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Where We Live: December 2021

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
—John Steinbeck


Photo taken at Twin Peaks Orchards by Francisco Chavira,, @francisco_chavira

Did you know?

5 Mandarin Facts

1 // Satsuma
The mandarin variety grown in Placer County, satsuma, originated in Japan and are the most cold-hardy type of the fruit.

2 // Groves
There are over 80 mandarin groves in Placer County.

3 // Arrival
Mandarins were thought to have been introduced to Placer County, in the town of Penryn, sometime in the 1800s.

4 // Farming
Modern-day commercial mandarin farming started in the ’50s in Penryn, Loomis, and Newcastle.

5 // Nutrition
One mandarin provides 25% of the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C and only 50 calories.

For a list of local mandarin farms, visit

Source: PlacerGROWN