Casa De Fruta Along California's Pacheco Pass

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If one takes the I-5 route from Sacramento to Monterey, through Stockton, which takes advantage of Pacheco Pass (highway 152), they will experience landscape much different than scenes along the usual route, traveling west on highway 80 out of Sacramento.  The drive seems more relaxed, and is absent the bridge tolls.

In recent days the hills along Pacheco Pass are a velvety blanket of moss green.  Mists sometimes hover in the area, providing a mystical realm.  The Irish green hue is a gift of recent March rains.

Land development along Pacheco Pass is sparse, but there’s one establishment which has been around longer than I can remember.  The roadside stop, Casa de Fruta, is celebrating over 100 years of existence. 
 

In earlier years, Casa de Fruta was little more than a good sized fruit and nut stand.  But, in today’s world, the amenities have grown in size.  There is a café, gift shop and wine tasting, in addition to the artfully displayed fruits, vegetables, nuts and candies.  It makes for a pleasant highway stop!


Casa de Fruta is located at 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister, CA 95023.

Their website can be accessed via: http://www.casadefruta.com


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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Myrl. What a terrific and enticing post. I love the pictures and want to go now.

Mar 25, 2016 12:28 AM #1
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Myrl,

My kind of venue, I would definitely check this place out.  Thanks for mentioning this, it would a great stop on a road trip.  A

Mar 25, 2016 02:44 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Myrl -- if the slideshow is any indication(and I'm sure it is) -- this looks like a great place -- full of history and good times.  

Mar 25, 2016 03:42 AM #3
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Belinda Spillman
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What a great place.  I would love to hang out there for a few hours.  

Mar 25, 2016 03:54 AM #4
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Chris Ann Cleland
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That looks like a place I would love to visit.  I can almost smell the fresh fruit from here.

Mar 25, 2016 06:20 AM #5
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Hannah Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat  what a cool place to stop and shop

Mar 25, 2016 06:40 AM #6
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Myrl that is my kind of place.  If I live close by Casa De Fruta would be a frequent stop.

Mar 25, 2016 07:23 AM #7
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Myrl Jeffcoat - If I only had those red ruby slippers, I'd close my eyes, tap my heels together and say, There's no place like 

Casa De Fruta Along California's Pacheco Pass !!!

Mar 25, 2016 10:33 AM #8
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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I love your creative writing! Paragraph 2 is my favorite! Your story painted a journey in my mind with vivid imagery of beautiful views and natural gifts bestowed upon us from our Creator to be used to give back to the community at this lovely shop! I am so impressed! You consistently entice me to want to visit your homeland there in California and share a cup of good laughter and great conversations with you!

Mar 25, 2016 10:37 AM #9
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Debbie Laity
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I traveled that road many years ago when I was a kid. My dad and I were heading to the Monterey area. I don't remember too much of the drive. I pretty sure we didn't stop at Casa de Fruta. Although I would love this store. Great localism post, Mryl. 

Mar 25, 2016 11:30 AM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Myrl loved this store... wow all the garlic I guess no Vampires will be entering here:)) Endre

Mar 25, 2016 02:19 PM #11
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Lisa Von Domek
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Fabulous photos Myrl Jeffcoat ...this is a stop I would like to make.  And I am with  Endre Barath, Jr. - that's a lot of garlic!

Mar 25, 2016 02:48 PM #12
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Hello Myrl ...

Great post, wonderful photos, I have been there before and your post has been featured to the group:

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Mar 25, 2016 05:57 PM #13
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Kathleen Daniels
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Myrl – I have not been there in years.  I drove to Elk Grove a few weekends ago … during that big storm we had … and the plush green hills took my breath away. 

Mar 26, 2016 01:35 AM #14
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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This is nostalgia of the good old days for sure!  I love open air, covered, markets.  The photos are wonderful.

Mar 26, 2016 05:49 AM #15
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Myrl, I would love to stop at Casa de Fruta and enjoy browsing this lovely pace.

Mar 26, 2016 06:27 AM #16
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Curtis Van Carter
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Myrl

Even without translation, the name expresses it all. cheers cvc

Mar 26, 2016 11:24 AM #17
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