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Mountain fruit is healthy and delicious
Friday Nov 14 2014
When autumn days in the Placer County foothills are warm and the nights are cold, mandarin growers anxiously await the first blush of color on their fruit. Just before Thanksgiving ...
Mountain Mandarin Festival needs more volunteers
Sunday Oct 05 2014
As the Mountain Mandarin Festival has grown from several hundred visitors to 30,000 visitors, the need for volunteers has multiplied. Festival manager Gary Gilligan says that ...
Auburn Home Show keeps it fresh, friendly
Wednesday May 14 2014
14 home show Auburn Home Show keeps it fresh, friendly Weekend event at Gold Country Fairgrounds could draw 25,000 14 home show 027.jpg Gus Thomson/Auburn Journ ...
Mandarin Festival turns 20
Friday Nov 22 2013
Given an exceptional crop and a mercifully dry forecast, Mandarin Festival organizers believe the event’s 20th year will be one of its best. The gates open at 11 a.m. today ...
Auburn Spring Home Show just in time to lend inspiration for summer projects
Friday May 17 2013
Benjamin Franklin once said “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” At the Spring Home Show happening this weekend ...
Rain thins festival crowd but doesn’t dampen yen for mandarins
Saturday Nov 17 2012
The skies were gray but on the ground at the Gold Country Fairgrounds netted bags of bright orange mandarins and umbrellas in an array of hues provided plenty of color for the Moun ...
Ripe, round and red: We give you the tomato
Tuesday Sep 25 2012
The great tomato/to-mah-to debate is a thing of the past, as popular vernacular long ago adopted the former pronunciation (the gaudy, haughty and “bougie” notwithstandi ...
Foothills seeing orange: Mountain Mandarin Festival returns to Auburn
Tuesday Nov 15 2011
Thousands of mandarins will make their way from the field to the fairgrounds this weekend, enticing citrus lovers with not only the fruit itself, but also an array of food, beverag ...
Placer County chefs share their mandarin creations
Tuesday Nov 15 2011
The 18th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival kicks off Friday, Nov. 18, and chefs from Placer County and beyond will compete for the coveted Best of Show title in the festival’s re ...
Placer GROWN: Something sweet’s on the horizon this month
Saturday Nov 06 2010
We are so fortunate to live in a year-round fruit growing region. Just when summer fruit has become only a memory, our orchards are coloring up with persimmons and citrus. Persimmo ...
Foothills mandarins have lasting appeal
Monday Oct 26 2009
As the weather gets chillier in Placer County, mandarin growers expect bountiful mandarin harvests from November to January. Owari Satsuma Mandarin, a seedless, easy-to-peel, Ja ...
Thanks for hard work that made festival a success
Thursday Nov 27 2008
Our collective hats are off to Gary Gilligan for his phenomenal organization and management of the Newcastle Area Business Association’s annual Mountain Mandarin Festival 2008. T ...
Sunday Oct 12 2008
Placer County’s Placer Farm & Barn Tour was a chance for 10 farms, vineyards and ranches to open up their homes and hearts Sunday to the public. And the public again took advant ...
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