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Where to Get Plums

June 19, 2002|David Karp

Here are some growers who specialize in flavorful plums, the varieties they grow and the farmers markets where they sell them. The markets' schedules are given at the end.

Burkart Farms, Dinuba, Tulare County: Santa Rosa, Laroda, Wickson, Catalina, Damson.

Monday, West Hollywood; Tuesday, Culver City; Wednesday, Santa Monica; Saturday, Torrance.

Circle C Ranch, Lake Hughes, Los Angeles County: Cherry plums, Howard Miracle, Satsuma, French, Italian, Stanley and Sugar.

Wednesday, Santa Monica; Sunday, Hollywood.

Cirone Farms, San Luis Obispo: Santa Rosa, Mariposa, Elephant Heart.

Wednesday and Saturday, Santa Monica.

Fetzner Farm, Perris, Riverside County: Santa Rosa, Mariposa, Elephant Heart and Howard Miracle.

Tuesday and Saturday, Torrance; Wednesday, Fullerton; Wednesday and Saturday, Santa Monica; Thursday, Redondo Beach.

Flora Bella Farm, Three Rivers, Tulare County: Santa Rosa, "wild plums," Golden Nectar.

Wednesday and Saturday, Santa Monica; Sunday, Hollywood.

Garcia Family Farm, Kingsburg, Fresno County: Santa Rosa, Kelsey, Mariposa, Red Ace.

Monday, Bellflower; Tuesday, Torrance; Friday, Long Beach Downtown; Saturday, Cerritos; Sunday, Long Beach Marina.

Goldbud Farms. Placerville, El Dorado County; also handles fruit from the Hansens, Loomis, Placer County: Laroda, Kelsey, Freedom and Elephant Heart.

Fruit stand at 2501 Carson Road, Placerville. Mail order: 12 fruits for $35 to $40 including shipping. (530) 626-6521;

Honey Crisp, Reedley, Fresno County: Frontier, Wickson, Catalina, Mariposa, Elephant Heart and Emerald Beaut.

Wednesday, Santa Monica; Sunday, Beverly Hills, Encino and Malibu.

Mariani Orchards, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County: Many varieties, starting mid-July; small quantities of greengages and mirabelles in August.

At farm stand, 1615 Half Road, Morgan Hill. (408) 779-5467.

Rios Farm, Cherry Valley, Riverside County: Santa Rosa, Late Santa Rosa and Satsuma.

Friday, Riverside farmers market; Saturday, Pomona.

Stringer's Orchard, New Pine Creek, Modoc County: Wild plum wines, preserves and syrups. Call early August for fresh fruit by mail; plum harvest is third week of August through September.

At winery and by mail order:; (530) 946-4112.


Bellflower (Clark Avenue and Oak Street), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

Beverly Hills (N. Canon Drive between Clifton and Dayton ways), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Cerritos (12800 block of Park Plaza Drive), 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Culver City (Main Street between Culver and Venice boulevards), 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Encino (17400 Victory Blvd.), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Fullerton (450 W. Orangethorpe Ave.), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Hollywood (Ivar Avenue between Sunset and Hollywood boulevards), 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Long Beach Downtown (Broadway at Promenade North), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Long Beach Marina (Marina Drive just south of 2nd Street), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Malibu (23555 Civic Center Way), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Pomona (Pearl Street at Garey Avenue), 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Redondo Beach (Harbor Drive south of the Pier), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Riverside (5261 Arlington Ave.), 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday.

Santa Monica (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Torrance (Crenshaw Boulevard between Carson Street and Sepulveda Boulevard), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday.

West Hollywood (Fountain Avenue at Vista Street), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

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