can stop to purchase the very best local produce and agricultural products. The Trail is a cooperative public-private partnership bringing together the County of Fresno, partner cities, member stops, and trail partners.

The ceremonial opening and media reception for the Fruit Trail will be held, utilizing COVID precautions, on Thursday, May 27th at 10:00 am at the Vineyard Farmers Market located at 100 West Shaw Avenue (Northwest corner of Shaw & Blackstone) in Fresno, CA. Celebrating 41 years in operation, this year-round Market sits under a vine covered arbor and bi-weekly features certified producers selling seasonal, locally grown food and products. This beautiful outdoor location is the perfect venue for our kickoff celebration which includes colorful displays from Fresno County Fruit Trail members highlighting the diverse product offerings found along the trail.

Fruit Trail season also brings festivals, cultural events, and seasonal farmers markets. While events are limited this season due to COVID, many are able to adjust their offering to adopt healthy precautions in outdoor settings. These events include the Sanger Chamber Farmers Market and Street Faire (every Saturday in May & June), Clovis’ Big Hat Days (June 12-13), and Kingsburg’s Summer Band Concerts under the Stars (Thursdays in June & July). The Fruit Trail website will provide updates throughout the season.

Entering its 18th 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:

The Vineyard Farmers Market – Fresno

Simonian Farms – Fresno

Circle K Ranch – Selma

Hudson Farms – Sanger

Wawona’s Peach Tree Fruit Stand – Clovis

Kings River Winery – Sanger

Fresno County Strawberry Stands / UC Small Farm Advisors – Countywide

Sweet Girl Farms – Reedley

Sun-Maid – Kingsburg

The Fresno County Fruit Trail is a cooperative public private partnership that includes information on over two dozen farm stands and six farmers markets offering local produce and agricultural products. Fresno County Fruit Trail maps featuring the Strawberry and other farm stands can be found at www.gofruittrail.com. Harvest and fresh fruit availability updates will also be posted on twitter @gofruittrail.

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