Winters Fruit Tree

Photo courtesy of David Gartner www.versusgoliath.com

Location: Winters, CA

http://www.wintersfruittree.com

The Winters Fruit Tree business began during the 1930s in the Santa Clara Valley as a small farm selling mostly cherries and apricots to local food processors. With the urban growth of the Santa Clara Valley, the farm relocated to Winters in the Sacramento Valley in 1968 where they concentrated on the drying of fruit, mostly apricots and prunes, under the name of The Fruit Tree. By 1969, the son of the original founders opened a year-round fruit stand on State Highway 128 where they sold both dried and fresh fruit. With the development of the stand, they expanded to selling other products such as almonds, pistachios, and walnuts.

The bulk of Winters Fruit Tree's business now revolves around wonderfully-flavored almonds, pistachios, and walnuts. Winters Fruit Tree offers more than 40 different flavored nuts and are continually expanding their selection. In addition to this wide assortment, they also sell dried fruit, local honey and jams, and nut brittles.

Mercado Kitchen: Spring Strawberry Salad

Spring is here! Cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom, the sky remains light into the evening, and the temperature is rising. However, spring means more than just beauty, rebirth, and an end to another wonderful winter, it also means strawberries! Mission Community Market welcomes back Yerena Farms to our Thursday market. Come by this week to grab a basket or three of this season’s freshest organic strawberries! Spring Strawberry Salad Recipe Ingredients: Basket of fresh strawberries from Yerena Farms Feta …

MCM’s Hidden Gems

Even our most loyal shoppers may be missing out on some of the best products that MCM has to offer, simply because they don’t know where to look! This week, we’d like to let you in on some of the best-kept secrets at MCM – in the hope that they won’t be secrets for long! We know you love their assortment of raw and flavored nuts, but have you tried the deliciously creamy Roasted Almond Butter from Winter’s Fruit Tree? Come on down and pick …

Mercado Kitchen: Asian Pear & Walnut Risotto

This week’s recipe is the perfect representation of the change in seasons from winter to spring that we see here in San Francisco. It’s incredibly light and gentle on the palate, balancing a blend of Mission Community Market’s sweet and savory offerings. Stop by K&J Orchards this week to try their mouthwatering asian pears! The subtle sweetness of the fruit expands into a powerful flavor with each bite. This family-owned farm lies north of San Francisco in Winters, CA and …

Mercado Kitchen: Palmero Date Smoothie

Have a sweet tooth but want to fulfill the craving with something healthy, kosher, and organic? Stop by the Palmero Date Shop stall this Thursday to pick up some tasty and succulent dates! Ronald will guide you through his wide variety of dates for any sweet or savory craving. His Jumbo Medjool dates are the best for snacking, as they embody the true unique flavor of perfectly ripe Medjool dates from Bard Valley California. Also highly recommended are his unique, dainty, and incredibly …