A Taste of Tulare, California



ON BIG BLEND RADIO: From restaurants and breweries to farmers’ markets, gourmet gift shops, seasonal festivals, and agricultural attractions, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s 1st Thursday “Travel Tulare County” series with the Sequoia Tourism Council is all about the vibrant farm and food scene in California’s Sequoia Country. Featured Guests: Donnette Silva Carter – Tulare Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Bianco – Visit Visalia, Tina Rice – Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Heathe Jones – Dinuba Chamber of Commerce, and Kristy Martin – Porterville Chamber of Commerce. Listen here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on PodBean.

A major agricultural hub that feeds America, Tulare County is a leading producer in dairy, citrus and stone fruits, nuts and berries. In fact, local farmers grow over 200 different major crops with produce being shipped to more than 75 countries worldwide. Locals and visitors can get a taste of the region’s bounty, including its dairy products, at one of the many roadside farm stands or community farmers markets, restaurants and gourmet shops, festivals and events. Along with breweries and wineries, the area’s dining opportunities range from tasty Mexican cuisine and delicious European flavors to fresh farm-to-table fare and traditional American diner food. If you’re looking for a foodie adventure, look no further!

Home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, Tulare County is known as California’s Sequoia Country, and makes for a fabulous destination offering a variety of outdoor activities, a calendar full of art events and seasonal festivals, and an eclectic selection of shopping and dining opportunities in the park gateway communities of Three Rivers, Exeter, Visalia, Porterville, Tulare, Lindsay, Woodlake and Dinuba. East of Fresno, the area is an easy 4-5 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and 3-4 hours from Los Angeles. For more about the area visit www.DiscoverTheSequoias.com.


See our story “Family Fun in Central California’s Farm Country” Here.  

JIGSAW PUZZLE: Listen to our Big Blend Radio ‘Taste of Tulare County’ show, while piecing together this online jigsaw puzzle featuring the Exeter Fruit Labels mural by artist Lola Collins. Several citrus and grape labels from Exeter’s packing houses are the

focus of this mural. Can you find 3 children, a cat and a bird? Jigsaw Puzzle Tips: Use the full screen icon to make it easier. Use your mouse roller or arrow keys to rotate the puzzle pieces and click and drag to put the pieces in place. Use the Image Icon to see the picture and the Ghost Icon to set your workspace.


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