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Sunflower Farm Stand: Your Central Valley Destination for Fun-Filled, Fall Activities

by Molly Eide Marquez



When it comes to enjoying the vibrant beauty and delightful activities of the fall season in California's Central Valley, Sunflower Farm Stand in Sanger, CA, is your go-to destination. This family-owned farm, now in its third generation of operation, has not only been a source of fresh produce but has also evolved into an autumn wonderland with an array of exciting attractions. In a recent interview with owner/operator Michael Strambi, he shared the farm's journey and highlighted the fun fall activities that await visitors this season.

You-Pick Farms

by Mallory Moad



When I was a kid, something I could always count on during the summer was an excursion "out to the country” to pick produce. Peaches, strawberries, corn, and black-eyed peas were readily available at you-pick farms scattered throughout the rural areas just outside Fresno.

Stone Fruit at Ten Years

by Tom Sims



I have a range of feelings as I stroll through the Organic Stone Fruit Festival grounds. I think back to the number of times I have attended, the fruits I have tasted, the people I have met, and the first story I did on the experience some years ago. With that in mind, I decided not to give a comprehensive report. There was just too much to observe, digest, and regurgitate (to use and abuse a digestion theme). I decided to simply offer some impressions, observations, and reflections.

What Food & Drinks Can Keep You Cool in the Californian Heat?

by Sally Phillips


Californians don’t need to be told that it can get hot in California. Really hot. The highest temperature ever recorded here was 134 degrees. Although it might not always reach these extreme temperatures, but when it's hot and dry, it’s even more important to make sure you are looking after your body and giving it what it needs to keep cool.

Great Food Search: Fruit Stands

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Fruit stands, veggie stands, produce stands, whatever you call them, the San Joaquin Valley has lots of them. There are so many, there’s a Fresno Fruit Trail, brother to the springtime Blossom Trail. Some of the businesses I’ve visited are on the official Fruit Trail list, others aren’t, but they all have good stuff. Follow me on a sort-of circle (with a detour) for a fresh-picked adventure.

Downtown Goes Out-of-Town for a “Picnic”

by Tom Sims



Downtown Fresno and the Tower District are homes to some of the most serious “foodies” in the country, especially when it comes to healthy, natural, wholesome organic food. Among those who inhabit her byways are leaders in the new food culture of wellness and health through good eating. That is why it was not surprising that several weeks ago, the brightest and best caravanned to the country for a “get-out-of-town” event in the country, where mouths were watering and minds were being fed. It was the 6th Annual Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee.

Mooner’s: A Fruit Experience!

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This February something new and exciting moved into the spot on 10th Street in downtown Reedley that used to be the home of Domino's Pizza. Something not only healthier, but unique! Before you even walk through the door at Mooner's you are greeted with bright colors and a feeling of fun. This feeling continues once you step inside--combined with great fruit treats and drinks!

25th Annual Fresno County Blossom Trail Opening Ceremony

by Cheryl Senn


More than 90 people from the Sanger, Reedley, Orange Cove, Kingsburg, Selma, Fowler, Fresno, and surrounding areas, attended the 25th Annual Fresno County Blossom Trail Opening Ceremony recently. This year the ceremony was held in Sanger and hosted by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce and City of Sanger, in cooperation with the Fresno County Blossom Trail Committee.

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