mandarins

Freezing temperatures to linger in Auburn, foothills

A string of sub-freezing nights in Auburn and the foothills will continue through Thursday, the National Weather Service is forecasting. Temperatures are expected to slowly move u ...

Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze

  A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...

Summer sticking around in Auburn, Placer County

  The final vestiges of the warmth of summer are lingering well into the fall, giving hope to mandarin growers and headaches to firefighters. At Abel’s Garden House on ...

Zest for mandarins draws thousands to Auburn

Gold Country Fairgrounds was bustling with thousands at the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, held this weekend in Auburn. The festival continues through Sunday and features loc ...

Real Food: Mandarins sweetening winter meals

The slightly warm days and chilly nights of December are just right for fully developing the full flavor and sweetness of Placer County’s Satsuma mandarins. How blessed we are to ...

Mandarins bring zest to fall

It’s a good year for mandarins at Highland Orchard in Penryn. “For us, personally — everyone is different — we have a great crop,” Highland’s Tony Aguilar Jr. said. ...

Locally Yours: Mandarins sweeten an already wonderful holiday

Two days until Christmas and then a week to the new year. Wow this year has gone by in a flash. I have been thinking about being Farmers’ Market Manager and writing for the A ...

Mandarin farmers scramble to beat freeze

Placer County's mandarin growers had their fingers crossed tightly as they watched the thermometer this week. Temperatures were predicted to dip to the freezing point, threatening ...

Mandarins’ health benefits creating boom in fruit sales

With Placer County’s synephrine-rich mandarins still being picked off foothills trees, the so-called super fruit is being touted as the holiday gift of health. Joanne Neft, an A ...