- Who’s Ready for Mandarins?
Everyone wants to know, “When will the mandarins be ready?” Well, wait no longer. The mandarins are here! So easy to peel, sweet, seedless, and good for you, too—what’s not to like about a mandarin?
All the mandarins that we sell at Newcastle Produce are Placer Grown, tree-ripened and hand-picked. Like all citrus, they will just keep getting sweeter and sweeter as the season progresses.
Buy just a few, or buy them in a 10 pound bag—mandarins are on everyone’s shopping list. We will begin shipping on November 12, in plenty of time for sending to family and friends for Thanksgiving. (Our Mandarin Gift Boxes will also be available for shipping on Nov. 12.) Watch for our Mandarin Order Form at NP and on our website soon and order a box or two.
A PLACER GROWN THANKSGIVING
When our Pilgrim forefathers sat down to the first Thanksgiving meal, they feasted on local fare. Today, also, we strive to bring you as much locally produced food as possible for your own Thanksgiving feast.
Local and in season this November are mandarins, persimmons, apples, pears, pomegranates, kiwi, walnuts, pistachios, chestnuts, winter squash, pumpkins, lettuces and greens, potatoes, radishes, beets, turnips, fennel, leeks, and more. We have delicious, crusty artisan bread from The Baker and the Cakemaker in Auburn, Apple Sauce from Machado Orchards, Auburn, and tasty
Apple Cider from Barsotti’s Juice Co. in Apple Hill. And don’t forget a bottle of wine from one of our local wineries.
November also marks the anniversary of our store’s opening. Nineteen years ago we spent Halloween evening stocking shelves and preparing for our first day of business. Then we opened for the first time on November 1, 1999, just in time to jump into mandarin season and the holidays. We had no idea what a busy and exciting journey we were beginning. Now, starting our 20th year, we are busier than ever, and still very excited about the wonderful foods produced in our local area.
Thank you to you, our loyal customers! Without you we would not be here today. Your support, patience, suggestions, and comments have helped make the last 19 years a success.
Happy Anniversary to us!