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Turlock Fruit Co. Melon Stand a secret worth sharing

in Food

Situated in the corner of a parking lot on S. Tully Road, just about 100 yards from the incessant whir of freeway traffic, the Turlock Fruit Co. Melon Stand may well be the best-kept secret in all of Turlock.

Some longtime Turlockers have never even heard of the tiny retail outlet for the 104-year-old fruit company’s vine-ripened products. Others may have heard, but they’ve never bothered to venture to its off-the-beaten-path location.

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The Almond Blossom Cruise Is a Modesto Must

in Community/Fun

A FRUIT TREE, around February, has a knack for stopping any flower fan in their beauty-seeking tracks. After all, a person wants to pause and admire this painting-perfect sight, which includes barky limbs bursting with frilly pink blossoms (and when we say "pink," we mean just about every shade of pink a person can imagine). Where, though, can you go to see a profusion of pink-a-tude, and several trees, or even rows of trees, in full-on February splendor? Venturing to where such specimens are cultivated is one primo idea, a place like Modesto. So many Central Valley farms are at their showy best during the second month, so much so that Visit Modesto created a map for those visitors and locals eager to take an Almond Blossom Cruise.

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