Friday, December 18, 2009


ou Going south from Oregon you know you are in California when you see Mt. Shasta...

... and it's only in California can you have a town called Weed.

A little roadside entertainment courtesy of Caltrans and The California Department of Forestry (CDF)

The real excitement of the day was Valley Pistachio's Country Store.

Set up in an old house...

... and colorfully decorated with snowmen and ...

Geese the store is located at 20865 Avenue 20 in Madera, California.

They have a great and welcoming staff...

... and they do ship wonderful gift packages.

They are definitely ready for Christmas.

They specialize in quality gourmet foods and gift baskets.

Offerering a wide array of nuts including pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, flavored almonds, candied almonds and pistachios, dried fruits including, apricots, strawberries, pango, plums, raisins, flavored raisins, along with many other yummy treats.

Its not just bulk packaging...

...they also create custom gift baskets...

...and ship our products all over the continental USA.

They have a nice web presence at

It is worth a call at least and help support some nice people who hang nice flowers in the winter.

No Scrabble today.

Quote of the Day ~
"Pistachio nuts, the red ones, cure any problem." ~ Paula Danziger, American author


Anonymous said...

Oh my God, you must have been in heaven with all of those pistachios! Photos look beautiful as ever. Wish I could have been with you guys!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely store, it reminds of the farm shops.


©Paul Viel