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Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden

 

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Sloan Family Matt, Lisa, Valerie, Tom, and Kim

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Sloan Winters Orchards
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Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard and Garden #12

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Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard and Garden will open on September 4, 2021.  Due to CalDor fire our temporary entry is 3051 Snows Road.  W e're number 12 on the Apple Hill Grower's map. Come join us every Saturday and Sunday at our USDA CCOF Certified Organic Farm located normally at 3121 Snows Road, Camino. (Wednesday to Fridays by appointment only). Try our delicious organic fruits and vegetables, enjoy U-Pick experience, picnic, samples and hayrides around our farm. 

Directions are listed below

 Our farm is located at 3121 Snows Road, Camino, right across the street from Camino Elementary School.  Come stay in own our beautiful 4 bedroom Airbnb Apple Hill Farm Home.

 

* On your way to our farm stop by Blondie's Cafe . It's on the corner of Carson Road and Larsen for a delicious beverage,            breakfast or lunch. Then follow our Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard and Garden signs pointing south to Snows Road.   

* Also, enjoy a tractor hay ride ($3 per adult and $1 for children under 5) to see, taste, and experience our wonderful organic fruits and vegetables. All on our majestic Apple Hill Growers Association # 12 farm.

Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard and Garden has the following fruits and vegetables available (Seasonally) from August 28 to November 11, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  These organic fruits and vegetables are harvested daily and are guaranteed fresh and ready for your eating and cooking pleasure.

 

Our fresh farm to fork organic produce:

                                                                                                                                        Price Per Pound/Per Ounce

Apples (Gala, Golden & Red Delicious)....................................................................$3.00...............$0.30/oz.

Beans (GreenLake, Fava) ........................................................................................$ 4.00..............$0.50/oz.

Blackberries.............................................................................................................$ 5.00..............$0.50/oz.

Bell peppers (Red, Green, Yellow)........................................................................... $ 4.00..............$0.50/oz.

Beets (Red,Yellow)....................................................................................................$ 2.00..............$0.25/oz.

Corn (Sweet, Sweet Painted Hill, Strawberry).........................................................$ 2.00..............$0.25/oz.

Cucumbers................................................................................................................$ 2.50..............$0.40/oz.

Melons (Crenshaw, Muskmelons "Heart of Gold"&"Jumbo")..................................$ 1.00..............$0.10/oz.

Okra..........................................................................................................................$ 4.50.............. $0.75/oz.

Pears (Bartlett).........................................................................................................$ 2.00...............$0.20/oz.

Potatoes....................................................................................................................$ 2.00...............$0.25/oz.

Plums........................................................................................................................$ 3.00............... $0.25/oz.

Pumpkins (Jack Be Little, Cinderella, Sugar Pie, Jack O Lantern, Big Max)........... $ 1.25...............$0.10/oz.

Radishes (Red, White).............................................................................................. $ 2.50...............$0.40/oz.

Squash (Rampicante, Straight neck, Spaghetti)......................................................$ 2.00...............$0.25/oz.

Snow Peas.................................................................................................................$ 8.00................$0.50/oz.

Sweet and green onions...........................................................................................$ 3.00............... $0.50/oz.  Tomatoes (Big Beef, Pink Brandywine, Cherry, Roma)............................................$ 3.50............... $0.40/oz.

Watermelons (Crimson Sweet)................................................................................$ 1.00................$0.10/oz.

Zucchini....................................................................................................................$ 2.50................$0.40/oz.

             

History: Five generations of descendants have lived and worked the property today known as Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard and Garden.  John Antone Winters, a German immigrant, purchased the property about 1902 and owned and operated a lumber mill and hotel. A few years later he built six homes to better accomodate the community.  Farm animals were raised and crops and orchards were planted on the beautiful Camino property. 

 

Fourth generation great grandson Thomas David Sloan at age 13 left the area with his parents and siblings for his dad's engineering career in Sacramento.  Tom, fondly remembers the family team work in maintaining and harvesting the pears. He loved following his father and uncle and his tasks even included working in the packing shed separating the bruised pears from the others on the conveyor belt.  Tom loved the fresh air, mountains and the open expanse of this Camino property. 

 

Tom has returned to Camino after retiring from two successful careers with the United States Coast Guard for 22.5 years as a Lieutenant Commander and as an IT Systems Engineer for 28 years with the State of California.  

