Mountain Mandarin Festival

Mandarin Festival recipe winner hails from Auburn

The competition was fierce at this year’s Mountain Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest, but after two hours of eating, the judges declared Amber Harmon of Auburn the Grand Prize win ...

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 ...

Foothills seeing orange: Mountain Mandarin Festival returns to Auburn

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

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 ...

Mandarin festivalgoers make the best of it

While wet, cold weather kept some people away, Mountain Mandarin Festival officials say the popular annual event was still a success. “The crowds definitely were down because of ...

Mountain Mandarin Festival sweetening up the weekend

The mandarins are coming. The 17th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival kicks off today and continues through Sunday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. The festival feature ...

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. ...

Making magic with mandarins

Fall in the foothills just wouldn’t be right without some sweet, sassy mandarins. Placer County’s bright orange bite-sized gems taste great on their own, but can also serve a ...

Placer GROWN: Something sweet’s on the horizon this month

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 ...

Be thankful for November full of events

There’s plenty of fall fun to be found in the foothills this month. Fall Wine & Brew Fest The Fall Wine & Brew Fest, hosted by Seniors First, takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday a ...