Orchard Days in Placer County
Mountain Mandarin Growers Association hosts Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days December 7, 8, 21 and 22 to give the public a chance to visit the orchards and appreciate all of the delicious bounty of mandarin season.
Orchard Days takes place at member orchards and features the sale of fresh mandarins, mandarin products, crafters, artist, wine tasting, food, farm animals and fun for the whole family. This year many of the Placer County Wine Trail members are teaming up with the orchards for wine tasting or even local beer tasting. Food will be for sale at many orchards along with activities for the kids and even Santa Claus! For information about Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days, please visit www.MountainMandarins.com.
Several orchards will have additional special events or guests on site during Orchard Days including:
- Award winning Fawnridge Winery will be sampling two white wines and two red wines, as well as sampling a chocolate port wine sauce - delicious over mandarins or most anything
- Popular local author Joan Neft will be signing copies of her newest book The Art of Real Food
- Saturday, Dec. 7, all WWII veterans will be acknowledged with a free 5 pound bag of mandarins. Meet and chat with veteran Tony Aguilar who served in England from 1942-45.
- Meet Chef Jonathon and taste his scrumptious mandarin delicacies.
- Santa on site for photos 12-4pm
- Casque Winery Tasting Room open from 11am-5pm
Mandarin Hill Orchards:
- Crafters, face painting, food for sale
- Lone Buffalo Vineyards will be sampling December 21 & 22
- Beer tasting from Loomis Basin Brewery
- Colwell Thundering Herd Mandarin Ranch will be sampling their award-winning citrus olive oils
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 10am-4pm (most orchard hours, some may vary)
Saturday & Sunday, December 21 & 22, 10am-4pm (most orchard hours, some may vary)
Mandarin orchards throughout Placer County in Penryn, Newcastle, Loomis, Lincoln and Auburn areas. For a map please visit www.MountainMandarins.com.
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