 

Tom and his wife Valerie believe in nutritious, organic eating. We are happy to focus on growing fruit trees, berries and harvesting organic vegetables to promote clean nutritious delicious food, fresh from the farm to your feast!  

Currently, we embrace the joy of being a member of the Apple Hill Growers Association. We are number 12 on the map and can easily be found from Carson Road.  Turn north on Snows Road off of Carson Road and follow our signs. Also, we have a large Farm home you can rent at 3942 Roosevelt Avenue, Camino. Go to the Airbnb.com application to check it out for availability. 

 FRUITS    
Bartlett Pears 
Blackberries
Apples
Plums
Lemons
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    Our Jams, Maralades and curds are sold by the jar and the prices are as follows:
$8.00 for a 8 ounce decorated jar
$5.00 for a 4 ounce decorated jar.
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FAVORITE SQUASH RECIPES:  
CHOCOLATE CHIP, KAHLUA RAMPICANTE CAKE
2 cups flour                                1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda                                   3 eggs
1/3 cup cocoa                             1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar                              2 1/2 cups rampicante
3/4 cup buttermilk                   coarsely shredded
1/4 to 1/2 cup Kahlua               1 cup chocolate chips       1 tsp. baking powder

                                                                 

Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside. In large bowl of mixer, beat eggs until very light. Gradually beat in sugar until mixture is fluffy and pale ivory color. Slowly beat in oil. Stir in flour mixture, a third at a time, alternately with buttermilk and zucchini. Blend lightly but thoroughly. Stir in Kailua and chocolate chips. Pour into a greased and flour-dusted bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, or until done. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Turn out on wire rack to cool thoroughly.  

 

CARMELIZED RAMPICANTE
4 cups cubed organic rampicante (1/2 to 3/4 cubes)
2 cups fresh organic corn, sliced from cob
1/4 cup butter or olive oil

Directions: Melt butter in skillet. Toss in veggies & saute on medium heat until corn pops, while stirring constantly. Let sizzle & pop for about 1 minute. Turn heat down to low & cook until desired tenderness is reached. Season to taste with seasoned salt & coarse pepper. Yield: 2 to 3 servings (very easy to double or triple this delicious side dish!)

 

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE RAMPICANTE BREAD
2 cups Rampicante grated
1/2 cup melted butter + more for brushing pan
1/2 cup cocoa powder + more for dusting pan
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 cup Kosher salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup chocolate chips
Flaky sea salt for garnish  -------------Directions--->*
JAMS & MARMALADES
(21 flavors)
Cinnamon Berry Jam
Cinnamon Plum Jam
Light Plum Jam
Blackberry Plum Jam
Blackberry Jam
Caramel Apple Jam
Cranberry Pear Jam
Lavender Medley Jam
M & M Jam
Nectar-Cot Jam
Nectarine Mango Jam
Peach Jam
Raspberry Mango Jam
Spiced Berry Jam
Spicy Cherry Jam
Strawberry Plum
Light Strawberry Plum Jam
Strawberry Magarita Jam
Triple Berry Jam
Lemon Marmalade
Lemon Curd
Apple Hill Growers Special Events Calendar
 
* Take a tractor ride on our farm and pick your favorite produce.
Cider Press Guides are available.
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Apple Hill Grower's Hard bound Cookbooks with Favorite Recipes are now on sale at our farm for only $21.95 each. See an  image of this wonderful cookbook below.
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE RAMPICANTE BREAD
*Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Butter & dust a loaf pan with cocoa powder.  In large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon & salt.  In another large bowl stir together sugar & egg & egg yolks till smooth, 1 minute.  Add melted butter & vanilla, mix till smooth 1 minute.  Add squash, then flour.  Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into pan & bake 50 minutes.  Let cool slightly in pan, then transfer to cooling rack.  Sprinkle with flaky sea salt & serve.
BANANA-ZUCCHINI NUT BREAD
3 eggs                                                  3 c. flour
1 c. cooking oil                                   1 tsp. salt
2 c. sugar                                            1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla                                      1/4  tsp. baking powder
2 to 3 c. shredded raw zucchini      1 T. cinnamon
2 to 3 very ripe bananas, mashed  1 1/2 c. chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together in small mixing bowl. In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla; beat well. Mix in mashed bananas. Add dry ingredients and shredded zucchini alternately, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Stir in chopped nuts. Pour dough into 2lightly greased loaf pans. Bake about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool about 15 minutes before removing from pan.