New hybrids extend California’s traditional plum season from May through October. Despite drought, 2014 will be a good year for plum growers and consumers.

Berry season comes early with some varieties already gone, but plenty of late blackberries should be ready for the picking real soon.

What wrinkles? These dried plums can help you feel healthier (and regular).

‘Year of the Egg’ sees this ingredient used creatively in all sorts of dishes and every meal.

A staple of global cuisines, versatile dried beans offer a lot of nutrition and taste – no matter what they look like.

This versatile vegetable offers a lot more than crunch.

This nutritious and tasty green is finding new appeal as an edible ornamental and restaurant star.

At its peak in winter, this zesty citrus boasts versatility as well as great flavor.

This unusual and often misunderstood fruit has found many fans in the Sacramento region.

Olive harvest arrives early — with enough gems for every finger.

Whether luxuriously purple or pearly white like its namesake, eggplant is a staple of the summer garden and dinner menu.

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