Recently I have had the pleasure to work with Doug Klein, former CEO/CTO of Vernier Networks and veteran of companies such as Packet Design, NuvoMedia, and NCD. He shared the lovely photo above featuring the succulent produce he found at one of his favorite Central Valley produce stops, Fisher Farm. This particular stand happens to be almost exactly halfway between the Bay Area and his family's cabin in the Sierras (just for kicks, I figured out that it's 82.6 miles from my home in Palo Alto). In Doug's own words:
On the way home we (of course) stopped at Fisher Farm, just outside of Manteca. For 80c per pound, I picked up some yellow and pink brandywine heirloom tomatoes and a few white peaches. Should make a good side for dinner :) One of these days you're going to have to give up your big city LA and SF ways and wander out to the central valley... I only regret that I didn't take a picture of the stand so you could get the whole effect. The other benefit of this particular stand is that it is almost exactly half-way (time-wise) to the cabin, so it makes a convenient pit stop, although I must admit an outhouse in the central valley heat is not a place one cares to spend much time :)
Fisher Farm is on Highway 120, about halfway between Manteca and Escalon. It's open for business roughly May through October, 7 days a week from 8am - 6pm (open until 7pm Friday - Sunday).
C & R Fisher Farm
17747 E Hwy 120
Ripon, CA 95366