On location: Tulare County
Mar./Apr. 2013 California Bountiful magazine
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||Bob McKellar, Ivanhoe
"Farmer Bob" grew up at Seven Sycamores Ranch, which his father established in the late 1920s by planting the ranch's signature trees. In addition to orange and mandarin groves, the historic ranch invites visitors to enjoy farm stays, wedding facilities, hayrides, U-pick orchards and gardens.
Reimer's Candies & Gifts, Three Rivers
For more than 50 years, travelers from all over the world have stopped at this Old World-style sweet shop on their way to Sequoia National Park. The Bretz family continues the tradition by offering 80-plus varieties of sweets—from handmade chocolate turtles to gumdrops—and 24 ice cream flavors.
||California Antique Farm Equipment Show, Tulare
The 900 antique trucks, tractors and pieces of farm equipment on display April 19-21 offer a glimpse of yesteryear, as well as insight into the progress of farming technology through the years. The event features demonstrations, a kids' play area, craft booths, barbecues and an antique tractor pull.
||Lindsay Orange Blossom Festival, Lindsay
Surrounded by thousands of acres of orange trees, almost snow-white with blossoms, the farming town of Lindsay is gearing up to celebrate all things citrus. Family fun at the 81-year-old festival on April 20 includes a parade, carnival, live music, food and a sister-city celebration with officials from Ono City, Japan.
||Bravo Lake Botanical Garden, Woodlake
With more than a mile of trails, visitors to this 10-acre educational garden can walk, bicycle or use a wheelchair to enjoy (depending on the season) a lavish display of roses, sunflowers, flowering fruit trees and rows of colorful, fresh vegetables. Open weekends, May through October.