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Winters Fruit Tree

winters fruit tree

People

Phil Carter and his family, along with 7 full-time and 15 part-time employees

Farmland

88 acres in Winters, Sacramento, and Modesto, between 65 to 90 miles to Mission Community Market

Farmland History

Phil’s grandparents Paulina and Phillip Lupertino started their family farm in the 1920s in the Santa Clara Valley, growing cherries and apricots mostly to sell to processors. In 1967 the farm moved to Winters, and in 1968 Phil’s father William Carter opened a fruit stand on Highway 128 to sell apricots. Soon the family was also growing almonds, pistachios, and walnuts to sell year-round. Inspired by the customers they met running the fruit stand, the family branched out to farmers markets. Today Winters Fruit Tree continues to produce nuts and apricots, as well as citrus. The farm cultivates several varieties with slightly different growing seasons, allowing for a harvest window spanning from November to early summer.

Fun Fact

Much of the energy on the farm comes from solar panels.

Location


Winters, California

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »